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Engineering Fee Proposals

Deadlines

  • Purchases requiring competitive bidding and license/contract review are due no later than April 1 for funding in the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). All other proposals are due no later than May 1.
  • All purchased items must be received and invoiced no later than June 1.

Applications

To apply for funding, please follow one of the following two procedures depending on the type of proposal:

1) RECURRING LAB SUPPLIES, SENIOR DESIGN PARTS/EXPENSES, AND SOFTWARE RENEWALS

For recurring lab supplies, senior design parts/expenses and software renewals, email the proposal directly to orders@eecs.utk.edu. Indicate in the email to orders@eecs.utk.edu that this is an Engineering Fee proposal and include a list of requested items. If the proposed items were funded by the Engineering Fee in recent years, they will likely be funded in the current fiscal year. For significant changes of an existing software license such as more seats, new features and higher cost, please use the second procedure (NEW COURSE AND LAB DEVELOPMENT).

2) NEW COURSE AND LAB DEVELOPMENT

Email proposals for new course and lab development to Randy Bond at rbond@utk.edu. The proposals will be summarized and submitted to Dr. Leon Tolbert for approval.

For new course and lab development proposals, please include the following details in the body of the email or attached document:

a) REQUESTER(S):
One or more faculty member names. Faculty may submit joint proposals.

b) SHORT NAME OF PROPOSAL:
A one line description of proposal.

c) ESTIMATED TOTAL COST:
Dollars.

d) DATE ITEMS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ONSITE:
Date.

e) PERMANENT LOCATION OF ITEMS:
Building, Room number. This will be used for delivery and inventory purposes.

f) DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS:
Attach recent vendor quotes that include vendor, manufacturer, model, unit cost, quantity, etc. For software indicate if this is a request for an enhancement (more seats, features) of an existing license or new software not currently available in EECS.

g) PROPOSED USAGE, PROGRAM IMPLICATIONS:
This is the most important part of the proposal. What will be the impact of this purchase on students enrolled in EECS courses in the current and future academic years? Include all course numbers and numbers of students per course per semester.

Questions

Please direct all questions regarding the EECS Engineering Fee program to Randy Bond at rbond@utk.edu.

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