The proposal I have chosen to critique is the “Vancouver Island Eco Initiatives-Request for Proposals VIEI-11-02”. This proposal introduces a way for Camosun Students to earn extra bursaries by means of selling used books, clothing, non-perishable food and random items that are put together on a table and sold for $20 each. Four students will be assigned to each table, to gather items and food for sale. Once a month (the first Monday for Lansdowne Students, and the last Monday for Interurban Students) these sales will be held. Once the money is collected, students can apply for the bursary to pay for the many expenses that students are faced with such as books, tuition, food, and living expenses. The Camosun College Student Society is encouraged to become involved and help organize these monthly sales at both campuses. The proposed budget of this project is $2,000 to start up, and it is estimated to make $8,000 per year between both campus incomes. This critique will recommend additional ways the proposal could be justified, additional research that could be included in the proposal, and potential ways the cost of the proposal could be reduced; these recommendations will be explained later in this critique.
This evaluation will analyze how well this proposal is explained, how well it is justified, and whether all the major benefits of the proposal are identified.
The proposal is explained quite thoroughly, but as I was reading it I felt like I didn`t fully understand the concept. The concepts were quite vague and there was a lot of grammatical errors, making it very difficult to understand the project. I had to read it twice to get what the proposed project actually was. The proposal was also riddled w...
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...roject could benefit them in the long run.
Additional research definitely would be beneficial to this proposal. I think that the author could have included a study or another community college in Canada or the United States that has implemented a similar program/project that has been successful. This may give possible funders something to look back on for further confidence in this project.
I believe that $2,000 for an initial start-up fee is a little steep, so I am recommending something a little cheaper. For the first couple of years doing this project, Camosun could sell baskets or plastic bins of items instead of full tables. This reduces the cost significantly, seeing as baskets are around $1-$2 each, and tables are estimated to be $50 each. This would drop the prices immensely and may result in more confidence towards the project by Camosun’s Student Society.
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