INNOVATION MINI-GRANTS

To promote a culture of innovation at Shasta College, a designated fund (up to $100,000 per year for the next 4 to 6 years) has been created to support projects that ultimately result in increased goal attainment for students.  Through an open application process, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals outlining innovations which serve to advance students through to bachelor's degrees.  The expected innovations will be focused on such areas as:
  • improving Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
  • reducing remediation rates of incoming students
  • removing or reducing barriers to student success
  • increasing retention and persistence rates
  • improving learning outcomesimproving transfer rates
  • increasing attainment of degrees and certificates
The Shasta College mini-grants initiative provides funding for new, innovative ideas to determine successful outcomes that may be used on a broader scale.  All innovation projects will be assessed through a continuous improvement cycle and, where applicable, high impact strategies will be documented, scaled and shared with other institutions (across academic segments) that might benefit from our experiences.
 
If you would like your innovation project to be considered for funding, please complete the mini-grant application and budget proposal available through the links below.  PLEASE NOTE:  Commonly used operating systems are not always consistent.  Depending upon the one you use, there could be issues with accessibility or editing capability.  Please click here to access a description of potential issues and accompanying solutions should you experience any difficulties >> Document Access/Editing
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Submitted proposals will be evaluated by a representative committee using a Scoring Rubric developed from the State's innovation award criteria.  To effectively evaluate your proposal, the committee will need enough information to get a sense of the project and potential costs, but lengthy, fully-comprehensive proposals are not expected.
 
The deadline for this third round of proposals will be determined by mid-October.  Please submit your request for funding to Theresa Markword, Director of Innovation and Special Projects, via email at tmarkword@shastacollege.edu, through the Innovation mailbox in the 100 building, or in person (Building 700, Room 745).  For questions, please contact Theresa at the above email address or or at 242-7699.
  
Let's Innovate!