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Summer Salary Awards for Education or Practice Innovation Scholarship Subsection: Appendix F
Section - Appendices Originating Date: November 1998
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Executive Council
Revised: March 2002
Revised: January 2006
Revised: January 2007
Revised: January 2008
Revised: March 2015
Revised: February 2022 (changes)
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Summer Salary Awards

Salary support may be available for Summer Salary Awards for Education or Practice Innovation Scholarship for faculty with nine-month contracts, pending availability of funding. The priorities listed below for funding for Summer Salary Awards were developed by the Summer Salary Award Committee, endorsed by Faculty Coordinating Council, and approved by Executive Council. All proposals must be approved with signature of the applicant’s Division Assistant Dean (based on clarity and achievability of the proposal and on successful completion of any previously summer funded Project).

Priority will be based on the relevance of the proposal to the needs and strategic goals of the CON, and the clarity and achievability of proposed project outcomes. Up to two (2) awards may be disbursed annually.

Summer salary funding will be considered for Projects requiring a minimum of 1 week up to a maximum of 6 weeks. To apply for this funding, submit a Summer Salary Award application for each Project.

Proposals must provide a clear description of the role for each participant in the project (involvement, responsibility, and accountability).

  1. If all divisions have been invited to participate in a cross-campus project and representatives from each division are not available for summer work, funding can be awarded to those available to work on the Project.
  2. Project should result in dissemination of the work.


  1. Redesign course(s) (undergraduate or graduate) to include novel, learner-centered strategies.
  2. Develop classroom or clinical innovations that build on education or practice scholarship for the new AACN Essentials.
  3. Prepare a grant (funding) application focused on program improvement or enhancement strategies for educational or practice initiatives.
  4. Develop strategies to enrich learning related to justice, diversity, equity, or inclusivity and social determinants of health.
  5. Develop and implement a practice improvement strategy.


Faculty with nine month contracts may apply. Previous Summer Salary Awards must have been completed successfully (as determined by the applicant’s Assistant Dean) to be considered for approval of a Summer Salary Award.

Proposal Format:

Background and significance:



Implementation strategy:

Evaluation Plan:

Data Analysis Plan:

Proposed Budget:

Budget Justification:

Equipment Purchases and Justification and Delineation of License/Maintenance Fees:

Deadline to Division Assistant Dean for signed approval is the last day of February.

Deadline for submission to Summer Salary Awards Committee is March 15. The Summer Salary committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the Dean. The anticipated date of notification for award is April 15. Deadline for completion of the Project is the first Friday in August. The deadline for Award Report to respective Assistant Dean is first Friday of September. The deadline for the Award Report to Summer Salary Committee with approval of Assistant Dean is the third Friday of September.

Summer Salary Award Final Report

Submit 1 copy to Division Assistant Dean by the last day of February for signature.

Submit 1 copy, signed or forwarded on email by the Division Assistant Dean to Chairperson of Summer Salary Committee by March 15.

Name(s):   Division:  

[Individuals working together on one project in one course can submit one report with all names]

Title of Project:

Number of approved days ______

Approximate number of days you actually spent completing this project: _________

Outcome (Product)
For each outcome identified on your application or modified by Summer Salary Committee in notification letter, describe if you accomplished it or the progress you made. For tangible outcomes please submit a copy of it. [e.g. if the outcome was to be NCLEX and Blooms’ mapping of test items, then attach the Test Blueprint for the course you did and also indicate how many new test items you developed to achieve the desired relative proportions within the blueprint – For security purposes Do Not Attach Exam Questions; if outcome was to develop a new Sim Man Scenario, attach the printed scenario, list of necessary supplies, and computer print out. The project report can be no more than six pages.

Cross Campus Coordination: Indicate if any coordination with cross campus faculty occurred with names and campuses if applicable:

Progress Toward Implementation on Own Campus:

Progress Toward Demonstration and/or Implementation on All Campuses:

Progress Toward Evaluation of the Project:

[Note: If implementation and evaluation has not yet been accomplished, a follow-up report will be necessary to Division Assistant Dean].

Additional Support (technical, additional equipment, etc.).
Indicate if additional support was used.
Indicate if additional support was needed, but not available:
Please describe any suggestions for improving the process for summer salary awards:

Please indicate anything else you wish the Summer Salary Committee to know.


_______________________________________________   __________________________________________
Signature of Faculty Member
Or email from faculty member
_______________________________________________   __________________________________________
Signature of Division Assistant Dean
Or notification of approval by forwarding on email

Summer Salary Project Checklist

WHAT DUE DATE Check When Accomplished
Develop idea(s) for summer project based on Summer Salary Priorities with input from Division Assistant Dean and a Summer Salary committee member January & February  
Collaborate with cross campus colleagues to develop application. January & February  
Complete application and sign. February  
Attach ITS work order or emailed response (if applicable) indicating that work will be completed before project begins. February  
Submit application to Division Assistant Dean for signature (based on clarity, achievability, and successful completion of any previous summer Awards). Last day of February  
Division Assistant Dean to submit application (by email) to summer salary awards committee March 15  
Written Notification of Award received from Dean April 15 (anticipated)  
Note any changes (in expected outcomes or time awarded) and return acceptance of Award to Dean’s office. As designated in letter  
Develop summer Project Summer  
Complete Project On or before first Friday in August  
Submit any Project specific outcomes to appropriate committee or person First Friday in August