Curriculum Impact Grants support educational innovation that enhances Mason Impact and other cross-unit, multidisciplinary curriculum development activities.
Curriculum Impact Grants help faculty in revising existing and developing new curricula that: (a) deepen student development in at least one of the characteristics defined by Mason Impact, and (b) increase the percentage of Mason students who participate in some form of Mason Impact project. Priority in 2019-2020 was given to proposals that:
- Scaffold undergraduate and/or graduate learning from intellectual discovery to the development of specific knowledge and skills, and culminate in a high impact experience.
- Engage faculty and staff from multiple units, departments, and divisions in sustainable multidisciplinary collaboration.
- Pilot models of multidisciplinary collaboration that are scalable and have the potential to be expanded into new minors, concentrations, majors, and other programs.
The Faculty and Curricular Activities committee and a team of peer reviewers evaluated 20 highly competitive submissions and selected 12 curricular projects to fund. These projects represent an impressive array of collaborations across colleges and schools aiming to create high-impact learning experiences for students, deepening their engagement and development, and preparing them for substantive impact on the world.
Asian American Pacific Islander Studies Minor