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2020
$25,000

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT

Developing Online Teaching Supports

To create 16 two-hour online synchronous faculty development workshops, develop an in-depth online new student orientation program, and acquire instructional technology tools.

This 7 month project is led by Marc M. Camille.
2020
$25,000

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

Faculty Peer Mentors for Digital Teaching

To engage six faculty as peer developers and coaches in a program of faculty development for on-line course delivery.

This 7 month project is led by Mary Lou Retelle.
2020
$25,000

Babson College, Babson Park, MA

Classroom Equipment for Distance Learning

To update sixteen existing classrooms with distance learning equipment and outfit other multipurpose rooms into functional classrooms for hybrid learning.

This 7 month project is led by Stephen Spinelli.
2020
$25,000

Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Distance Learning Technology

To support technology to facilitate distance learning.

This 7 month project is led by A. Clayton Spencer.
2020
$25,000

Becker College, Worcester, MA

Faculty Online Teaching Support

To administer a faculty online survey, design and implement faculty development trainings, and purchase technology.

This 7 month project is led by Nancy P. Crimmin.
2020
$25,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Classroom Upgrades for Hybrid Teaching

To support outfitting every classroom with the hardware and software that is essential for hybrid academic delivery, and to support faculty development for hybrid teaching.

This 4 month project is led by Laura Walker.
2020
$25,000

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Faculty Digital Innovators

To support 25 faculty innovators to accelerate digital pedagogical innovations and foster alternate academic program delivery.

This 7 month project is led by Alison Davis-Blake.
2020
$25,000

Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

Faculty Development for Online Teaching

To support faculty development for online teaching.

This 5 month project is led by Mahesh Daas.
2020
$10,000

Boston Library Consortium, Boston, MA

Open Textbook Library Review

To provide a series of workshops for faculty and support for review of texts in the Open Textbook Library.

This 12 month project is led by Charlie Barlow.
2020
$25,000

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Online Teaching Development

To support 19 instructional staff to participate in webinars and trainings in online teaching.

This 6 month project is led by Clayton Rose.
2020
$25,000

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Hybrid Teaching Institute

To support the Hybrid Teaching Institute to construct productive online learning for faculty and students.

This 7 month project is led by Ronald Liebowitz.
2020
$25,000

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Online Teaching Resources

To deliver an On-line Teaching Institute and OER Bootcamp for faculty.

This 7 month project is led by Frederick W. Clark Jr..
2020
$25,000

Brown University, Providence, RI

Course Design Institute

To fund a course design institute for faculty in the development of online or hybrid course materials in anticipation of the fall 2020 semester.

This 7 month project is led by Christina H. Paxson.
2020
$25,000

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Supporting Hybrid-Flex Model

To enhance faculty development resources and support the University's implementation of a Hybrid-Flex delivery model.

This 6 month project is led by Ross Gittell.
2020
$25,000

Castleton University, Castleton, VT

Summer Institute for Online Teaching

To support guest speakers, faculty participation in a summer institute, training resources, weekly workshops, additional course design staff, and limited software and equipment upgrades.

This 6 month project is led by Karen Scolforo.
2020
$150,000

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Improving and Expanding Campus-Wide General Education Assessment

To continue assessment of general education learning outcomes by identifying appropriate rubrics and aligning assignments.

This 24 month project is led by Yvonne Kirby.
2020
$25,000

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Faculty Training and Professional Development Software

To develop faculty training in online and hybrid teaching methods and support a campus site license for LinkedIn Learning.

This 7 month project is led by David Fithian.
2020
$25,000

Colby College, Waterville, ME

Undergraduate Learning Assistants

To support the Teaching and Learning @ Colby project, which pairs undergraduate learning assistants with faculty to assist with remote learning design.

This 7 month project is led by David A. Greene.
2020
$219,582

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Vocation and Practice Integration in the Curriculum

To make the exploration of vocation a part of the experience for all students, from the first year through graduation, and to embed engaged learning throughout the academic experience.

This 36 month project is led by Laura Sykes.
2020
$25,000

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Videoconferencing and Technology Upgrades

To fully integrate the LMS with videoconference software, videocameras for 45 classrooms, provide training for faculty, and to implement an online tutoring support management tool.

This 7 month project is led by Susan D. Stuebner.
2020
$240,000

College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA

Experiential Learning Mastering Success - Real World Ready! Learning Initiative

To support the incorporation of experiential high-impact learning into the curriculum.

This 36 month project is led by Joyce Hampton.
2020
$25,000

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Enhancing LMS Infrastructure and Faculty Professional Development

To create a stronger infrastructure for the campus learning management system (LMS) and for professional development and training for faculty.

This 5 month project is led by Reverend Philip Bouroughs, S.J..
2020
$29,500

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA

Health Care Design Program

To develop a joint academic program drawing on the strengths of member institutions, relationships with local health care facilities and the tenets of design thinking.

This 12 month project is led by Colleges of the Fenway.
2020
$22,410

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Intensive Online Course Development

To support faculty to develop and deliver 5-week intensive on-line courses during the summer of 2020.

This 7 month project is led by Katherine Bergeron.
2020
$129,038

Curry College, Milton, MA

Building a Sustainable Simulated Participant Program for a Simulation-Based Education

To create a simulated participant program involving theater students providing more realistic experiences and supporting the communication skills of students in the School of Nursing.

This 24 month project is led by Desiree Hensel.
2020
$25,000

Curry College, Milton, MA

Classroom Audiovisual Upgrades

To equip 50 of 75 classroom spaces with Hudl cameras and high-quality microphones to facilitate remote learning in the hyflex classes.

This 6 month project is led by Kenneth Quigley.
2020
$25,000

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Faculty Development for Online Student Engagement

To create and deliver professional development opportunities for faculty, including visiting experts in student engagement.

This 7 month project is led by Philip J. Hanlon.
2020
$244,737

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Implementation of New Learning Outcomes in the Liberal Arts Core

To create a faculty development program of teaching and assessment strategies for learning outcomes in the recently-revised liberal arts core.

This 24 month project is led by Courtney Broscious.
2020
$24,066

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic,

Training and Equipment for Faculty Development

To provide training and equipment to better prepare faculty to teach in an online or hybrid environment.

This 7 month project is led by Elsa Núñez.
2020
$22,400

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Zoom License and Hybrid Course Development

To support expanded capacity to quality online education through a single site license for Zoom, and to prepare for future hybrid courses combining in-class with online content.

This 8 month project is led by Sister Janet Eisner.
2020
$113,762

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

News and Information Literacy

To increase student critical reading and thinking skills through the incorporation of news and digital information sources into the curriculum.

This 24 month project is led by Laura Rossi Le.
2020
$25,000

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Faculty Institutes and Other Development

To support faculty development, remote and hybrid learning technology, and faculty institutes on remote teaching excellence.

This 5 month project is led by Steven R. DiSalvo.
2020
$25,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Developing Online Rubrics and Student Orientation

To create and institute quality rubrics, training materials and resources for faculty and staff, as well as student orientation for the online environment.

This 6 month project is led by Mark Nemec.
2020
$250,859

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Building a Comprehensive Model of Career Advising

To develop core career competencies and map those competencies to disciplinary and general education curricula.

This 36 month project is led by Melisa Alves.
2020
$25,000

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

OER Faculty Committee

To create a faculty community of practice to raise awareness and incorporate OER materials into courses.

This 7 month project is led by Richard S. Lapidus.
2020
$24,320

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Access to Quality Matters Framework

To scale faculty access to the Quality Matters framework, which promotes learning and engagement through a student-focused, faculty managed and continuous quality improvement process.

This 4 month project is led by F. Javier Cevallos.
2020
$25,000

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

Faculty Course Redevelopment and Workshops

To support faculty engaged in for course redevelopment to transition to a remote environment, as well as time spent by faculty designing and attending workshops.

This 6 month project is led by Gilda Barabino.
2020
$25,000

Gordon College, Wenham,

Instructional Designer and Professional Development

To support an additional instructional designer to build hybrid and online courses, and to provide professional development for faculty.

This 7 month project is led by D. Michael Lindsay.
2020
$25,000

Granite State College, Concord, NH

Faculty Development Micro-credential

To support a virtual faculty coaching and peer review team and a course wrap-around team.

This 7 month project is led by Mark Rubinstein.
2020
$25,000

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Faculty Development and Remote Learning Support

To support faculty development, workshops and retreats, technology investments, and equipment for remote learning.

This 7 month project is led by Edward Wingenbach.
2020
$25,000

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Train the Trainer Approach to LMS Development

To support a “train-the-trainer” model among faculty for the LMS and to enhance instructional designers’ capabilities.

This 4 month project is led by Marie Bernardo-Sousa.
2020
$50,000

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Empowering Students to Design Integrated Learning Pathways Using the College-Wide Learning Outcomes Framework

To support planning for learning experiences, grounded in current societal contexts, that draw on open educational resources and empower students to take ownership of their academic journey.

This 12 month project is led by Karen Cangialosi.
2020
$25,000

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Faculty Professional Development and Technology Resources

To provide professional development, technology and other resources to faculty for remote instruction.

