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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 project is led by Sarah Barr with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Christine Holmes with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by A. Clayton Spencer with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Presidential Grant

To support the Student Experience Review Task Force.

This project is led by Alison Davis-Blake with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Joe Bennett with a grant term of 24 months.
2018
$10,000

Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To develop an online design fundamentals course.

This project is led by Richard Griswold with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Rita Miller with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This project is led by Deborah Jackson with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Curry College, Milton, MA

Presidential Grant

To implement a supplemental instruction pilot. 

This project is led by Kenneth Quigley with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Michael J. Fishbein with a grant term of 36 months.
2018
$2,500

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This project is led by Kathleen Barnes with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Implementing a New Core Curriculum

Continuation support for the launch of a new core curriculum.

This project is led by Sharon Harding with a grant term of 18 months.
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 project is led by James DuMond Jr. with a grant term of 36 months.
2018
$2,500

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

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

This project is led by D. Michael Lindsay with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Tamara Brenner with a grant term of 36 months.
2018
$10,000

Landmark College, Putney, VT

Presidential Grant

To support online learning initiatives. 

This project is led by Peter A. Eden with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Michael B. Alexander with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$2,500

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Presidential Grant

To support Strategic Planning efforts.

This project is led by Laura Freid with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Monica Joslin with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Keri Griffin with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Jon Western with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Stephanie Lesperance with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Joseph L. Chillo with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct a campus-wide energy assessment.

This project is led by Thomas M. O'Reilly with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Donald L. Birx with a grant term of 36 months.
2018
$2,500

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Presidential Grant

To support an Open Education Resources fellow.

This project is led by John Petillo with a grant term of 12 months.
2018
$10,000

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Presidential Grant

To support waste reduction and education efforts.

This project is led by Kathleen McCartney with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Lynn Murray-Chandler with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Mary-Beth Cooper with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Jean McGivney-Burelle with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Gregory Fahy with a grant term of 18 months.
2018
$10,000

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Presidential Grant

To support an outside consultant to conduct a process review.

This project is led by James W. Dean with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Catherine E. Overson with a grant term of 36 months.
2018
$10,000

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Presidential Grant

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

This project is led by John B. Clark with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Amber Vaill with a grant term of 24 months.
2017
$10,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Presidential Grant

To support Phase Two of Trustee Philanthropic Partnerships. This project is led by Mariko Silver with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Stacy Grooters with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Mathew Johnson with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Jonathan Spiro with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Matthew Malsky with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Claire A. Ramsbottom with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Katherine Bergeron with a grant term of 12 months.
2017
$2,500

Curry College, Milton, MA

Presidential Grant

To conduct a retreat and course development for the Student Success Program. This project is led by Carrie Cokely, Ph.D. with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Christiane K. Donahue with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Elsa Nunez with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Joel W. Meyerson with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by D. Michael Hildebrandt with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Sharon M. Twigg with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Michael B. Alexander with a grant term of 6 months.
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 project is led by James Ostrow with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Sally Slovenski with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Richard Glejzer with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Allan T. Weatherwax with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Timothy B. Spears with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Michele Perkins with a grant term of 6 months.
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 project is led by Kathryn Edney with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Bradford T. Stull with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Steven J. Michels with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Jack Neuhauser with a grant term of 18 months.
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 project is led by Laurie Lachance with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Anthony Monaco with a grant term of 24 months.
2017
$291,000

Unity College, Unity, ME

Unity Unbound

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

This project is led by Melik Peter Khoury with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Susan J. Hunter with a grant term of 24 months.
2017
$10,000

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Presidential Grant

To implement an Incentive-based budget model. This project is led by James Sheehan with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Mary Louise Nunes with a grant term of 18 months.
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 project is led by Ronald Harichandran with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Michael Roth with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Janet Pane-Joyce with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$90,000

American International College, Springfield , MA

Joint Purchasing Initiative

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

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

American International College, Springfield , 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 project is led by Raj Parikh with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

Presidential Grant

To develop plans for accelerating time to graduation.

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

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

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Presidential Grant

To support Phase One of Trustee Philanthropic Partnerships.

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

Burlington College, Burlington, VT

Presidential Grant

To conduct a College Council Retreat.

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

Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

To deliver student academic support services and faculty development programming.

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

Castleton University, Castleton, 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 project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Stacey Sheriff with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Joyce Hampton with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Laura Rossi Le with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Christine Siegel with a grant term of 24 months.
2016
$10,000

Fisher College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

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

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Presidential Grant

massbay.edu

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

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

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Presidential Grant

To conduct a Senior Leadership Retreat.

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

Goodwin College, East Hartford, 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 project is led by Diana LaRocco with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

To continue presidential briefings on Gordon's financial future.

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

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Presidential Grant

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

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

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Presidential Grant

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

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

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Presidential Grant

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

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

Laboure College, Milton, 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 project is led by Albert C. DeCiccio with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by John Kipp with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$50,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Presidential Grant

To support collaborative study of lower cost models for independent colleges

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , 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 project is led by Suzanne Lane with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Carol Glod with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Michele Perkins with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Frank Sargent with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$2,500

Providence College, Providence, RI

Presidential Grant

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

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

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

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Presidential Grant

To conduct a strategic planning retreat.

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

Saint Michael's College, Colchester, 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 project is led by Patrick Gallivan with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Laura L. O'Toole with a grant term of 36 months.
2016
$10,000

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To plan for the implementation of an academic reorganization.

