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See grants by year awarded, recipient or project type. Click on a grant listing to see a brief project description. Click on web links to go to the project site.

 
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Grant Year
2016
$90,000

American International College, Springfield

Joint Purchasing Initiative

To expand the collaborative initiatives of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield.

This project is led by Vincent M. Maniaci with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$186,400

American International College, Springfield

Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

To support improvements in instruction, scholarship of teaching and learning, assessment of learning outcomes, and technology integration.

This project is led by Raj Parikh with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Anna Maria College, Paxton

Presidential Grant

To develop plans for accelerating time to graduation.

This project is led by Christine Holmes with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$223,536

Bates College, Lewiston

Academic Resource Commons: Reimagining A Liberal Arts Education

bates.edu

To launch an Academic Resource Commons as a student-run and student-focused set of academic support services including tutoring, workshops, supplemental instruction, and learning strategies.

This project is led by Daniel Sanford with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$2,500

Bennington College, Bennington

Presidential Grant

To support Phase One of Trustee Philanthropic Partnerships.

This project is led by Mariko Silver with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$2,500

Burlington College, Burlington

Presidential Grant

To conduct a College Council Retreat.

This project is led by Carol Moore with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$297,465

Cambridge College, Cambridge

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

To deliver student academic support services and faculty development programming.

This project is led by Catherine Koverola with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$85,000

Castleton University, Castleton

An Integrative Learning Pathway: Foundations, Connections, Directions

To create an Integrative Learning Pathway within the General Education Program to encourage students to reflect on and connect their learning.

This project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$215,678

Colby College, Waterville

Writing in the Majors for All Students

colby.edu

To improve the abilities and skills needed for writing effectively in the majors and to create an integrated, formalized set of multilingual writing resources for students and faculty.

This project is led by Stacey Sheriff with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$263,817

College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee

Academic Success Program Impacting Retention and Engagement (ASPIRE)

elms.edu

To create culturally-competent and technology-rich student advising, support services and career exploration opportunities.

This project is led by Joyce Hampton with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$106,043

Endicott College, Beverly

Digital Liberal Arts and Critical Inquiry

To extend critical thinking across the liberal arts curriculum by systematically integrating digital literacy into the undergraduate classroom.

This project is led by Laura Rossi Le with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$138,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield

Implementing a Revised Core Curriculum: Maintaining Tradition while Preparing for the Future

To assist faculty as they implement a revised core curriculum, with emphasis on curriculum development, faculty training, and new operational efficiencies.

This project is led by Christine Siegel with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$10,000

Fisher College, Boston

Presidential Grant

To install and implement a user-friendly data dashboard reporting system.

This project is led by Thomas M. McGovern with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Framingham State University, Framingham

Presidential Grant

massbay.edu

To build out [email protected], a degree completion program for community college students.

This project is led by Scott Greenberg with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Goddard College, Plainfield

Presidential Grant

To conduct a Senior Leadership Retreat.

This project is led by Robert Kenny with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$129,788

Goodwin College, East Hartford

Universal Design for Learning

To assist faculty in implementing the principles of Universal Design for Learning into their curricula to ensure inclusivity, fairness, and equity for all students.

This project is led by Diana LaRocco with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Gordon College, Wenham

Presidential Grant

To continue presidential briefings on Gordon's financial future.

This project is led by Janel Curry with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$9,750

Hampshire College, Amherst

Presidential Grant

To examine high-impact educational practices currently in use to inform curriculum and program efficiency decisions.

This project is led by Eva Rueschmann with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Husson University, Bangor

Presidential Grant

To engage the broader campus community in focused workshops that address the link between resources and educational quality.

This project is led by Robert A. Clark with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Keene State College, Keene

Presidential Grant

To redesign four administrative service areas and support effective leadership throughout the campus.

This project is led by Joshua Jarvis with a grant term of 20 months.
2016
$150,000

Laboure College, Milton

Creating a Distinguishing General Education Core Curriculum

To redesign curricula and instructional practices to improve student learning outcomes in critical thinking, communication, and problem solving.