This 7 months month project is led by Melinda Treadwell.
2020
$25,000

Laboure College, Milton, MA

Remote Teaching Support for Nursing and Other Faculty

To support transitioning traditional nursing faculty to teach remote synchronous, and to develop a strategic approach to college-wide faculty development for the online environment.

This 7 month project is led by Lily S. Hsu.
2020
$289,175

Lasell University, Newton, MA

Career Readiness Through Connected Learning

To engage students, faculty, and staff in a meaningful and holistic experience that intentionally fuses professionally-focused academic work with exploration and discovery in the Arts and Sciences.

This 36 month project is led by Eric Turner.
2020
$425,000

Lasell University, Newton, MA

LCMC Collaborative Programs Initiative - Phase 2: Scaling

To support the scaling of the Lower Cost Model Consortium's instructional design process and data collection infrastructure.

This 36 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2020
$25,000

Lasell University, Newton, MA

Student Online and Hybrid Learning Support

To empower students to attend the University in whatever mode they choose in Fall 2020.

This 8 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2020
$102,782

Maine Campus Compact, Portland, ME

Fusion Online Service Learning Project

To provide faculty throughout New England with critical professional development support and resources to enhance their online teaching and curriculum.

This 12 month project is led by Sally Slovenski.
2020
$103,500

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

A New Learning Initiative for Student Success

To support a new Learning Management System, faculty professional development and increased integration among departments and programs.

This 24 month project is led by Lauren Glennon.
2020
$25,000

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Instructional Designer and Webinar Development

To support an additional instructional designer and to develop a series of webinars for use by all full and part-time faculty.

This 6 month project is led by Laura Freid.
2020
$25,000

Maine Maritime Academy, , ME

Consulting and Training for Online Teaching

To provide faculty with consulting, training and technological improvements for online delivery.

This 7 month project is led by William Brennan.
2020
$25,000

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Faculty Ambassador Program

To support a training and faculty ambassador program who can support the greater faculty in remote and hybrid delivery.

This 5 month project is led by Christopher Hopey.
2020
$25,000

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Software and Videoconferencing Equipment

To support the purchase of key software and videoconferencing equipment.

This 5 month project is led by Sonya Stephens.
2020
$24,875

New England College, Henniker, NH

Digital Collaboration Software

To support the purchase of Kaptivo, a whiteboard camera system that turns any regular whiteboard into a smart, digital collaboration tool.

This 5 month project is led by Michele Perkins.
2020
$25,000

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Faculty Trainings and Classroom Technology for Remote Technology

To conduct synchronous session training for all faculty, enable each classroom to offer a synchronous remote classroom experience, and conduct an OER based optional training program for faculty.

This 7 month project is led by Susan West Engelkemeyer.
2020
$25,000

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

NU Start

To assess and refine NU Start, a new set of courses including experiential learning for remotely-located first year students.

This 7 month project is led by Joseph Aoun.
2020
$138,917

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Building a Humanities-Centered Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Foster Citizen Scholars

To create a team-taught interdisciplinary general education curriculum with embedded research and experiential learning components.

This 36 month project is led by Amy Woodbury Tease.
2020
$10,000

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Financial Literacy Program

To implement a financial literacy program at Norwich's Career and Internship Center.

This 12 month project is led by Richard Schneider.
2020
$9,783

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Technology for Online Learning Support

To purchase technology to support online learning.

This 4 month project is led by Mark Anarumo.
2020
$25,000

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Online Teaching Curriculum

To support full and part-time faculty as they complete an online curriculum about teaching online.

This 7 month project is led by Donald L. Birx.
2020
$25,000

Providence College, Providence, RI

Staffing and Technology for Impactful Online Teaching

To support additional staffing and new technology associated with impactful online teaching.

This 5 month project is led by Brian J. Shanley.
2020
$25,000

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Teaching and Learning Bootcamps

To support three teaching and learning bootcamps, immediately followed by professional development workshops.

This 6 month project is led by Judy D. Olian.
2020
$25,000

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Visual Collaboration Software

To purchase a one-year license for Miro, a software application that has demonstrated its value in the curricular transition to online and hybrid teaching.

This 4 month project is led by Rosanne Somerson.
2020
$25,000

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Outfitting Classrooms for Remote Learning

To support remote learning classroom technology.

This 5 month project is led by Sister Paula Marie Buley.
2020
$207,049

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Advancing a Community Engaged Core Curriculum

To integrate existing community engagement and experiential learning into the Core Curriculum and connect it to a redesigned first-year service-learning experience.

This 27 month project is led by Allen Hance.
2020
$2,500

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Financial Literacy and Value Focus Groups

To facilitate focus groups on financial literacy and value in the college decision-making process.

This 12 month project is led by Ioannis Miaoulis.
2020
$25,000

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Synchronous Learning Technology

To install technology in classrooms to enable remote and in-person students to see the same learning platform and teaching aids.

This 5 month project is led by Ioannis Miaoulis.
2020
$25,000

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

SHU-Flex Course Delivery Model

To purchase equipment to expand the use of the SHU-Flex course delivery model.

This 6 month project is led by John Petillo.
2020
$25,000

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Faculty Development Plan for Alternative Instruction Modes

To support a faculty development plan to faciliate online, remote, and hybrid instruction.

This 7 month project is led by Joseph Favazza.
2020
$25,000

Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT

Technology Planning and Investments

To support planning activities and investment in technology that has been identified as critical moving forward.

This 6 month project is led by Lorraine Sterritt.
2020
$303,075

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Aligning Curriculum, Mission, and Teaching through Targeted High-Impact Practices

To support high-impact teaching practices in the curriculum by increasing opportunities for undergraduate research, creative inquiry, and community-engaged learning.

This 36 month project is led by Steven Rodenborn.
2020
$25,000

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Implementing a Flexible Teaching and Learning Model

To adopt an institutional model of teaching and learning with high flexibility where faculty are prepared to teach in the classroom and online simultaneously.

This 8 month project is led by Kelli Armstrong.
2020
$25,000

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Technology to Enhance Teaching

To provide technology to faculty members to enhance their teaching.

This 4 month project is led by Kathleen McCartney.
2020
$25,000

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Digital Field Placements

To accommodate digital field placements for 123 College of Education students this academic year.

This 4 month project is led by Joseph Bertolino.
2020
$184,000

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

The Center for Project Based-Learning

To develop a Center for Project-Based Learning that will provide education, support and assessment to ensure high-quality authentic learning experiences for all learners, in a variety of modalities.

This 24 month project is led by Lynn Murray-Chandler.
2020
$10,000

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Retention and Persistence Analysis and Interventions

To support a study of academic barriers to success for first-semester learners at the College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics, and identify potential interventions to help them persist.

This 12 month project is led by Paul LeBlanc.
2020
$25,000

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Technology Upgrades for Remote and Hybrid Instruction

To purchase Zoom and Thinkific licenses for its faculty, replace faculty laptops to better equip them for remote and hybrid instruction, and install Smart TVs into each of the seven residence halls.

This 7 month project is led by Matthew Derr.
2020
$25,000

Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Faculty Learning Community Facilitators

To support 15-20 Faculty Learning Community Facilitators to assist colleagues in designing and delivering online courses.

This 7 month project is led by John F. Denning.
2020
$25,000

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Faculty Fellows in Multi-Modal Learning

To support a community of faculty fellows to attend professional development seminars throughout the summer to become proficient in the multi-modal learning environment.

This 7 month project is led by Marisa Kelly.
2020
$25,000

Thomas College, Waterville, ME

Faculty Professional Development Workshops

To provide professional development workshops and training to faculty.

This 7 month project is led by Laurie Lachance.
2020
$20,000

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Remote Delivery of Introductory Physics

To support remote delivery of an Introductory Physics course.

This 5 month project is led by Joanne Berger-Sweeney.
2020
$153,968

Tufts University, Newton, MA

Faculty Awakenings in a Time of Crisis

To create faculty learning communities, integrated with undergraduate pedagogical partners, to increase faculty understanding and responsiveness to the student experience.

This 24 month project is led by Annie Soisson.
2020
$25,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Sustainable Education Business Unit in Hybrid Learning

To help fund the Sustainable Education Business Unit (SEBU), Unity College: Hybrid Learning.

This 7 month project is led by Melik Peter Khoury.
2020
$25,000

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Faculty-Led Remote Learning Initiatives

To support two faculty-led initiatives designed to expand the learning modality opportunities for students and augment professional development offerings for our faculty.

This 7 month project is led by Joan Ferrini-Mundy.
2020
$297,000

University of Maine System, Orono, ME

Creating Culture Change through Collaboration

To implement a series of interdisciplinary program plans to help foster a culture of collaboration, and leverage the efficiencies, opportunities, and goals of operating under unified accreditation.

This 24 month project is led by Kim-Marie Jenkins.
2020
$100,000

University of Massachusetts System, Boston, MA

Payroll Shared Services Design and Implementation Project

To support the design and implementation of a shared services model to support payroll across the University.

This 12 months month project is led by Martin Meehan.
2020
$25,000

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Online Resource Hub

To support an online resource hub of remote learning pedagogical and technological resources.

