Effective Friday, January 20 , Position Restriction costing allocations can use grants. Any new positions that are grant funded can now be set up at the Create Position step. Cost Center Managers are not required to update the previously recorded costing allocations to accommodate the new functionality.
The two Principal Investigator spend authorization and expense report notification improvements listed have been recently implemented.
Spend authorization and expense report notifications were updated to include the grant numbers from the transactions. Expense report notifications will only be sent if there is not a linked spend authorization or if the expense report total is over $500 and the cost center is not CC10982: ERIK | Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.
ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials. This year, we have simplified the application process for our grants and curated our grant offerings to three high-impact, just-in-time opportunities: Racial Justice, Syllabus Review and $0 Course Transformation. Learn more and apply by October 26.
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has been awarding grants for the past seven years to instructors who want to transform their courses. Grant winners were primarily focused on reducing the cost of their course materials for students. “While these goals remain at the core of the ALX mission, the murder of George Floyd in 2020 prompted us to [...] expand our scope to encompass broader social justice topics," said Ashley Miller. Several instructors at Ohio State share Miller's passion and have taken the opportunity ALX provides to infuse their courses with racial justice.
Working alongside her lab manager and undergraduate students, Dr. Elizabeth Kirby is in the process of compiling an Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience textbook. The previous textbook for this course was expensive, and Dr. Kirby’s media has already been able to save students more than $20,000.
College tuition alone is expensive enough for students, in addition to other incidental costs like textbooks and supplemental materials. All the extras can be barriers to entry for budget-conscious students who want to take courses that will expand their...
Based on feedback from users in the grants/research community, the “Other Funding” report within the Principal Investigator and Grants Administration dashboards now includes a new column for “Revenue.” The "Transfers In and Out" information is still in a separate column. This ensures a full view of balances is contained within this report.
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has awarded grants to 21 instructors for 2022. This new cohort is planning to use those funds to support affordability and racial justice projects for courses at Columbus, Lima and Newark campuses. These projects cover a wide range of disciplines—from math to music, art and design to architecture, sociology to psychology. The hard work of these instructors over the next year will result in over $80,000 in direct savings to students!