Abstract: Prompted by restricted funding for a lab which supported student software development work on real-world projects, a contribution program was established to facilitate monetary support from the external clients. The paper explores the relationships between instructor, students and client and how a funding component can affect these ties. Instructors who follow the guidelines provided can be successful with such a fund raising approach, but specific legal, ethical and organizational entanglements may disrupt these relationships and so should be avoided.
Keywords: Program funding, Real-world projects, Action learning, Experiential learning
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Recommended Citation: Henson, K. L. (2010). Student Projects as a Funding Source. Journal of Information Systems Education, 21(3), 291-298.