This 7 month project is led by James W. Dean.
2020
$234,457

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Transforming Courses Through Open Pedagogy

To support faculty fellows as they employ open educational resources and a system of student input and feedback to redesign their courses.

This 36 month project is led by Mary Isbell.
2020
$25,000

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

New Faculty Teaching and Learning Orientation

To support a virtual four day orientation to 40 incoming faculty by the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

This 6 month project is led by David M. Dooley.
2020
$96,970

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Universal Design for Learning Initiative

To incorporate UDL principles into the curriculum.

This 36 month project is led by Jennifer Boylan.
2020
$25,000

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy Workshops

To support a faculty workshop series on Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy and for the purchase of a virtual laboratory science program.

This 6 month project is led by Rhona Free.
2020
$10,000

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Open Educational Resources Initiatives

To support campus Initiatives for Open Educational Resources.

This 12 month project is led by Glenn Cummings.
2020
$217,380

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The Catamount Core: Implementing Mission-Driven General Education

To implement a substantive revision and expansion of the general education program, which will better align general education with the University’s core mission and values.

This 24 month project is led by Jennifer Dickinson.
2020
$25,000

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Project

To develop and conduct the UVM Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Project.

This 6 month project is led by Suresh Garimella.
2020
$300,000

University System of New Hampshire, Concord, NH

Finance & Administrative Organizational Restructure Phase 3

To implement a restructure of financial services operations across the university system, which will streamline financial transactional activity and standardize policies and procedures.

This 6 month project is led by Catherine Provencher.
2020
$25,000

Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

Hybrid and Remote Classes and Labs

To support delivering classes and labs in new modalities.

This 4 month project is led by Patricia Moulton.
2020
$25,000

Wellesley College, Wellesley,

Faculty Development and Remote Learning Technologies

To support faculty development activities and new technologies to facilitate remote learning.

This 7 month project is led by Paula Johnson.
2020
$17,990

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Supporting Applied Mathematics Faculty

To support applied mathematics faculty as they seek to improve innovative program delivery to a segment of the undergraduate student population.

This 6 month project is led by Mark A. Thompson.
2020
$69,000

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Ideals into Practice

To pilot a program designed to better prepare students to pursue meaningful work after graduation.

This 36 month project is led by Sharon Belden Castonguay.
2020
$25,000

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Developing Online and Hybrid Course Materials

To assist faculty in developing high quality online and hybrid course materials for the fall 2020 semester.

This 7 month project is led by Michael Roth.
2020
$25,000

Western New England University, Springfield,

Training and Equipment for Distance Learning

For classroom equipment and other technology to support distance learning, and to support faculty training on the new equipment.

This 7 month project is led by Anthony S. Caprio.
2020
$200,000

Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Implementing a New Core Curriculum: Combining Tradition with Preparation for the Future

To support the launch of the new Compass Curriculum from the first semester to the entire first year and beyond, including a coordinated advisory program, assessment, and evaluation.

This 36 month project is led by Renée White.
2020
$25,000

Wheaton College, Portland, MA

Professional Development Workshops

To provide faculty professional development on course redesign, use of technology, and best practices in pedagogy, and to support development of summer workshops.

This 7 month project is led by Dennis Hanno.
2020
$25,000

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Faculty Champions for Online Learning

To support 160 workshop participants along with 18 online faculty champions.

This 6 month project is led by Laurie A. Leshin.
2019
$10,000

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

Presidential Grant

To support joining the Open Textbook Network and to pilot a mini-grant program for faculty exploring open educational resources.

This 12 month project is led by A. Clayton Spencer.
2019
$100,000

Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

The Joint Purchasing Initiative of the Colleges and Universities of Greater Springfield

To expand and create new opportunities for participating institutions to reduce costs through shared services.

This 24 month project is led by Michael Giampietro.
2019
$98,000

Boston Consortium for Higher Education, Dedham, MA

Advancing Shared Services

To conduct strategic planning for collaborative opportunities in information technology, casualty insurance and procurement.

This 12 month project is led by Katherine Kennedy.
2019
$158,000

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Exploring Beyond Boundaries: The Brandeis Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

To create a formal, institution-wide platform for undergraduate research programs and resources.

This 24 month project is led by Wendy Cadge.
2019
$293,596

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Center for Teaching Excellence

To establish a campus-wide resource of professional development opportunities for faculty.

This 36 month project is led by Edward Kairiss.
2019
$143,355

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

COA Opportunity and Access

To implement a college-wide professional development program to improve teaching, learning, and advising for a diverse student body.

This 36 month project is led by Bonnie Tai.
2019
$2,500

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Presidential Grant

To establish a one-day symposium on first-generation students.

This 12 month project is led by Elsa Nunez.
2019
$30,000

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Critical Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines - Year 3

Continued support to strengthen students' critical thinking, reading and writing skills from the First Year and continuing through the Writing Intensive course in each major.

This 12 month project is led by David Pellegrini.
2019
$157,000

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Revision of Institutional Learning Goals and the General Education Curriculum

To rewrite the collegeÕs learning goals and revise the general education program to assure synergy between studentsÕ liberal arts education and their future careers.

This 36 month project is led by Beth Ross.
2019
$10,000

Endicott College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To support strategic planning committee costs, strategic budget development and training, and cloud-based software.

This 12 month project is led by Steven DiSalvo.
2019
$88,750

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Civic Engagement through the Promise of Democracy

To enhance civic learning within the Core through new and redesigned courses, programmatic activities for students, and tailored professional development for faculty and staff.

This 24 month project is led by Richard Greenwald.
2019
$10,000

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To increase the number of three-year program offerings with accelerated professional degree paths at partner colleges and universities.

This 12 month project is led by D. Michael Lindsay.
2019
$193,349

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

An Outcome-Based General Education Curriculum to Enhance Student Engagement, Access, and Assessment

To combine and transform the general education curriculum of the two undergraduate schools.

This 30 month project is led by Ingrid Johnson.
2019
$10,000

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Presidential Grant

To finalize the strategic plan and build an economic model.

This 12 month project is led by Laura Freid.
2019
$100,000

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA

New England Independent College Transfer Guarantee

To develop transfer pathways for community college graduates into independent institutions in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This 36 month project is led by Emily Decatur.
2019
$10,000

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Presidential Grant

To further support the Sacred Heart faculty in adopting open-educational resources.

This 12 month project is led by John Petillo.
2019
$10,000

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Presidential Grant

To conduct a workshop for the Board of Trustees in advance of a new strategic planning process.

This 12 month project is led by Kelli Armstrong.
2019
$10,000

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Presidential Grant

To develop a Thought Leadership Program to promote faculty expertise across disciplines and communicate the value of liberal arts.

This 12 month project is led by Jane Gerety.
2019
$250,773

Smith College, ,

Strengthening Writing Instruction Through an Integrated Approach to a Writing Enriched Curriculum

To create a variety of discipline-based writing practices and to develop a hybrid model for peer-to-peer writing counseling.

This 36 month project is led by Hélène Visentin.
2019
$22,800

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Improving Student Success Using Data-Informed Strategies

To increase student retention and persistence through effective transdisciplinary, experiential, competency-assessed educational programs.

This 6 month project is led by Matthew Derr.
2019
$10,000

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Presidential Grant

To support the Female Quotient/Pathways Project, which is designed to support paid internships for UB undergraduate women.

This 12 month project is led by Laura S. Trombley.
2019
$10,000

University of Maine System, Orono, ME

Presidential Grant

To support a steering committee's work on a substantive change request to NECHE to unify the system's accreditations.

This 12 month project is led by Dannel Malloy.
2019
$293,710

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

ENG-ED 4.0: Educating the Next Generation of Engineers to Drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution

To transform the core undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum.

This 36 month project is led by David Willis.
2019
$2,500

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Presidential Grant

To support the expansion of financial literacy programs for students.

This 12 month project is led by Jacqueline Moloney.
2019
$200,000

University of Massachusetts System, Boston,

Shared Services Design and Implementation

To support the design and implementation of a shared services model for procurement and accounts payable across the UMass System.

This 12 month project is led by Martin Meehan.
2019
$254,800

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Creating Pathways to Success

To support active learning pedagogies and a redesigned curriculum to increase student success among those who change majors.

This 36 month project is led by Joshua Hamilton.
2019
$10,000

University of New England, ,

Presidential Grant

To support a review of retention and persistence and the completion of the new strategic plan.

This 12 month project is led by James Herbert.
2019
$10,000

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Presidential Grant

To convene stakeholders to communicate results following an in-depth financial review across all academic and administrative areas.

This 12 month project is led by James Dean.
2019
$10,000

Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

Presidential Grant

To support the development of a plan for faculty professional development and student retention.

This 12 month project is led by Patricia Moulton.
2018
$142,400

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Embedded Experiential Learning Across the Curriculum

To advance experiential and problem-based learning across the curriculum through faculty development and the creation of tools to enable students to document reflections on their learning.

This 36 month project is led by Sarah Barr.
2018
$50,960

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

Writing for Career

To develop six undergraduate courses to prepare students for the types of writing required in their chosen professions. Writing for Career will address Communication and Professional Literacies, and require proficiency in Critical Thinking Literacy.

This 12 month project is led by Christine Holmes.
2018
$2,500

Bates College, Lewiston , ME

Presidential Grant

To support a one-day symposium about Open Educational Resources open to faculty and staff at Bates and throughout New England.

This 12 month project is led by A. Clayton Spencer.
2018
$10,000

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Presidential Grant

To support the Student Experience Review Task Force.

This 12 month project is led by Alison Davis-Blake.
2018
$150,000

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

One Berklee: Aligning and Redesigning for Student Information System Management

To create academic policies and curricula to introduce increased flexiblity in curriculum structures and student pathways toward degree attainment. 

This 24 month project is led by Joe Bennett.
2018
$10,000

Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To develop an online design fundamentals course.

This 12 month project is led by Richard Griswold.
2018
$44,604

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Designing Year One at Bridgewater State University

To explore new pedagogical, administrative and co-curricular experiences for first year students.

This 12 month project is led by Rita Miller.
2018
$10,000

Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

Presidential Grant

To lay the groundwork for business process re-design at the College.

This 12 month project is led by Deborah Jackson.
2018
$10,000

Curry College, Milton, MA

Presidential Grant

To implement a supplemental instruction pilot. 

This 12 month project is led by Kenneth Quigley.
2018
$180,150

Dean College, Franklin, MA

Curriculum and Career Integration Project

To support the Bulldog Experience, a connective four-year framework that integrates career preparation with the curriculum and co-curriculum.

This 36 month project is led by Michael J. Fishbein.
2018
$2,500

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Presidential Grant

To support strategic planning and a campus financial literacy task force. 

This 12 month project is led by Kathleen Barnes.
2018
$10,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Implementing a New Core Curriculum

Continuation support for the launch of a new core curriculum.

This 18 month project is led by Sharon Harding.
2018
$233,800

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Initiative for Digital Education for Accelerated Learning (IDEAL)

To transform current undergraduate pedagogical practice through the enhancement of digital skills and literacy in the general education curriculum.

This 36 month project is led by James DuMond Jr..
2018
$2,500

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To support the “Pathways to Vocational Calling: Affordability and Preparation for Gordon Undergrads” program.

This 12 month project is led by D. Michael Lindsay.
2018
$241,042

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Creating a Culture of Meaningful Writing in General Education

To support writing within the newly-revised General Education curriculum through support for individual instructors, course design institutes, and online resources accessible to instructors throughout the Harvard community and beyond.

This 36 month project is led by Tamara Brenner.
2018
$10,000

Landmark College, Putney, VT

Presidential Grant

To support online learning initiatives. 

This 12 month project is led by Peter A. Eden.
2018
$180,500

Lasell College, Newton, MA

LCMC Curricular Implementation Project and Operations

To provide facilitation and technical assistance to the Lower Cost Model Consortium and to support the creation of shared online curricula in finance and applied computer science.

This 12 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2018
$2,500

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Presidential Grant

To support Strategic Planning efforts.

This 12 month project is led by Laura Freid.
2018
$135,000

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Enriching Advising Culture for Integrative Learning

To measurably improve student persistence and success through a comprehensive focus on advising.

This 36 month project is led by Monica Joslin.
2018
$30,000

MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Center for Undergraduate Research

To create systems for matching students with researchers, a summer research skills course and other programming to support undergraduate student research.

This 12 month project is led by Keri Griffin.
2018
$178,600

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Making Space for Innovation: Reimagining and Restructuring the College Curriculum

To reimagine and restructure the curriculum by integrating fields of study, consolidating certain academic departments and administrative structures.

This 36 month project is led by Jon Western.
2018
$75,000

New Hampshire College & University Council, Concord, NH

Shared Services and Cost Savings Collaborative

To support the Council’s fifteen colleges and universities in identifying strategies for collaboration that will create greater efficiency and help to reduce costs over the long term for member institutions.

This 12 month project is led by Stephanie Lesperance.
2018
$10,000

Newbury College, Brookline, MA

Presidential Grant

To fund a feasibility study of cost sharing efforts with Pine Manor College and Hellenic College.

This 12 month project is led by Joseph L. Chillo.
2018
$10,000

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct a campus-wide energy assessment.

This 12 month project is led by Thomas M. O'Reilly.
2018
$214,632

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Implementing Cluster Pedagogy in the General Education Program

To support project-based learning in general education courses.

This 36 month project is led by Donald L. Birx.
2018
$2,500

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Presidential Grant

To support an Open Education Resources fellow.

This 12 month project is led by John Petillo.
2018
$10,000

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Presidential Grant

To support waste reduction and education efforts.

This 12 month project is led by Kathleen McCartney.
2018
$135,400

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Improving Student Engagement through a Learning Fellows Initiative

To create a new Learning Fellows initiative to improve retention in challenging courses and expand the pedagogical practices of faculty members through high quality professional development.

This 24 month project is led by Lynn Murray-Chandler.
2018
$264,695

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Implementation of a Real-Time Assessment Model to Promote Student Success

To support faculty development for a Real-Time Assessment model.

This 36 month project is led by Mary-Beth Cooper.
2018
$192,780

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Building Faculty Capacity to Deliver High Impact Practices

To create faculty learning communities (FLCs) organized around High Impact Practices and Essential Learning Outcomes to foster more engaged teaching and learning on campus.

This 36 month project is led by Jean McGivney-Burelle.
2018
$169,287

University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

Academic Programs of the Future

To pilot three academic programs that will develop an integrated and assessable curriculum focused on increasing student engagement and improving academic success.

This 18 month project is led by Gregory Fahy.
2018
$10,000

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Presidential Grant

To support an outside consultant to conduct a process review.

This 12 month project is led by James W. Dean.
2018
$360,371

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The Student Cognition Toolbox: Teaching Students Study Skills Informed by the Science of Learning

To implement and assess the impact of a Student Cognition Toolbox that will that will teach students cognitively-supported effective and efficient study strategies.

This 36 month project is led by Catherine E. Overson.
2018
$10,000

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Presidential Grant

To expand the use of open educational resources (OERs).

This 12 month project is led by John B. Clark.
2017
$115,100

Becker College, Worcester, MA

Agile Mindset Capstone Course and Assessment Tool

To develop the capstone course, provide faculty development, and develop a customized assessment tool for the Agile Mindset program. This 24 month project is led by Amber Vaill.
2017
$10,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Presidential Grant

To support Phase Two of Trustee Philanthropic Partnerships. This 12 month project is led by Mariko Silver.
2017
$75,000

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Inclusive Excellence Program

To support faculty in creating and sustaining inclusive and welcoming classrooms for an increasingly diverse student population. This 12 month project is led by Stacy Grooters.
2017
$225,000

Brown University, Providence, RI

Engaged Scholarship Faculty Fellows Program

To facilitate student, faculty and community partnerships that integrate teaching, research and practice to advance undergraduate scholarship addressing social challenges facing communitities and society. This 36 month project is led by Mathew Johnson.
2017
$154,166

Castleton University, Castleton, VT

Integrative Learning Program: 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 24 month project is led by Jonathan Spiro.
2017
$158,095

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Problems of Practice Courses

To create courses that allow students to connect what they learn in the classroom with real problems faced by professionals working in the social sciences field. This 24 month project is led by Matthew Malsky.
2017
$100,000

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA

Innovative Shared Academic Programming

To increase the number of collaborations, across member colleges, leading to innovative shared academic programs while supporting student enrollment and retention. This 12 month project is led by Claire A. Ramsbottom.
2017
$10,000

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Presidential Grant - Planning for a Collaborative Web-Based Procurement System for Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University

To research and plan for a new, web-based platform that will allow the three participating colleges to manage their procurement practices collaboratively to generate savings. This 12 month project is led by Katherine Bergeron.
2017
$2,500

Curry College, Milton, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct a retreat and course development for the Student Success Program. This 12 month project is led by Carrie Cokely, Ph.D..
2017
$244,500

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

DartWrite: College Writing Across Time and Contexts

To implement ePortfolios for all students and refine the directed self-placement process as tools for knowledge transfer within undergraduate writing. This 36 month project is led by Christiane K. Donahue.
2017
$202,143

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Critical Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

Support for a two-year project to strengthen students' critical thinking, reading and writing skills beginning with the First Year Introduction (FYI 100) course and continuing through the Level 2 Writing Intensive (WI) course in each major. This 24 month project is led by Elsa Nunez.
2017
$300,000

Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Cambridge, MA

On Campus: The Higher Education Desk

Support for an editorial partnership between the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and WGBH Educational Foundation designed to drive and inform the public around issues of higher education. This 36 month project is led by Joel W. Meyerson.
2017
$196,033

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Developing a Learning Outcomes Ecosystem

To design and implement an assessment system of student learning outcomes and to develop faculty leaders who can partner with administrators in supporting the new program. This 36 month project is led by D. Michael Hildebrandt.
2017
$224,646

Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

General Education Program Design

To create a new general education program for Johnson State and Lyndon State Colleges as they unite to become Northern Vermont University. This 36 month project is led by Sharon M. Twigg.
2017
$75,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges

To sustain the collaboration as it explores innovative means of lowering the cost of attending small independent colleges. This 6 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2017
$100,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Lasell Works: A Lower Cost Program Initiative

Support to expand a pilot lower cost alternative program of study for college sophomores by creating a full-year of online education at significantly reduced cost. This 12 month project is led by James Ostrow.
2017
$228,996

Maine Campus Compact, Portland, ME

Campuses for Environmental Stewardship

To support interdisciplinary faculty teams in creating or modifying courses to address environmental stewardship through community engagement. The project will span five New England states.

This 36 month project is led by Sally Slovenski.
2017
$130,000

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Curriculum Development and Assessment of Student Learning

To support curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes. This 24 month project is led by Richard Glejzer.
2017
$229,346

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Strengthening Experiential Education

To institutionalize experiential education across the curricular, academic support and co-curricular offerings. This 36 month project is led by Allan T. Weatherwax.
2017
$120,000

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Building the Digital Capstone

Support for advancement of digital pedagogy through courses focused on digital learning and research and the creation of senior work in digital form. This 36 month project is led by Timothy B. Spears.
2017
$76,400

New England College, Henniker, NH

Campus-Wide Collaboration for Student Success

Support to develop and implement a Student Success Plan and a Center for Student Success for first-year students. This 6 month project is led by Michele Perkins.
2017
$172,926

Regis College, Weston, MA

From Idea to Ideal: Activating the Potential of the e-Portfolio

To guide the Regis community in utilizing e-Portfolios to support reflective integrative learning among students and to aid the College in the assessment of student learning. This 24 month project is led by Kathryn Edney.
2017
$205,379

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Strengths Based Well Being: Connecting Learning and Life

To employ the components of applied positive psychology through a connective framework of strengths-based pedagogies engaging faculty, academic advising, career services and student affairs professionals. This 36 month project is led by Bradford T. Stull.
2017
$203,098

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum (CTAC)

Support to establish a critical thinking program as a component of the University's Core Curriculum. This 24 month project is led by Steven J. Michels.
2017
$158,000

Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT

A Faculty Development Program for the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan

Support for faculty as they deliver a new Liberal Studies curriculum and a new advising and mentoring program. This 18 month project is led by Jack Neuhauser.
2017
$141,835

Thomas College, Waterville, ME

Open Educational Resources Course Redesign

Support for course redesign to incorporate open source educational materials in lieu of textbooks. This 36 month project is led by Laurie Lachance.
2017
$175,677

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Supporting Engagement in Authentic Science at the Introductory Level

To develop a curricular and pedagogical model to support authentic engagement in science for undergraduates at the introductory level.

This 24 month project is led by Anthony Monaco.
2017
$291,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Unity Unbound

To design, pilot and implement a year-round campus model.

This 36 month project is led by Melik Peter Khoury.
2017
$201,912

University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME

Successful College Persistence in Rural Downeast Maine

Support for expansion of the Supplemental Instruction Program to all non-STEM courses. This 24 month project is led by Susan J. Hunter.
2017
$10,000

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Presidential Grant

To implement an Incentive-based budget model. This 12 month project is led by James Sheehan.
2017
$166,000

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) Process

To implement an RCM process to provide incentives for management of allocated costs and to maximize revenue for all units throughout the campus.

This 18 month project is led by Mary Louise Nunes.
2017
$103,125

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Development of the "Cyber World" Common Course

To incorporate a series of learning modules in the first-year experience course to support the development of critical thinking skills while teaching students how to live and learn safely and intelligently in the online environment.

This 24 month project is led by Ronald Harichandran.
2017
$50,000

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Oral Communication Competency Development in the Undergraduate Curriculum

Support for a six-college collaboration to discover best practices in the teaching of oral communication skills to undergraduate students. This 12 month project is led by Michael Roth.
2017
$240,000

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , Worcester, MA

SWEET: Supporting WPI through Effective and Equitable Teamwork in the Project-Based Curriculum

To facilitate student, faculty, and staff understanding of teamwork and team advisement in ways that value and utilize contributions of all team members. This 36 month project is led by Janet Pane-Joyce.
2016
$90,000

American International College, Springfield , MA

Joint Purchasing Initiative

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

This 24 month project is led by Vincent M. Maniaci.
2016
$186,400

American International College, Springfield , MA

Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

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

This 36 month project is led by Raj Parikh.
2016
$10,000

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

Presidential Grant

To develop plans for accelerating time to graduation.

This 12 month project is led by Christine Holmes.
2016
$223,536

Bates College, Lewiston , ME

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 36 month project is led by Daniel Sanford.
2016
$2,500

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Presidential Grant

To support Phase One of Trustee Philanthropic Partnerships.

This 12 month project is led by Mariko Silver.
2016
$2,500

Burlington College, Burlington, VT

Presidential Grant

To conduct a College Council Retreat.

This 12 month project is led by Carol Moore.
2016
$297,465

Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

To deliver student academic support services and faculty development programming.

This 36 month project is led by Catherine Koverola.
2016
$85,000

Castleton University, Castleton, VT

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 12 month project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo.
2016
$215,678

Colby College, Waterville, ME

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 24 month project is led by Stacey Sheriff.
2016
$263,817

College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA

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 36 month project is led by Joyce Hampton.
2016
$106,043

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

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 24 month project is led by Laura Rossi Le.
2016
$138,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

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 24 month project is led by Christine Siegel.
2016
$10,000

Fisher College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Thomas M. McGovern.
2016
$10,000

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Presidential Grant

massbay.edu

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

This 12 month project is led by Scott Greenberg.
2016
$10,000

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Presidential Grant

To conduct a Senior Leadership Retreat.

This 12 month project is led by Robert Kenny.
2016
$129,788

Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT

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 36 month project is led by Diana LaRocco.
2016
$10,000

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To continue presidential briefings on Gordon's financial future.

This 12 month project is led by Janel Curry.
2016
$9,750

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Eva Rueschmann.
2016
$10,000

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Robert A. Clark.
2016
$10,000

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Presidential Grant

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

This 20 month project is led by Joshua Jarvis.
2016
$150,000

Laboure College, Milton, MA

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 24 month project is led by Albert C. DeCiccio.
2016
$131,220

Landmark College, Putney, VT

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 36 month project is led by John Kipp.
2016
$50,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Presidential Grant

To support collaborative study of lower cost models for independent colleges

This 12 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2016
$240,000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , MA

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 36 month project is led by Suzanne Lane.
2016
$10,000

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Carol Glod.
2016
$2,500

New England College, Henniker, NH

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Michele Perkins.
2016
$171,400

Newbury College, Brookline, MA

Center for Student Engagement

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

This 36 month project is led by Frank Sargent.
2016
$2,500

Providence College, Providence, RI

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Brian Bartolini.
2016
$146,344

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

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 24 month project is led by Mary Paddock.
2016
$2,500

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Presidential Grant

To conduct a strategic planning retreat.

This 12 month project is led by Mara Hermano.
2016
$10,000

Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT

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 12 month project is led by Patrick Gallivan.
2016
$173,860

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Integrated Learning for Civic Engagement

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

This 36 month project is led by Laura L. O'Toole.
2016
$10,000

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To plan for the implementation of an academic reorganization.

This 12 month project is led by Helen G. Drinan.
2016
$10,000

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Carol Dickson.
2016
$9,500

The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Joe Bennett.
2016
$131,410

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Community Learning Initiative

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

This 36 month project is led by Carol Clark.
2016
$10,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Sarah Cunningham.
2016
$187,245

University of Maine, Orono, ME

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 24 month project is led by Claire Sullivan.
2016
$10,000

University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME

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 12 month project is led by Stuart Swain.
2016
$10,000

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Presidential Grant

To advance the Multi-Campus Collaboration

This 12 month project is led by Raymond Rice.
2016
$243,223

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

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 24 . month project is led by Raymond Rice.
2016
$2,500

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Magali Carrera.
2016
$67,100

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

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 12 month project is led by George Hart.
2016
$400,000

University of Massachusetts System, Boston, MA

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 24 month project is led by Christine M. Wilda.
2016
$299,240

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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 36 month project is led by Diane Goldsmith.
2016
$2,500

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Michelle M. Kalis.
2016
$2,500

Vermont Higher Education Council, Colchester, VT

Presidential Grant

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

This 12 month project is led by Carrie Williams Howe.
2016
$10,000

Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To facilitate campus-wide cost savings.

This 12 month project is led by David Chard.
2015
$173,100

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT

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 36 month project is led by Sean P. O'Connell.
2015
$322,000

Association of American Colleges & Universities, Washington, DC

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 36 month project is led by Amy Jessen-Marshall.
2015
$156,675

Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Enhancing Mindful Awareness and Emotion Regulation in the Classroom

assumption.edu
To investigate whether manipulating emotions in the classroom influences learning success. This 36 month project is led by Sarah Cavanagh.
2015
$2,500

Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Presidential Grant

To study the feasibility of expanding curricular offerings without expanding costs. This 12 month project is led by Brian Mikesell.
2015
$10,000

Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Presidential Grant

baypath.edu
To expand collaborative procurement and purchasing for the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. This 12 month project is led by Carol A Leary.
2015
$233,550

Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

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 36 month project is led by Melissa Morriss-Olson.
2015
$50,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Institutional Success Grant

bennington.edu
To improve communications with newly-accepted students. This 24 month project is led by Mariko Silver.
2015
$400,000

Boston Library Consortium, Boston, MA

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 24 month project is led by Susan Stearns.
2015
$200,000

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Prior Learning Assessment Project

To implement prior learning assessment policies and practices within the five CONNECT institutions in southeastern Massachusetts. This 36 month project is led by Stacey A. Kaminski.
2015
$10,000

Castleton State College, Castleton, VT

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 12 month project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo.
2015
$10,000

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct a leadership institute on college financials. This 12 month project is led by Claire A. Ramsbottom.
2015
$2,500

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Presidential Grant

To engage departments in retention and persistence practices. This 12 month project is led by William Bisese.
2015
$10,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Presidential Grant

fairfield.edu

To develop a strategic plan.

This 12 month project is led by Reverend Jeffrey von Arx.
2015
$280,000

Five Colleges, Incorporated, Amherst, MA

New Directives for Administrative Operations

fivecolleges.edu
To improve accessibility of information technology resources and continuity of operations planning at member colleges. This 36 month project is led by Neal B. Abraham.
2015
$10,000

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Presidential Grant

To engage facilitation and analytic expertise in strategic planning of institutional and academic models. This 12 month project is led by Andrew H. Card, Jr..
2015
$2,500

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct presidential briefings on Gordon's financial future. This 12 month project is led by Janel Curry.
2015
$142,400

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Re-envisioning General Education

To develop a new general education program, including curriculum, faculty development, and ongoing support structures. This 36 month project is led by Patricia Bixel.
2015
$2,500

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Presidential Grant

To conduct a board retreat. This 12 month project is led by Robert A. Clark.
2015
$2,250

Landmark College, Putney, VT

Presidential Grant

To conduct a six college collaborative symposium. This 12 month project is led by Adrienne Major.
2015
$69,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

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

To continue course design and assessment of the new core curriculum. This 24 month project is led by James Ostrow.
2015
$10,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Presidential Grant

To develop and pilot the Sophomore Away Option This 12 month project is led by James Ostrow.
2015
$175,137

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Project InFUSION

lesley.edu
To create new pedagogical projects that integrate visual literacy across the liberal arts, science disciplines and professional majors. This 24 month project is led by Martha McKenna.
2015
$2,460

Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Presidential Grant

To support the Curriculum Task Force in reviewing and steamlining the College's course offerings. This 12 month project is led by Nolan Atkins.
2015
$10,000

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Presidential Grant

marlboro.edu
To conduct a college-wide undergraduate faculty retreat. This 12 month project is led by Richard Glejzer.
2015
$40,000

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

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 24 month project is led by Monica Joslin.
2015
$10,000

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Presidential Grant

Planning for academic department clusters. This 12 month project is led by Sonya Stephens.
2015
$202,829

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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 36 month project is led by Susan Ambrose.
2015
$2,500

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Presidential Grant

To explore options for a One Stop Shop for student services. This 12 month project is led by Martin Daniels.
2015
$2,500

Regis College, Weston, MA

Presidential Grant

regiscollege.edu
To establish the Partnership Pathway, an accelerated bachelor's degree completion program for students from local sending schools. This 12 month project is led by David Gilmore.
2015
$10,000

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

Presidential Grant

To compile and produce The Big Data Book. This 12 month project is led by Kevin Paquette.
2015
$10,000

Salem State University, Salem, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct budget modeling. This 12 month project is led by Karen P. House.
2015
$258,185

Salem State University, Salem, MA

Project ACES: Active Engagement of Students in Whole Course Redesign

To redesign all sections of select high enrollment courses to incorporate active learning. This 36 month project is led by Marc Boots-Ebenfield.
2015
$10,000

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Presidential Grant

To conduct University fora and strategic planning for cost control. This 12 month project is led by Scott Zeman.
2015
$299,676

Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Simmons Plan (Purpose, Leadership ActioN)

To support professional development and curriculum design for a new undergraduate core curriculum. This 36 month project is led by Catherine Paden.
2015
$233,800

Stonehill College, Easton, MA

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

To advance an integrated mentoring and advising plan. This 24 month project is led by Craig Almeida.
2015
$99,998

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Efficiencies in Connecticut Higher Education through Open Textbooks

open.uconn.edu

To pilot the use of Open Textbooks as a cost-saving measure for students.

This 24 month project is led by Martha Bedard.
2015
$331,737

University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA

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 36 month project is led by Joan Becker.
2015
$10,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Presidential Grant

une.edu
To create an integrated businesss plan that includes finance, enrollment and academics. This 12 month project is led by Ellen Beaulieu.
2015
$323,323

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

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 36 month project is led by Victor A. Benassi.
2015
$300,000

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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 36 month project is led by Lisa Dierker.
2015
$2,480

Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Presidential Grant

To support data, presentations, a webpage, and campus discussions on finance and related trends. This 12 month project is led by Kimberly Tobin.
2015
$10,000

Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Presidential Grant

To engage faculty in a retention working group and retention summit. This 12 month project is led by Steven Viveiros.
2015
$10,000

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , Worcester, MA

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 12 month project is led by Kristin N. Wobbe.
2014
$71,661

Babson College, Babson Park, MA

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 12 month project is led by Lidija Polutnik.
2014
$125,000

Becker College, Worcester, MA

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 24 month project is led by John MacDonald.
2014
$160,750

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

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 24 month project is led by Lisa Tedeschi.
2014
$90,000

College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT

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 24 month project is led by Richard Lloyd.
2014
$110,600

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

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

This 24 month project is led by Laura Rossi Le.
2014
$120,780

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

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 24 month project is led by Mark Nicholas.
2014
$168,000

Maine Campus Compact, Lewiston, ME

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 24 month project is led by Sally Slovenski.
2014
$150,000

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

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 24 month project is led by Blyth Hazen.
2014
$100,000

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA

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 12 month project is led by Michael K. Thomas.
2014
$129,379

Newbury College, Brookline, MA

English Mastery Program

To develop a mastery-based first-year English program building on recent campus success with a mastery-based mathematics program. This 24 month project is led by Doug Flor.
2014
$192,706

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Center for Research and Creative Activity

ric.edu

To promote, coordinate and increase student-faculty collaboration on research and creative activity.

This 36 month project is led by Lisa Smolski.
2014
$64,600

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Networked Curriculum - Planning and Development

Support to pilot an alternative module-based course format augmenting common course content with program-specific active, experiential pedagogy. This 12 month project is led by Traci Warrington.
2014
$227,200

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Learning Assessment Research Consortium

To develop and implement a customizable modular assessment curriculum in eight colleges and universities. This 36 month project is led by Kathryn Linder.
2014
$77,396

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Enhancing Nursing Education in Maternal-Newborn Care

Support for curriculum development and applied learning experiences focused on high risk populations including substance-affected mothers, newborns, and infants.

This 12 month project is led by Nancy Fishwick.
2014
$108,910

University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME

Partnership for Civic Advancement

www2.umf.maine.edu
To build the University's capacity to integrate experiential learning throughout the academic curriculum. This 24 month project is led by F. Celeste Branham.
2014
$132,500

University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME

Rural U

communityed.umfk.edu

To establish and demonstrate quality early college/dual enrollment offerings for Maine's rural students and schools to support post secondary readiness and transition.

This 36 month project is led by Scott A. Voisine.
2014
$278,704

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

ExSEL: Excellence through Student Enhanced Learning

umass.edu
Support for a new program to improve learning outcomes and retention using small, peer-led weekly problem solving sessions in selected large first-year gateway courses. This 24 month project is led by Katherine Newman.
2014
$100,000

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

A Framework for Student Achievement: Implementing a New Core Curriculum

uml.edu

To establish the administrative structure, policies, and procedures for implementation of a new core curriculum.

This 12 month project is led by Charlotte Mandell.
2014
$174,331

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

First Year Experience

To develop and implement a First Year Experience to improve the transition for incoming first-year and transfer students and their progression to degree. This 36 month project is led by Kelli Custer.
2013
$200,000

Emerson College, Boston, MA

Sustainable Innovation: Reimagining communication education

To support new curriculum in response to technological and information trends in the communication sector and to pilot revised processes for future curriculum revision. This 24 month project is led by Phillip Glenn.
2013
$200,000

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

On-Line Degree Mapping: Providing a Roadmap for Student Success

To establish web-based academic advising, degree audit, and transfer articulation tools to help students and their advisors optimize curriculum requirements and establish a plan for graduation wthin four years. This 24 month project is led by Paul Weizer.
2013
$300,000

Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Cambridge, MA

Creating and Informing a Regional and National Dialogue on the Future of Higher Education

educause.edu
To support on campus, WGBH Higher Education Desk's programming on trends in higher education. This 36 month project is led by Joel W. Meyerson.
2013
$293,500

Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

Sustainability and Student Success: Maximizing Progress Toward a Degree and Reducing Debt

To support a comprehensive program in the first and sophomore year that improves retention and reduces time to degree while improving academic performance and enhancing preparation for post-graduate opportunities. This 36 month project is led by William M. Throop.
2013
$180,500

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Transforming General Education into an Outcomes-Based Core Curriculum

lasell.edu

To develop an integrated curriculum that engages students at every stage of their intellectual and professional development, achieves measurable learning outcomes, and links liberal arts learning with the habits, dispositions and methodologies of students' majors.

