Teagle Foundation Awards $2.1 Million in Grants

The Teagle Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling more than $2.1 million through two new programs.

Grants awarded through the foundation's Hybrid Learning and the Residential Liberal Arts Experience program, which aims to help colleges and universities diversify their residential "high touch" models, include $245,000 over three years to Bryn Mawr College, Albright College, the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, Saint Mary's College of California, Santa Rosa Junior College, Swarthmore College, and Wesleyan University to pilot a scalable collaborative approach to the development of online courseware for hybrid courses; $270,000 over three years to Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Minnesota-Morris, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and the University of Alberta-Augustana Campus in support of enriching their curricular offerings by sharing online and hybrid courses in the area of Native American Studies; and $280,000 over three years to Five Colleges, Inc. in support of multi-campus and multi-course collaborations around hybrid-learning projects.

Recipients of grants made through the foundation's Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence program include Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University, and Erie and Jamestown community colleges, which were awarded $230,000 over three years to rework their general education curricula to reflect common learning outcomes and create a more coherent experience for all students; the Claremont Colleges, which will receive $280,000 over three years to leverage resources to create more transparent educational pathways for their students, enhance curricular coherence, and optimize resource allocation across the five schools; and Colorado College, Monmouth College, Beloit College, and Knox College, which were awarded $50,000 over eight months to help faculty members articulate and students understand how the outcomes of a liberal education are threaded through general education and a student’s major.

"The funded programs integrate technological advancements with the face-to-face interaction that makes the residential experience unique and powerful," said Teagle Foundation president Judith Shapiro. "Through these offerings, students enrolled in courses such as world languages and Native American Studies will engage with materials in new ways and, in some instances, benefit from the opportunity to take courses that would not otherwise be available, in a way that is affordable for the institutions."

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