This project is led by Albert C. DeCiccio with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$131,220

Landmark College, Putney

The Landmark Writing Project

To integrate, articluate and apply Landmark's unique, research-based best practices for teaching and supporting writing for students with learning differences.

This project is led by John Kipp with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$50,000

Lasell College, Newton

Presidential Grant

To support collaborative study of lower cost models for independent colleges

This project is led by Michael B. Alexander with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$240,000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Communicating the Reasoning of STEM Fields

academia.edu

To develop reasoning diagrams and accompanying instructional materials for six STEM disciplines for use at MIT and other universities.

This project is led by Suzanne Lane with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Merrimack College, North Andover

Presidential Grant

To support retreats of the Assessment Committee as they evaluate the effectiveness of a new course schedule.

This project is led by Carol Glod with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$2,500

New England College, Henniker

Presidential Grant

To conduct a leadership retreat to build on the College's current Strategic Plan.

This project is led by Michele Perkins with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$171,400

Newbury College, Brookline

Center for Student Engagement

To improve data collection and delivery of student services and academic resources to improve student success.

This project is led by Frank Sargent with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$2,500

Providence College, Providence

Presidential Grant

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Providence College/Community College of Rhode Island partnership.

This project is led by Brian Bartolini with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$146,344

Quinnipiac University, Hamden

College Collaborative for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies

To demonstrate the relevance and value of the arts and sciences through strategically revised coursework, fieldwork and advising.

This project is led by Mary Paddock with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$2,500

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Presidential Grant

To conduct a strategic planning retreat.

This project is led by Mara Hermano with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Saint Michael's College, Colchester

Presidential Grant

To design and implement a comprehensive student development program linking undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and co-curriculum with work experience and career preparation.

This project is led by Patrick Gallivan with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$173,860

Salve Regina University, Newport

Integrated Learning for Civic Engagement

To increase faculty and student community engagement and civic learning opportunities.

This project is led by Laura L. O'Toole with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Simmons College, Boston

Presidential Grant

To plan for the implementation of an academic reorganization.

This project is led by Helen G. Drinan with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common

Presidential Grant

To engaged faculty in a comprehensive review and study of mission, curriculum and institutional partnerships.

This project is led by Carol Dickson with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$9,500

The Boston Conservatory, Boston

Presidential Grant

To explore opportunities for curricular efficiency in higher education music schools.

This project is led by Joe Bennett with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$131,410

Trinity College, Hartford

Community Learning Initiative

To promote and enable a robust experiential learning program, engaged learning environment, and increased student retention.

This project is led by Carol Clark with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Unity College, Unity

Presidential Grant

To further strategic planning toward the redesign of the first two years of undergraduate education.

This project is led by Sarah Cunningham with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$187,245

University of Maine, Orono

Transforming the Undergraduate Learning Environment through the Engaged Black Bear Digital Badging Program

To implement an assessment and documentation system for the development of specific skills and learning outcomes of undergraduate students.

This project is led by Claire Sullivan with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$10,000

University of Maine at Machias, Machias

Presidential Grant

To develop a model for structural and academic collaboration to advance the missions of the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias.

This project is led by Stuart Swain with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle

Presidential Grant

To advance the Multi-Campus Collaboration

This project is led by Raymond Rice with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$243,223

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle

Strengthening and Deepening Personalized Learning

To provide faculty development, technology implementation, and student support toward implementation of personalized learning and student achievement of learning standards.

This project is led by Raymond Rice with a grant term of 24 months..
2016
$2,500

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth

Presidential Grant

To design and employ a more transparent and inclusive budgeting process.

This project is led by Magali Carrera with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$67,100

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell

LearningForce as a Change Agent for Students and Knowledge Sharing

To create course-specific guides to library-purchased research materials and lower cost instructional materials for faculty, staff and students.