This 24 month project is led by Michael B. Alexander.
2013
$25,000

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Innovations in Advising, Learning & Teaching

To explore options for increasing four-year graduation rates through expanded advising practices and the use of data analytics. This 12 month project is led by Monica Joslin.
2013
$200,000

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Improving Student Learning Outcomes through a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

To create a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to improve student learning outcomes through improved teaching practice and pedagogies. This 36 month project is led by Christopher Hopey.
2013
$175,000

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Save, Simplify, Redirect: Financial Modeling for Cost Control and Right-Sizing the College

To create a dynamic model of the College's financial operations, allowing for the examination of potential reductions or consolidations in real time, and project their likely impact. This 24 month project is led by Shannon Gurek.
2013
$98,000

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA

Leadership Summit on Cost in Higher Education

nebhe.org
To underwrite the Leadership Summit on Cost in Higher Education for college and university presidents, trustees, chief academic officers and chief financial officers. This 12 month project is led by Dr. Michael K. Thomas.
2013
$57,500

New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA

Re-envisioning Higher Education Business Models

nebhe.org
To research, analyze and develop a whitepaper and conduct roundtables on current and alternative business models for higher education. This 12 month project is led by Dr. Michael K. Thomas.
2013
$105,000

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Core Curriculum: Journeys of Transformation

rivier.edu
To develop courses and an assessment plan for the first two years of the new core curriculum. The core curriculum is focused on foundational skills and knowledge, as well as the psychosocial well-being and growth of students. This 36 month project is led by Dr. Bradford T. Stull.
2013
$120,000

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Community Engagement Curriculum Across the Disciplines

rwu.edu
To support faculty in implementing community engagement opportunities that allow students to build critical thinking skills and work on complex, real-world projects. This 24 month project is led by Andrew Workman.
2013
$205,550

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Degree-In-Three

snhu.edu

To support curricular and pedagogical research, implementation, and training to extend a three-year program option to the entire undergraduate business population.

This 36 month project is led by William Gillett.
2013
$156,915

The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

Supporting New Academic Programs (SNAP)

To support faculty development for new academic initiatives and curricular changes to foster greater integration of the liberal arts in the artistic disciplines. This 36 month project is led by Pat Hoy.
2013
$135,731

Thomas College, Waterville, ME

Three-Year Undergraduate Business Degree Pilot

thomas.edu

To pilot a compressed, intensive three-year Bachelor of Science program designed to reduce costs for students pursuing degrees in business-related fields.

This 36 month project is led by Thomas Edwards.
2013
$94,355

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Developing Inclusive Excellence in Teaching

To leverage the educational benefits of student diversity, reflect on teaching practices, and develop a set of best practices for creating classroom environments where all students can learn. This 36 month project is led by Annie Soisson.
2013
$222,958

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Flipping the Classroom: Increasing Depth, Engagement and Transfer of Learning in Undergraduate Education

To revise thirteen introductory, gateway, and critical upper-level courses by using a flipped classroom approach to improve student learning in the majors. This 36 month project is led by Walter Harrison.
2013
$197,946

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Embracing Proficiency-Based Education at UMPI

umpi.edu

To support faculty in transitioning the University curriculum to a proficiency-based educational model.

This 24 month project is led by Raymond Rice.
2013
$120,000

University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Embracing the Digital Humanities and Supporting Basic Writers

To facilitate the inclusion of digital literacy projects in core curriculum humanities courses, pilot a scalable writing fellows program, and reduce the number of developmental writing course sections. This 36 month project is led by Dr. Michael J. Cripps, PhD.
2013
$291,459

University of Vermont, Burlington , VT

Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciplines (WILD)

To support implementation and assessment of a campus-wide writing and information literacy skills initiative. This 36 month project is led by Brian Reed.
2012
$69,000

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Comprehensive Advising Program

To support the College's expansion of the first semester faculty advising program to the entire first year. The grant specifically funds the development and customization of electronic advising resources. This 12 month project is led by Jeanine Cowen.
2012
$300,000

Boston Consortium for Higher Education, Needham, MA

New Initiatives

boston-consortium.org

Funding to support the development or expansion of the procurement initiative, the health insurance captive, and CEVoNE. The Consortium will also explore possible projects in technology, energy, and other operational areas.

This 36 month project is led by Phillip D. DiChiara.
2012
$147,500

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

The First-Year Gateway: Fostering a Learning-Centered Undergraduate Curriculum

bryant.edu

To support faculty development, assessment activities, and the use of assessment data to improve curricular design and delivery of an interdisciplinary first-year program.

This 36 month project is led by Robert Shea.
2012
$146,302

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Transforming Ecology Education Through Interdisciplinary Landscape-level Research

To expand ecology education through classroom instruction and field based research of a watershed ecosystem. The project involves five new or revised intermediate courses and initial population of a GIS database for longitudinal study.

This 36 month project is led by John Anderson.
2012
$131,402

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

Jumpstarting Collaborative Curricular Innovation on College Campuses in New England

i2e2.olin.edu
This 24 month project is led by Lynn Andrea Stein.
2012
$328,580

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Boston, MA

Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment: Phase II (AMCOA II)

Support to fine-tune and prepare for system-wide learning outcomes assessment and continued support for campus-level assessment. This 12 month project is led by Patricia Crosson.
2012
$231,292

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , MA

Probability and Statistics Education: Quantifying Uncertainty

ocw.mit.edu

To support revision of an undergraduate statistics course to include new pedagogy, new interactive technology, and the use of real-world examples and methodology.

This 24 month project is led by Haynes Miller.
2012
$119,200

New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

Integrating the Liberal Arts Across the Curriculum

Support to create a faculty development program to assist faculty in incorporating oral and written communication and quantitative reasoning in the major fields of study. This 12 month project is led by Thomas F. Wylie.
2012
$47,800

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Curriculum Integration

To support integrated learning experiences through the creation and expansion of student writing and communication fellows. This 36 month project is led by Mauri Pelto.
2012
$160,331

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Integrative Academic Initiative

risd.edu
To support greater interdisciplinary teaching and learning between studio and humanities departments and to focus on writing instruction to improve student writing. This 24 month project is led by Pamela Harrington.
2012
$109,588

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Writing and Oral Communication Learning Outcomes in the First Year Seminar

sacredheart.edu
To support faculty from all departments teaching in the First Year Seminar to incorporate student writing and oral communication learning outcomes. This 24 month project is led by Gerald Reid.
2012
$66,556

Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA

Enhancing Innovative Cross-Disciplinary Teaching

To update the curriculum by creating distinct, complementary teaching modules that excite students to learn about the marine environment in the context of important societal issues. This 24 month project is led by Amy Siuda.
2012
$225,000

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Enhancing Student Learning Using AAC&U Value Rubrics

To support a faculty curriculum development and assessment initiative to serve student learning outcomes in critical thinking and oral communication.

This 36 month project is led by Mary Ann Coughlin.
2012
$107,200

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Faculty and Professional Learning Communities

This 36 month project is led by Kathryn Linder.
2012
$300,000

University of Maine System - Chancellor's Office, Bangor, ME

UMaine System Administrative Review

thinkmissionexcellence.maine.edu

Support for an in-depth review of administrative costs and structures at all levels and in all divisions, and recommendations to improve administrative efficiencies and services.

This 12 month project is led by Rebecca Wyke.
2012
$300,000

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Virtual Student Service Center

uml.edu

To establish a Virtual Student Service Center to provide self-service access, simplified processes, and increased integration of services currently delivered independently by the offices of the Registrar, Student Financial Services, and Financial Aid. The reconfigured services will pre-empt the need for additional staff as the campus continues its path of rapid growth.

This 12 month project is led by Thomas Taylor.
2012
$303,742

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Teaching and Learning with Multimedia

unh.edu
This 36 month project is led by Victor A. Benassi.
2012
$185,500

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Project to Integrate Technical Communication Habits (PITCH)

newhaven.edu

To support existing faculty in teaching and reinforcing technical communication skills within the engineering currciula.  

Click here to see the final report from this grant, including a confereence presentation paper and a Preliminary Assessment and Lessons Learned in PITCH: An Integrated Approach to Developing Technical Communication Skillls in Engineers.

This 36 month project is led by Ronald Harichandran.
2012
$147,125

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Center for Teaching and Learning

articles.courant.com
Support to launch a program of expanded professional development opportunities forfull-time, part-time and adjunct faculty. This 24 month project is led by Michelle M. Kalis.
2012
$150,000

University System of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Cost-Effective Leadership at a System Level

Consulting support to facilitate recommendations to alter decision-making responsibility and authority between individual campuses and the system.

