Core Curriculum

Davis Educational Foundation Grant

Thanks to the generosity of the Davis Educational Foundation, USM has enjoyed funding to support individual faculty and departments in their curricular work. Funding has been made  available to support new course design, course revision, professional development related to innovative pedagogies, assessment, and much more. Contact Susan McWilliams for more information (

USM's Davis grant expires on Feb. 28, 2014.  If you have unexpended professional development funds through the grant, these must be expended or encumbered by Feb. 28, 2014.  Contact Susan McWilliams at for more information.

USM has benefitted from the remarkable generosity of the Foundation in supporting our curricular work.  While we 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.

2.  USM's Title III grant involves competitive access to small grants to support faculty utilization of High Impact Educational Practices.  An announcement about these grants will go out soon.  In the mean time, contact Dahlia Lynn or Susan McWilliams for more information.



The Davis Educational Foundation was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.