Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.

Do you have educational content, activities, or projects that you want to put online, but don’t have the time or know-how?

The libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) support. SEED projects will receive dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of project development in June and July 2013. With your SEED project team’s help, you can create a new digital object or resource that enhances your teaching or facilitates undergraduate research.

Successful projects will have:

  • a clear focus on enhancing undergraduate learning.
  • a scope that can be completed within eight weeks.
  • a plan to be put into use in the 2013-14 academic year.

Projects will be evaluated on the potential benefit to Swarthmore students and faculty, but also must align with ITS/Libraries capabilities. Preference is shown to projects that have a potential reach beyond Swarthmore.  Visit the SEED Project page to see examples of previous projects:

To be considered for SEED support this summer, please complete the application form by the end of the day on March 15. 2013: (You may have to sign in with your Swarthmore credentials to fill out the form.)

For more information, contact Eric Behrens, Associate Chief Information Technology Officer ( or Barb Weir, Associate College Librarian for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives (