Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) Program
The Academic Technology team in ITS developed the SEED program in 2012 to encourage and support innovation by instructional staff. Based on the initial year's tremendous success, we continue to solicit and develop projects annually. Starting in 2013, SEED beame a joint effort of the Swarthmore College libraries and ITS to further expand the range of projects that instructors may propose.
Each spring, we invite all current instructional staff to apply for SEED project support. Accepted SEED projects receive dedicated assistance from web and mobile software developers, library professionals, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of technical development in the summer. The most important criterion for a successful project is that it should enhance teaching or facilitate undergraduate research.
The 2014 call for proposals will go out early in the spring semester.