Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in September, 2009. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing up to four meetings of subject matter experts to assist NIC and the corrections field in ongoing work in the area of organizational culture and performance. Likely topics for the meetings include improving methods for evaluating organizational culture assessments using focus groups, the use of staff surveys in correctional agencies, culture change in correctional systems, and culture assessment and change in community corrections agencies.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-The Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) Guidance Tools Project
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a nine month project period. Work under this agreement will result in a ``tool kit'' to aid those charged with assessing the quality of lesson plans to include performance objectives, content delivery strategies, training activities, and supplemental materials. The tool kit will be framed around the Instructional Theory Into Practice model. In addition to providing assessment guidance, the tool kit will provide a brief history of the model, a description of the relevant research, a glossary, and a list of relevant references and websites.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Direct Supervision: Curriculum Development
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of two training program curricula: one that focuses on the role of the housing-unit officer and shift supervisor in a direct supervision jail and another that focuses on the role of the administrator in a direct supervision jail. The project will be for an eighteen-month period, and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Jails Division staff will direct the project and will participate in curriculum design, lesson plan development, and the creation of training-related materials.