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Current Initiatives and Grants

We have exciting news to share! The Center has funding for FOUR new faculty development and campus-wide learning initiatives and seeks applications now for available funds in these areas. Click on the "Current Initiatives" tab to learn more or to access the application materials.

"Microgrants" of up to $500 for creative group endeavors which need small seed money, e.g. for an event, food, training, software, conference, speaker, or almost anything else you can dream (funding from the Alden Endowment).

Collaborative Teaching: stipends to develop and implement some kind of collaborative teaching with other faculty at the university. This covers a wide range of possibilities from linked to team-taught courses (funding from the Davis Grant for Integrative Learning).

Faculty Learning Communities: stipends to organize a interdisciplinary faculty learning community around a topic, theme or problem (funding from the Davis Grant for Integrative Learning).

Posted: 9/3/13

Announcing a Davis Grant Award to Worcester State
Worcester State has been awarded a three-year $240,000 Davis Educational Foundation Grant, titled "A Focus on Integrative Learning, Assessment and Advising." Bonnie Orcutt and Andrea Bilics are the co-PIs on the grant. The focus is on high-impact educational practices, including learning communities, and will provide new faculty development intiatives to meet the grant's goals.
The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. It begins on July 1, 2011.


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