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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.