This project is led by George Hart with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$400,000

University of Massachusetts System, Boston

UMass Business Process Redesign: We are Better Together

To launch a Business Process Review project with the goal of upgrading the Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

This project is led by Christine M. Wilda with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$299,240

University of Rhode Island, Kingston

Initiative to Impact: Delivering an Exceptional General Education

To pilot new models of faculty development, assessment, student support, and affordable education resources in conjunction with a new general education program.

This project is led by Diane Goldsmith with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$2,500

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford

Presidential Grant

To develop an inclusive and data-driven process for making programmatic changes.

This project is led by Michelle M. Kalis with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$2,500

Vermont Higher Education Council, Colchester

Presidential Grant

To conduct a leadership meeting at the Fall 2016 Action Summit.

This project is led by Carrie Williams Howe with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

Wheelock College, Boston

Presidential Grant

To facilitate campus-wide cost savings.

This project is led by David Chard with a grant term of 12 months.
2015
$173,100

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven

Expanding Digital Literacy to Support Student Success

albertus.edu
For curricular redesign and faculty development to advance students' critical thinking skills and digital literacy in traditional, blended and online programs. This project is led by Sean P. O'Connell with a grant term of three years.
2015
$322,000

Association of American Colleges & Universities, Washington

LEAP Challenge New England

aacu.org

To work with eight public and private institutions in New England as they move to provide high impact practices and signature work opportunities for all students.

This project is led by Amy Jessen-Marshall with a grant term of three years.
2015
$156,675

Assumption College, Worcester

Enhancing Mindful Awareness and Emotion Regulation in the Classroom

assumption.edu
To investigate whether manipulating emotions in the classroom influences learning success. This project is led by Sarah Cavanagh with a grant term of three years.
2015
$2,500

Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington

Presidential Grant

To study the feasibility of expanding curricular offerings without expanding costs. This project is led by Brian Mikesell with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Bay Path University, Longmeadow

Presidential Grant

baypath.edu
To expand collaborative procurement and purchasing for the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. This project is led by Carol A Leary with a grant term of one year.
2015
$233,550

Bay Path University, Longmeadow

Empowering Learners and Leaders: Using the E-Portfolio and Digital Badges to Support Student Success

baypath.edu
To expand e-portfolio usage and create digital badges to more fully capture, validate and assess the undergraduate learning experience. This project is led by Melissa Morriss-Olson with a grant term of three years.
2015
$50,000

Bennington College, Bennington

Institutional Success Grant

bennington.edu
To improve communications with newly-accepted students. This project is led by Mariko Silver with a grant term of two years.
2015
$400,000

Boston Library Consortium, Boston

Collections Analysis for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)

blc.org
To conduct an analysis of bibliographic records and recent circulation activity for print monographs at participating campuses. This project is led by Susan Stearns with a grant term of two years.
2015
$200,000

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater

Prior Learning Assessment Project

To implement prior learning assessment policies and practices within the five CONNECT institutions in southeastern Massachusetts. This project is led by Stacey A. Kaminski with a grant term of three years.
2015
$10,000

Castleton State College, Castleton

Integrative Learning Program: Foundations, Connections, Directions

castleton.edu
To plan for an integrative learning program that teaches students how to integrate and transfer their learning. This project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston

Presidential Grant

To conduct a leadership institute on college financials. This project is led by Claire A. Ramsbottom with a grant term of one year.
2015
$2,500

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic

Presidential Grant

To engage departments in retention and persistence practices. This project is led by William Bisese with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield

Presidential Grant

fairfield.edu

To develop a strategic plan.

