Teagle Awards $2 Million in Support of Liberal Arts Education

The Teagle Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling nearly $2 million in support of projects involving nearly sixty colleges, universities, higher education consortia, and other educational nonprofit institutions.

Grants awarded through the foundation's new Liberal Arts in the Professions initiative include $398,000 over three years to the Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College, Kettering University, Lawrence Technological University, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in support of efforts to integrate the liberal arts into engineering curricula as part of each campus's effort to launch its own Grand Challenges Scholars Program under the aegis of the National Academy of Engineering; $50,000 over thirty months to St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College, Alfred University, and Monroe Community College in support of a pilot effort to embed the liberal arts in business education; and $41,000 over nine months to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education to explore how its member institutions can bring about substantive integration of the liberal arts into undergraduate preparation in teacher education, business, health, and technology.

The foundation also awarded three grants through its Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence program, including $300,000 over eighteen months to the University of Texas System to develop a general education core curriculum that interconnects the liberal arts with students' professional aspirations across twelve degree programs; $50,000 over twelve months to Yale-National University of Singapore to engage deans and faculty leaders in intensive discussions on how best to implement and assess core curricula; and $27,250 over five months to the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, and the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College to develop a placement policy and curricular strategy for developmental mathematics that is grounded in empirical evidence and attends to students' aspirations.

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Teagle Foundation website.

"'Liberal Arts in the Professions' Featured Among New Grant Awards." Teagle Foundation Press Release 05/20/2015.