Course-Based Projects FAQ
What is a Course-Based Project?
Course-Based Projects bring together industry and community partners, along with Niagara College faculty and students to provide solutions for a specific problem. Short-term projects provide an opportunity to integrate real-life scenarios into course curriculum. Through these projects students are given the ability to have an increase in contact with a specific industry, and present their fresh ideas to you – the client. In other words, everyone benefits from the collaboration.
Types of projects?
We are looking for project ideas that will help your business achieve greater success. For example, one project involved the development of administrative templates using Excel to increase efficiencies in a business, such as spreadsheets for client tracking, quoting, budgeting, or inventory/data management. Other great past projects are profiled here.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy! Simply complete our online intake form and Research & Innovation will be in touch with you regarding next steps.
Is there a cash contribution?
Typically there is no cash requirement as part of a course-based project.
At times, course-based projects can be connected to grants held by Niagara College and in these cases, a cash or in-kind contribution may be required from the partner.
What is my time commitment?
Typically there is a flexible time commitment for these projects. The minimum requirement is to be available in person three times throughout the project.
- To introduce your company and project concept to the class.
- For a mid-point meeting or interim presentations with the class to ensure that they are on the right track.
- For final presentations at the end of the project.
You may be required for additional phone calls or emails throughout the semester, all of which are co-ordinated and vetted by the Research & Innovation office.