From 2002-2014, USM enjoyed generous funding through a series of grants from the Davis Educational Foundation to support faculty and departments in the design, delivery and assessment of the USM Core. USM's most recent Davis Foundation grant expired Feb. 28, 2014. While USM will feel the loss of this direct financial support, other resources are available to support on-going faculty work in this area.
1. The Office of Undergraduate Programs and Core Curriculum offers competitive access to small grants to support new course design that directly leads to meaningful assessment of student learning, especially learning that connects students to community-- the campus, their local community, or beyond. Contact Susan McWilliams at 780-4755 for more information.
2. USM's Title III grant involves cometitive access to small grants to support faculty utilization of High Impact Educational Practices. Faculty received an e-mail announcement of these grants on May 28, 2014. See the Title III High Impact Practices page for more information.