This 12 month project is led by Edward R. MacKay.
2012
$255,225

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , Worcester, MA

Learning to Teach Project-Based Courses in the First Year: Great Problems Seminar

wpi.edu
To support the expansion of the Great Problems Seminar to the entire freshman class. The Seminars use a project-based, multi-disciplinary approach to solving real-world challenges developing student skills in research, writing, and presentation. This 24 month project is led by Kristin N. Wobbe.
2011
$150,000

Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Global Connections Teaching Initiative

To support the inclusion of international content and perspectives into general education courses and to create on-campus programming to integrate study abroad more fully into students' academic development. This 24 month project is led by Anne O'Dwyer.
2011
$200,000

Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA

Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) Program

baypath.edu

To support a series of courses and an advising program to support students' academic, personal and professional development.

This 36 month project is led by Melissa Morris-Olson.
2011
$125,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Innovation and Integration around Public Action in the Undergraduate Curriculum

To design curricular innovations, both substantive and structural, that serve a new and unique articulation of liberal arts outcomes. This 24 month project is led by Isabel Roche.
2011
$253,967

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Enhancing Pedagogy with MediaKron: Broadening the Reach to a Multi-Institutional Community

To refine the functionality of an interactive, multimedia instructional software platform and support its deployment among a learning community of partner institutions. This 24 month project is led by Rita Owens.
2011
$150,000

Boston University, Boston, MA

Using Eportfolios to Assess General Education

Support for faculty in the College of General Studies to assess 200 student e-portfolios using new student learning outcomes rubrics. Faculty will look for evidence of student achievement in critical thinking, reading, writing, and quantitative analysis in the freshman and sophomore years.

This 24 month project is led by Natalie McKnight.
2011
$280,188

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Strengthening Teaching and Learning: Creating a Comprehensive Assessment System

Support for a comprehensive system of assessment of student learning outcomes in the College of Arts and Sciences. This 36 month project is led by Dan Perlman.
2011
$200,000

College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA

Establishing an Office of Institutional Assessment and Research

To support data driven decision making and strengthen undergraduate curriculum by establishing an Office of Institutional Assessment and Research. This 36 month project is led by Walter C. Breau.
2011
$100,000

Dean College, Franklin, MA

Closing the Loop: Reinvention and Renewal of the Dean College Curriculum Based on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Results

Support to plan, design and implement a revised general education curriculum focused on communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning. This 12 month project is led by Melissa Read.
2011
$150,160

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

Faculty Development Modules: Leveraging Faculty Expertise and the Student Experience for Curricular Effectiveness

A series of faculty development modules in which faculty deliver short, intensive courses for faculty colleagues during winter intersession and summer break. This 36 month project is led by Vincent Manno.
2011
$92,500

Maine Campus Compact, Lewiston, ME

The Fusion of Service-Learning and Online Learning

Support to develop an online course and learning community for college faculty from 6-9 Maine higher education institutions. Participating faculty will create syllabi for online service-learning courses.

This 24 month project is led by Sally Slovenski.
2011
$263,994

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Semester in Environmental Science Program

Support for the SES program to provide individual students from large research universities and small liberal arts colleges a semester of study and hands-on work with research scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory and its field sites on Cape Cod.

This 36 month project is led by Kenneth Foreman.
2011
$268,000

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Boston, MA

Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment

To advance student learning assessment at public postsecondary higher education colleges and universities. This 12 month project is led by Patricia Crosson.
2011
$250,000

New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Entrepreneurial Musicianship: A New Approach to Educating Young Musicians

Support for a program of coursework, mentoring, internships, and special projects to teach students program and organizational managements skills. This 24 month project is led by Rachel Roberts.
2011
$45,000

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

Developing a Culture of Assessment - Year 3

To develop institutional and program assessment plans, including the introduction of e-portfolios. This 12 month project is led by Randall Krieg.
2011
$214,500

Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT

Promoting Faculty Leadership and Governance in Learning Outcomes Assessment

To establish a leadership model of faculty fellows and an assessment coordinator to work with faculty as they develop assessment strategies and instruments for new general education courses. This 36 month project is led by Karen Talentino.
2011
$153,000

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Knowledge Building: A Transformative Approach to Undergraduate Education

To support faculty in using the core principles of knowledge building pedagogy to redesign curriculum and pedagogical practices. This 36 month project is led by Kevin Shea.
2011
$134,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Implementing the Academic Master Plan

To develop, pilot and assess new and revised courses in support of the College's new academic master plan. This 24 month project is led by William Trumble.
2011
$75,000

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education

To support a cohort of New England colleges in completing the national assessment study to examine the conditions and practices that promote liberal education outcomes. This 12 month project is led by Patrick White.
2011
$115,000

Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Models for Developing and Assessing Interdisciplinary General Education

To complete implementation of interdisciplinary capstone courses and develop long-term assessment of learning in General Education. This 36 month project is led by Kenneth Spritz.
2011
$240,000

Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

A Focus on Integrative Learning, Assessment and Advising

To support faculty as they develop courses and student experiences that yield integrative learning. This 36 month project is led by Bonnie Orcott.
2011
$300,000

Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Yale Model for Undergraduate Science Teaching

Support to design a new introductory biology course sequence emphasizing active learning and to provide pedagogical support to faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

This 24 month project is led by Jo Handelsman.
2010
$72,000

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT

Using ePortfolios to Promote Student Success

To support faculty in incorporating ePortfolios into the general education and honors curriculum. This 36 month project is led by Sean O'Connell.
2010
$120,678

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Strengthening Teaching and Advising in the First Year

To support the adoption of effective teaching and advising strategies with an explicit focus on incorporating learning goals into academic advising and first year seminars. This 24 month project is led by Ben Lieber.
2010
$50,830

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

Center for Teaching Excellence - Year 3

To create an on-campus resource to deliver and facilitate pedagogical, curricular, and advising support for faculty. This 12 month project is led by Christine Holmes.
2010
$200,000

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Comprehensive Faculty Development

To support faculty in adopting a teacher-scholar model to increase student engagement. This 24 month project is led by Andrew Harris.
2010
$260,338

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Liberal Education and Effective Practice

To redesign undergraduate education using liberal education values and objectives and effective practice. This 36 month project is led by Mary-Ellen Boyle.
2010
$187,500

Colby College, Waterville, ME

Writing Across the Curriculum

Support to improve student writing proficiency through an expanded first-year writing program, upper-level writing intensive courses, faculty pedagogical support, and a writing assessment program. This 36 month project is led by Michael Donihue.
2010
$157,800

Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, Newington, CT

Online Adult Success Center

To support the participation of two universities in the online Adult Success Center which provides students with access to academic success coaches for career and academic resources and support. This 24 month project is led by Carolyn Rogers.
2010
$190,331

Curry College, Milton, MA

Faculty Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation

To provide information, training, and incentives to faculty to advance curriculum, instruction and assessment practices. This 36 month project is led by David Potash.
2010
$206,347

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Supporting Academic Excellence: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

To implement a comprehensive plan for assessment of student learning outcomes in the majors and in the general requirements. This 24 month project is led by Frank Scully, Jr..
2010
$292,500

Five Colleges, Incorporated, Amherst, MA

Streamlining Information Technology Infrastructure

To develop technological systems to enable increased collaboration among the consortium's libraries, the creation of virtual computer labs, and an authentication system for faculty and students to access courses, services, and resources at member campuses. This 24 month project is led by Neal Abraham.
2010
$249,146

Framingham State College, Framingham, MA

Integrated Institution-wide Assessment Program

To establish resources and processes to aggregate and analyze data for program and curricular improvement. This 36 month project is led by Ellen Zimmerman.
2010
$117,630

Granite State College, Concord, NH

Sustaining Outcomes Assessment as a Vehicle to Improve Student Learning

Support to bring the final two core competencies into the assessment cycle and create an infrastructure for sustainable assessment. This 24 month project is led by Sheila Taylor-King.
2010
$216,000

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Writing Labs: Enhancing the Academic Outcome for the Non-traditional Student

Support for the College of Professional Studies to design and implement one-credit writing laboratories in conjunction with required English courses. This 24 month project is led by Molly Dugan.
2010
$270,300

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Curriculum Innovation Project

A faculty development program supporting curriculum revision in the new Liberal Education Program and capstone courses. This 36 month project is led by Bonnie Farley-Lucas.
2010
$152,050

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

General Education Program Revision

To support the implementation of a new competency-based general education program. This 36 month project is led by Diana Polley.
2010
$97,631

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Writing and New Media Literacy

To strengthen student writing by supporting effective teaching practices, expanding core writing and communication curriculum, and providing learning environments directly supportive of writing and information literacy skills. This 24 month project is led by William Wootton.
2010
$203,000

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Integrating Freshman Writing Courses into Learning Communities

Support to develop and carryout inquiry-based writing. This 36 month project is led by David Ouimette.
2010
$273,716

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

General Education Reform: Moving Toward Integrative Learning and Assessment

Support to develop upper-level integrative experiences and to conduct direct assessment of student learning in the new general education curriculum. This 36 month project is led by Martha Stassen.
2010
$296,811

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Evidence to Initiative

To encourage and support faculty in pedagogical and curricular innovations to address patterns of weakness in student learning. This 36 month project is led by Laura Beauvais.
2010
$146,800

Vermont State Colleges, Waterbury, VT

Improving Learning Outcomes through System-Wide Assessment

To provide training and support to improve the academic program review and improvement process. This 36 month project is led by Joe Mark.