This project is led by Reverend Jeffrey von Arx with a grant term of one year.
2015
$280,000

Five Colleges, Incorporated, Amherst

New Directives for Administrative Operations

fivecolleges.edu
To improve accessibility of information technology resources and continuity of operations planning at member colleges. This project is led by Neal B. Abraham with a grant term of three years.
2015
$10,000

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge

Presidential Grant

To engage facilitation and analytic expertise in strategic planning of institutional and academic models. This project is led by Andrew H. Card, Jr. with a grant term of one year.
2015
$2,500

Gordon College, Wenham

Presidential Grant

To conduct presidential briefings on Gordon's financial future. This project is led by Janel Curry with a grant term of one year.
2015
$142,400

Husson University, Bangor

Re-envisioning General Education

To develop a new general education program, including curriculum, faculty development, and ongoing support structures. This project is led by Patricia Bixel with a grant term of three years.
2015
$2,500

Husson University, Bangor

Presidential Grant

To conduct a board retreat. This project is led by Robert A. Clark with a grant term of one year.
2015
$2,250

Landmark College, Putney

Presidential Grant

To conduct a six college collaborative symposium. This project is led by Adrienne Major with a grant term of one year.
2015
$69,000

Lasell College, Newton

Transforming General Education into an Outcomes-Based Core Curriculum - 3rd Year Funding

To continue course design and assessment of the new core curriculum. This project is led by James Ostrow with a grant term of two years.
2015
$10,000

Lasell College, Newton

Presidential Grant

To develop and pilot the Sophomore Away Option This project is led by James Ostrow with a grant term of one year.
2015
$175,137

Lesley University, Cambridge

Project InFUSION

lesley.edu
To create new pedagogical projects that integrate visual literacy across the liberal arts, science disciplines and professional majors. This project is led by Martha McKenna with a grant term of two years.
2015
$2,460

Lyndon State College, Lyndonville

Presidential Grant

To support the Curriculum Task Force in reviewing and steamlining the College's course offerings. This project is led by Nolan Atkins with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Marlboro College, Marlboro

Presidential Grant

marlboro.edu
To conduct a college-wide undergraduate faculty retreat. This project is led by Richard Glejzer with a grant term of one year.
2015
$40,000

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams

Blazing a Trail for Student Success

To implement predictive software that alerts faculty, advisors, and students of patterns that indicate a student may need support. This project is led by Monica Joslin with a grant term of two years.
2015
$10,000

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Presidential Grant

Planning for academic department clusters. This project is led by Sonya Stephens with a grant term of one year.
2015
$202,829

Northeastern University, Boston

Students as Agents of Integration: A Longitudinal Project on Guided Inquiries

To study self-directed learning and adaptive expertise in students completing one, two and three co-op placements. This project is led by Susan Ambrose with a grant term of three years.
2015
$2,500

Norwich University, Northfield

Presidential Grant

To explore options for a One Stop Shop for student services. This project is led by Martin Daniels with a grant term of one year.
2015
$2,500

Regis College, Weston

Presidential Grant

regiscollege.edu
To establish the Partnership Pathway, an accelerated bachelor's degree completion program for students from local sending schools. This project is led by David Gilmore with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Saint Joseph's College, Standish

Presidential Grant

To compile and produce The Big Data Book. This project is led by Kevin Paquette with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Salem State University, Salem

Presidential Grant

To conduct budget modeling. This project is led by Karen P. House with a grant term of one year.
2015
$258,185

Salem State University, Salem

Project ACES: Active Engagement of Students in Whole Course Redesign

To redesign all sections of select high enrollment courses to incorporate active learning. This project is led by Marc Boots-Ebenfield with a grant term of three years.
2015
$10,000

Salve Regina University, Newport

Presidential Grant

To conduct University fora and strategic planning for cost control. This project is led by Scott Zeman with a grant term of one year.
2015
$299,676

Simmons College, Boston

The Simmons Plan (Purpose, Leadership ActioN)

To support professional development and curriculum design for a new undergraduate core curriculum. This project is led by Catherine Paden with a grant term of three years.
2015
$233,800

Stonehill College, Easton

Think. Act. Lead: A Path to Each Student's Story

To advance an integrated mentoring and advising plan. This project is led by Craig Almeida with a grant term of two years.
2015
$99,998

