Title III Grant

High Impact Educational Practices

The second major focus of USM’s Title III grant is dedicated to strengthening and increasing high impact educational experiences for USM Students. 

High impact educational practices take a variety of forms. In general, they involve active, experiential, reflective, and focused teaching and learning. Such experiences include service- and community-based learning, experiential and problem-based learning, learning communities, undergraduate research, collaborative learning, etc. 

This area of USM’s Title III grant is overseen by Assistant Provost Susan McWilliams, under the guidance of the High Impact Practices Coordinating Committee

The Coordinating Committee invites proposals for grant funds to directly support faculty and student engagement in high impact practices.  Applications for funds are being accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed by the Coordinating Committee. Use the fillable form or submit an application for funds via e-mail to smcwilms@usm.maine.edu or call 780-4755 for more information.

See the Association of American Colleges and Universities for more information on how high impact educational practices transform student learning and faculty teaching.

What is Title III?

Title III Part: A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) “helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.”

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