2011 CHAS Faculty Grant for Promoting Student Achievement
Faculty are invited to compete for funds that will allow them to undertake a project to promote high academic achievement among all students with a focus on promoting success and satisfaction among students of color. Faculty members, teaching in all disciplines, may submit proposals that focus on pedagogy and enhancing the faculty’s role in promoting student success and engagement. Both individuals and groups may submit. Projects should be directed at how we teach, or how we engage our colleagues in thinking about how we teach, rather than what we teach. They may involve pedagogical improvements to courses, creating workshops for faculty on mentoring, or other efforts to enhance the faculty’s role in promoting student success. Proposals addressing campus life are not appropriate for this grant. Up to five grants will be awarded.
The Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) convened in 2001 to promote high achievement, leadership and personal satisfaction of students, particularly students of color, on member campuses. Consisting of 30 private, select liberal arts colleges and small universities, CHAS shares data and develops programs to support the whole student, academically, socially and culturally.
Past awards include:
Deadline: The proposal deadline is OCTOBER 28, 2011, and award recipients will be notified in Mid-November.
A maximum award of $6500 will be provided, of which up to $3000 may be
Each application, which
should be no more than 2-3 pages, should include the following
A brief description of
your project and its potential to effect institutional change and to
promote student engagement
2. A budget, budget justification, and timeline for completion of the project.
3. A brief summary of your background in promoting student success and engagement in the classroom, and how this project relates to other efforts to promote high achievement among all students on your campus, with special emphasis on students of color.
4. Your commitment to share the project outcomes with the larger CHAS community, including a presentation at a meeting to be scheduled by CHAS.
5. An endorsement letter from the Chief Academic Officer.
6. All materials should be
submitted by email to Patti Maisch at
This RFP has been prepared and
applications will be reviewed by a CHAS committee consisting of:
Barnard College | Bates College | Bowdoin College | Bryn Mawr College | Bucknell College | Carleton College | Clark University | Colby College | Colgate University | College of the Holy Cross | College of Wooster | Connecticut College | Dartmouth College | Franklin and Marshall College | Hamilton College | Hampshire College | Haverford College | Lafayette College | Middlebury College | Mount Holyoke College | Oberlin College | Pomona College | Reed College | Sarah Lawrence College | Skidmore College | Smith College | St. Lawrence University | Swarthmore College | Trinity College Union College | University of the South | Vassar College | Washington and Lee University | Wellesley College | Wesleyan University | Wheaton College | Williams College