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Efficiencies in Connecticut Higher Education through Open Textbooks

To pilot the use of Open Textbooks as a cost-saving measure for students. This project is led by Martha Bedard with a grant term of two years.
2015
$331,737

University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston

Using Student Outcomes to Link General Education and the Majors

To incorporate e-portfolios into campus assessment systems to improve integration of the learning goals of general education and undergraduate majors. This project is led by Joan Becker with a grant term of three years.
2015
$10,000

University of New England, Biddeford

Presidential Grant

une.edu
To create an integrated businesss plan that includes finance, enrollment and academics. This project is led by Ellen Beaulieu with a grant term of one year.
2015
$323,323

University of New Hampshire, Durham

Applying the Science of Learning across the Biological Sciences Curriculum

To coordinate interdisciplinary STEM material, peer mentoring, and redesigned pedagogical approaches to improve student learning and persistence in the biological sciences. This project is led by Victor A. Benassi with a grant term of three years.
2015
$300,000

Wesleyan University, Middletown

Academy for Project-Based Learning

wesleyan.edu
To increase the number of courses in the undergraduate curriculum incorporating project-based teaching and learning methods. This project is led by Lisa Dierker with a grant term of three years.
2015
$2,480

Westfield State University, Westfield

Presidential Grant

To support data, presentations, a webpage, and campus discussions on finance and related trends. This project is led by Kimberly Tobin with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Wheaton College, Norton

Presidential Grant

To engage faculty in a retention working group and retention summit. This project is led by Steven Viveiros with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , Worcester

Presidential Grant

wpi.edu
To modify campus systems to allow students to pursue co-op placements or master's degrees while earning their bachelor's degree in four years. This project is led by Kristin N. Wobbe with a grant term of one year.
2014
$71,661

Babson College, Babson Park

Containing Costs While Enhancing the Educational Mission: A Study of Best Practices for Small Private Colleges

Support to study cost containment in the context of small private colleges, resulting in a white paper detailing key findings and best practices. This project is led by Lidija Polutnik with a grant term of One year.
2014
$125,000

Becker College, Worcester

Creating a General Education Core Curriculum to Develop an Agile Mindset in Students

To advance curriculum development toward a five-course liberal arts core within the general education program. This project is led by John MacDonald with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$160,750

Colby-Sawyer College, New London

Establishing Community Ownership of Campus Innovation

To support faculty and staff-initiated research projects on models and practices to improve outcomes and decrease costs with the goal of embedding a campus-wide culture of shared responsibility for problem solving and systemic change. This project is led by Lisa Tedeschi with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$90,000

College of St. Joseph, Rutland

Fostering Student Success through Campus and Community Engagement

csj.edu

To provide a more effective higher education model integrating student support services, the academic program and community service to increase student engagement and retention.

This project is led by Richard Lloyd with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$110,600

Endicott College, Beverly

Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

To integrate the development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum and within specific disciplines.

This project is led by Laura Rossi Le with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$120,780

Framingham State University, Framingham

Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking and Written Communication

To develop faculty expertise in teaching and assessing student learning outcomes in critical thinking and written communication. This project is led by Mark Nicholas with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$168,000

Maine Campus Compact, Lewiston

Campuses for Environmental Stewardship: A Model for Interdisciplinary Service Learning

To support faculty on eighteen campuses across four states as they embed community-engaged environmental education into existing or new courses.

This project is led by Sally Slovenski with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$150,000

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly

Gateway Initiative

montserrat.edu

To implement a redesigned and expanded first year seminar integrating studio practice with historical and cultural analysis, and to expand and coordinate career-oriented experiential learning opportunities.

This project is led by Blyth Hazen with a grant term of Two years.
2014
$100,000

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston

New England's Higher Education Innovation Challenge

nebhe.org
To develop resources for colleges and universities to use in engaging campus communities in exploring approaches to cost containment and increased student affordability. This project is led by Michael K. Thomas with a grant term of One year.