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

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT

Presidential Grant

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

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

The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

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

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Community Learning Initiative

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

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

Unity College, Unity, ME

Presidential Grant

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

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

University of Maine, Orono, 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 project is led by Claire Sullivan with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Stuart Swain with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$10,000

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Presidential Grant

To advance the Multi-Campus Collaboration

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

University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, 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 project is led by Raymond Rice with a grant term of 24 months..
2016
$2,500

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Presidential Grant

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

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

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, 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 project is led by George Hart with a grant term of 12 months.
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 project is led by Christine M. Wilda with a grant term of 24 months.
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 project is led by Diane Goldsmith with a grant term of 36 months.
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 project is led by Michelle M. Kalis with a grant term of 12 months.
2016
$2,500

Vermont Higher Education Council, Colchester, VT

Presidential Grant

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

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

Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

To facilitate campus-wide cost savings.

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

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, 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 project is led by Sean P. O'Connell with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Amy Jessen-Marshall with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Sarah Cavanagh with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Brian Mikesell with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Carol A Leary with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Melissa Morriss-Olson with a grant term of three years.
2015
$50,000

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Institutional Success Grant

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

Boston Library Consortium, Boston, 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 project is led by Susan Stearns with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Stacey A. Kaminski with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Presidential Grant

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

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Presidential Grant

fairfield.edu

To develop a strategic plan.

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

Five Colleges, Incorporated, Amherst, MA

New Directives for Administrative Operations

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

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Presidential Grant

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

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Re-envisioning General Education

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

Husson University, Bangor, ME

Presidential Grant

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

Landmark College, Putney, VT

Presidential Grant

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

Lasell College, Newton, 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 project is led by James Ostrow with a grant term of two years.
2015
$10,000

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Project InFUSION

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

Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Presidential Grant

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

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Presidential Grant

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

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, 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 project is led by Monica Joslin with a grant term of two years.
2015
$10,000

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Northeastern University, Boston, 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 project is led by Susan Ambrose with a grant term of three years.
2015
$2,500

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Presidential Grant

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

Regis College, Weston, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME

Presidential Grant

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

Salem State University, Salem, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Salem State University, Salem, 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 project is led by Marc Boots-Ebenfield with a grant term of three years.
2015
$10,000

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Presidential Grant

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

Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Simmons Plan (Purpose, Leadership ActioN)

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

Stonehill College, Easton, MA

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

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

University of Connecticut, Storrs, 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 project is led by Martha Bedard with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Joan Becker with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Ellen Beaulieu with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Victor A. Benassi with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Lisa Dierker with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Kimberly Tobin with a grant term of one year.
2015
$10,000

Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Presidential Grant

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

Worcester Polytechnic Institute , Worcester, 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 project is led by Kristin N. Wobbe with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Lidija Polutnik with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by John MacDonald with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Lisa Tedeschi with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Richard Lloyd with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Laura Rossi Le with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Mark Nicholas with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Sally Slovenski with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Blyth Hazen with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Michael K. Thomas with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Doug Flor with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Lisa Smolski with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Traci Warrington with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Kathryn Linder with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Nancy Fishwick with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by F. Celeste Branham with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Scott A. Voisine with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Katherine Newman with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Charlotte Mandell with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Kelli Custer with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Phillip Glenn with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Paul Weizer with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Joel W. Meyerson with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by William M. Throop with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Michael B. Alexander with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Monica Joslin with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Christopher Hopey with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Shannon Gurek with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Dr. Michael K. Thomas with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Dr. Michael K. Thomas with a grant term of One year.
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 project is led by Dr. Bradford T. Stull with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Andrew Workman with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by William Gillett with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Pat Hoy with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Thomas Edwards with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Annie Soisson with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Walter Harrison with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Raymond Rice with a grant term of Two years.
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 project is led by Dr. Michael J. Cripps, PhD with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Brian Reed with a grant term of Three years.
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 project is led by Jeanine Cowen with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Phillip D. DiChiara with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Robert Shea with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by John Anderson with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Lynn Andrea Stein with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Patricia Crosson with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Haynes Miller with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Thomas F. Wylie with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Mauri Pelto with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Pamela Harrington with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Gerald Reid with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Amy Siuda with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Mary Ann Coughlin with a grant term of three years.
2012
$107,200

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Faculty and Professional Learning Communities

This project is led by Kathryn Linder with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Rebecca Wyke with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Thomas Taylor with a grant term of one year.
2012
$303,742

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Teaching and Learning with Multimedia

unh.edu
This project is led by Victor A. Benassi with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Ronald Harichandran with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Michelle M. Kalis with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Edward R. MacKay with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Kristin N. Wobbe with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Anne O'Dwyer with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Melissa Morris-Olson with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Isabel Roche with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Rita Owens with a grant term of two years.
2011
$150,000

Boston University, Boston, MA

Using Eportfolios to Assess General Education

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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 project is led by Dan Perlman with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Walter C. Breau with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Melissa Read with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Vincent Manno with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Sally Slovenski with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Kenneth Foreman with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Patricia Crosson with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Rachel Roberts with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Randall Krieg with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Karen Talentino with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Kevin Shea with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by William Trumble with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Patrick White with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Kenneth Spritz with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Bonnie Orcott with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Jo Handelsman with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Sean O'Connell with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Ben Lieber with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Christine Holmes with a grant term of one year.
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 project is led by Andrew Harris with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Mary-Ellen Boyle with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Michael Donihue with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Carolyn Rogers with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by David Potash with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Frank Scully, Jr. with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Neal Abraham with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Ellen Zimmerman with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Sheila Taylor-King with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Molly Dugan with a grant term of two years.
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 project is led by Bonnie Farley-Lucas with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Diana Polley with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by William Wootton with a grant term of two years.
2010
$203,000

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Integrating Freshman Writing Courses into Learning Communities

Support to develop and carryout inquiry-based writing. This project is led by David Ouimette with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Martha Stassen with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Laura Beauvais with a grant term of three years.
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 project is led by Joe Mark with a grant term of three years.