ERIC Number: ED070439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-11
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Proposal Writing: Reactions of an Evaluator.
Because community college proposals have been found inadequate in many cases, suggestions are made for the improvement of future proposals by these colleges. The suggestions are as follows: (1) Meet the Criteria--read carefully the restrictions and guidelines; (2) Present Specific Facts and Plans--list specific classes, forums and seminars identified as to topic, cost and duration; include supporting material such as newspaper articles or any other evidence that the stated need of the community does indeed exist; (3) Make Proposal Development a Year-Round Effort--communication with community and college personnel should be on a continuing basis in regard to needs; a "proposal bank" should be maintained that reflects community needs; (4) Propose Economic Solutions to Problems--don't propose an activity that entails a high unit cost per participant if the same activity can be carried out at local colleges or universities for a lesser cost; be wary of the use of high-paid consultants in the proposed work; (5) Document the Involvement of Persons and Institutions--include supporting material such as letters or resolutions from other institutions that might participate in the proposed work; if the proposed project depends upon key personnel, include resumes giving their qualifications; (6) Triple Check Your Figures; and (7) Check Out Proposal on Campus before Submitting It for Funding--submit your proposal to several persons for editing and reactions. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Trade-Technical Coll., CA.