To promote a culture of innovation at Shasta College, a designated fund of $100,000  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 completion, transfer, and 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 outcomes/improving transfer rates
  • Increasing attainment of degrees and certificates
The Shasta College Innovation Mini-Grants initiative provides funding for new, innovative ideas to pilot 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, p​lease complete the mini-grant application and budget proposal available through the link below. 
Submitted proposals will be evaluated by a representative committee comprised of Administration, Faculty & Staff using this Scoring Rubric.  To effectively evaluate your proposal, the committee will need enough information to get a sense of the project and potential costs.
The deadline for this fourth round of proposals is February 28, 2019!  

Please submit your request for funding to Amy Schutter, Director of Grant Development, via email at aschutter@shastacollege.edu, through the Office of Grant Development mailbox in the 100 building, or in person Monday - Thursday (Building 2100, Room 2154 or Room 2155).  For questions, contact the Office of Grant Development at the above email address or call 242-7534.

Let’s Innovate!