Teagle Foundation Awards $2.1 Million in Grants

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

Grants awarded through the foundation's program, which aims to help colleges and universities diversify their residential "high touch" models, include $115,000 over three years to , , the , , , , and to pilot a scalable collaborative approach to the development of online courseware for hybrid courses; $270,000 over three years to , the , the , and the 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 in support of multi-campus and multi-course collaborations around hybrid-learning projects.

Recipients of grants made through the foundation's program include , , and and 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 , 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 , , , and , 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 , visit the Teagle Foundation Web site.

"." Teagle Foundation Press Release 05/21/2014.