83 Instructions for the Proposal

Using the memo format, write a proposal for one of the following ideas:

  1. A new student activity or club

……- address it to the Student Senate chairperson.

……- send a copy to the Academic Dean.

2. A new course at CCC

……- address it to the Academic Dean.

……- send a copy to the chair of the Curriculum Committee.

3. A new program or plan for an organization with which you are affiliated.

……- address it to the person who has the authority to fund it.

……- send copies to other persons who would be interested.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Include the following sections (use headings):

  • ABSTRACT

……- a brief, opening summary of the entire proposal

  • INTRODUCTION

……- defines and explains the need for the proposal (the whys and how comes)

……- explains the planning involved

  • METHODOLOGY

……- gives an overview of the process (strategies and outcomes, the hows and whats)

  • WORK AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

……- tasks, with schedule

……- facilities needed

……- management plan (details of when, who and where)

  • DETAILED BUDGET

……- information on costs (salaries and materials)

……- information on budget procedures

  • PERSONNEL

……- relevant information on people involved, including names and titles (credibility)

  • CONCLUSION

……- be brief, but wrap up the key purpose of the proposal

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Remember to be specific with information. Consider the interests of those to whom you are selling your idea. Again, this project should be a bit more involved than the memo you wrote earlier in this course. It will take some planning and preparations, perhaps some research as well. Remember to do your Cover Sheet before you start writing your proposal.

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