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IDAD GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR CIVIC ACTION  
 

 

  IDAD Graduate Program for (HTTE) CIVIC ACTION
We at IDAD are endeavoring to encourage community-level action by students in the design professions as part of their professional paper/thesis requirements. The HTTE initiative as a program provides a letter of recognition from IDAD to the successful applicant. It is intended to encourage IDAD-HTTE students and open doors of opportunity.

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Economies (HTTE) Civic Characteristics
1. Partnerships with industry/university & other stakeholders and citizens of HTTE.
2. Students set civic outreach agenda based on shared interests/opportunities in HTTE.
3. Intellectual property is equally shared among fields in two-way transfer of
knowledge for use in civic projects in HTTE.
4. Students monitor and advise on research grants being used for civic projects in HTTE.
5. Partners in industry/agencies help students in working for civic causes in HTTE.
6. Formal structure and policies for program in resort & hydroscape specialty concerned with HTTE.
7. Conducting independent studies in support of IDAD goals directed at HTTE.
8 . Program which relies on graduate student involvement in civic outreach projects for HTTE.

Eligibility for IDAD-HTTE Program Recognition
1. Mass of interdisciplinary backgrounds
2. Comprehensive range of industry/civic-interested outreach issues


Support required:
(a) supporting funds from a minimum of 1 supporter or grant
(b) Supporters may be industrial firms and federal agencies--there may be
varying levels of civic support participating in outreach funding

Management Structure of Student HTTE Civic Outreach
1. Director of outreach project (major professor)
2. Civic Advisory Board (CAB) reviews ongoing/completed activities and selects
new projects (community member serving on thesis committee to comprise board)
3. University Policy Committee assures participation recognition for
the outreach as appropriate for graduate education (thesis committee plus sponsored programs director comprise this committee)

IDAD Oversight/Evaluation
Students are required to submit annual report 30 days prior to the anniversary of IDAD (HTTE) outreach startup date.

1. Includes accomplishments of fiscal year
2. Outreach goal for current year
3. Communication/interaction processes used with civic members
4. List of faculty, GRAs, other students and HTTE industry members involved in
civic outreach
5. Income sources
6. Lists of patents, licenses and publications held as products of outreach
7. Statement of university cost-sharing
8. Statement of funders' obligations
9. Budget forms

Establishment of HTTE Outreach Program
Concept Paper - Describing the proposed HTTE outreach - must be approved by IDAD : approval decisions are made periodically, but no later than three (3) months after receipt of concept paper. Major points considered:

1. The outreach is viable without duplicating other programs in the IDAD network in terms of outreach focus
2. The HTTE outreach fit within the community/university/professional scope
3. Partnerships with State Governments - or how program will receive financial support from state governments, if applicable
4. Exploratory or Recovery Projects - Long-term program for community/social high-risk but high-benefit projects
5. Industry/Social Fellowships (I/SOC) -Student in residence at member
company through fellowships working on civic HTTE projects
6. Connectivity and Creativity Concept - papers for:
(a) research in action
(b) cross-discipline collaborative projects
(c) community/university/professional development projects
(d) IDAD-Student Section initiative

Concept Paper Submissions for HTTE standing with IDAD
Allow 3 months for decision - no closing date

Concept Paper Construction and Content
1. Brief description of community with which student or students will interact, receive support, focusing on that community's HTTE needs
2. Participating university/faculty
3. Institution capability to address civic HTTE issues and needs of community
4. Description of expertise, facilities and university commitment
5. Discussion of envisioned outcomes
6. Program's potential for community, university, professional, state and other funding sources to be obtained and commitment to same
7. A brief plan, including structure, policy, management, outreach focus and planned budget

Approval - Will not win funding from IDAD - we support with recognition only