In an effort to increase digital and media literacy in Charlotte, we've developed a process for organizations in the community as well as university students, faculty and staff to request support from us to envision their digital and media literacy idea and see it come to fruition.
Whether a junior wants to develop their own social media workshop for a local non-profit, or a faculty member wants to teach media literacy in an after-school program, then we want to be your partner.
If you have an idea that relates to digital and media literacy and enriches a community, then please fill out a request form.
Does your idea/project meet the criteria?
We will evaluate all potential opportunities against the criteria below:
- Addresses one of the three strategic objectives in the Knight Grant plan;
- Update and expand digital and media literacy in the university's teaching programs
- Introduce and expand digital and media literacy in the community through partnerships and engagement initiatives
- Contribute to and expand the emerging field of digital and media literacy through an interactive web site, an online journal and an annual forum
- Demonstrates a focus on digital and media literacy
- Works within a specified time frame;
- Benefits a specific Charlotte community group; and
- Includes a measurable goal.
Below are links to the proposal forms. Below is a list of criteria that the project/idea must meet to be considered:
If you would like to see a PDF version of the RFP first, please e-mail the Community Coordinator, Jennifer Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you may contact her as well.
Once the Proposal Request Form is completed, it is e-mailed to the Knight School. The Knight Grant committee will review the proposal. If the project is approved, the applicant will work with the Community Coordinator in managing a timetable of completing the project. Please note, the Community Coordinator is not responsible for the project, but her role is to confirm that the Knight School resources are being used appropriately and accordingly.