June 22, 2018

2017-2018 Grantees

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 percentage of Mason students who participate in some form of Mason Impact project. Priority in 2017-2018 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 potential to be expanded into new minors, concentrations, majors, and other programs.

2017-2018 Grantees

The Multidisciplinary Curriculum Impact Committee and a team of peer reviewers evaluated 23 highly competitive submissions and selected 16 curricular projects to fund. These projects represent an impressive array of collaboration 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.

Community-Engaged Health Research Program


Heidi Lawrence, Rebecca Vargas-Jackson, Emily Ihara, Ali Weinstein, and Catherine Tompkins (CHSS and CHHS)

Concentration in Gender Based Violence Studies


Angela Hattery, Leah Adams and Bonnie Stabile (CHSS and Schar School)

D(esign) Minor


Robert Matz, Carryl Baldwin, Michelle Dacus Carr, Nada Dabbagh, Douglas Eyman, Vivian Motti, Thomas LaToza, Lisa Passaglia Bauman, Elizabeth Long, William Helton, Padhu Seshaiyer (CHSS, CHSS, CEHD, VSE, Facilities, COS)

Engineering Global Health


Corrie Paeglow, Patrice Winter, Nathalia Peixoto, Laura Poms, and Shani Ross (CHHS and VSE)

Minor in LGBTQ Studies


Angela Hattery, David Corwin, and Nancy Xiong (CHSS)

Multidisciplinary Engineering Senior Design


Laurence Bray, Piotr Pachowicz, Shani Ross, Colin Reagle, Robert Gallo, Liza Durant, and Pelin Kurtay (VSE)

One Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach


Michael von Fricken, Larry Rockwood, Alonso Aguirre , Cara Frankenfeld, Patrick Gillevet, Anna Pollack, and Laura Poms (CHHS and COS)

Race, Gender, Social Justice: Philosophy, Sociology & the Critical Humanities


Rose Cherubin, Lisa Eckenwiler, Rachel Jones, Rutledge Dennis, Angela Hattery, Wendi Manuel-Scott, and Amy Best (CHSS)

Studio for the Communication Arts


Susan Lawrence, Jen Stevens, Melissa Broeckelman-Post, Michelle LaFrance, Patrica West (CHSS and University Libraries)

The Collaborative for Promoting and Enhancing Knowledge and Skills for an Aging Society


Catherine Tompkins and Kelly Dunne (CHHS and SIS/CHSS)

Virginia Food System Leadership Institute


Andrew Wingfield, Susan Crate, and Kerri LaCharite (CHSS, COS, and CHHS)

Web Design Minor


Robert Matz, Don Starr, Diana Wang, Douglas Eyman, Lisa Kahn, Sang Nam, and Shansan Cui (CHSS, CVPA, VSE, and CHSS)

Combining Bioengineering, Clinical Medicine and Business Expertise


Laurence Bray, Robert Smith, Derek Horstmeyer, Mahesh Shenai (VSE, CEHD, and School of Business)

Design and Development of Professional Master's Degree in Environmental and Sustainability Management


Younsung Kim, Susan Howard, Alonso Aguirre, Al Torzilli, Robert Dudley, Al Sample, Sharon Bloomquist, Jennifer Gettys (CHSS, Schar School, CHHS, and COS)

Developing a Multi-Disciplinary Minor in Social Justice and Mass Incarceration


Lauren Cattaneo, Danielle Rudes, and Angela Hattery (CHSS)

Graduate Certificate in Action Research for Social or Ecological Impact


Susan Allen, Rochelle Arms, Meagan Call-Cummings, Elizabeth  DeMulder, Jessica Srikantia, Todd La Porte, Jenice View, Kristien Zenkov (S-CAR, CEHD, and Schar School)

For more information, please contact Dr. Jesse Guessford