Each of the following proposals have been approved for funding. You may read each proposal by selecting the "Project #". Once the project has been completed, “Reporting” will be available, you may read this by following the link for “Final Report”.

2020 Mini-Grant Projects
Project #: 20MG-4 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report Due September 1, 2022
Project Title: Cross Sector Collaboration and Enrichment Project
Funding: $11,750
Submitted By: Becky Roe & Angela Cordell
Department: Economic & Workforce Development (EWD)

Description: This cross-disciplinary project provides opportunity for Shasta College's Business students, specifically in the area of accounting, to apply strategies and concepts being studied to real-world scenarios. Their client for this project is the new Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program. Business accounting students will calculate associated operational costs and will use this information to provide recommendations (via client proposal) on maximizing profits, as well as practice industry accounting and bookkeeping techniques.
Project #: 20MG-9 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report Due September 1, 2022
Project Title: Active Learning through Modeling
Funding: $12,852
Submitted By: Laura Bleeker
Department: Science Learning Center (SLC)

Description: By providing a comprehensive array of resources for students the SLC can adapt to any learning style and promote more accessibility by introducing anatomical models for students to work with. These models, can provide a visual tour through articulated pieces of the human body. Students can use their phones, computers, or tablets to work on anatomical systems. These three-dimensional models allow students to learn on a tangible level by moving around the pieces, a visual level by seeing how smaller pieces fit into more comprehensive ideas, and an auditory level by using these tools as a group or with a learning assistant. This will promote a new way of learning, increase retention and understanding of this challenging material.
2019 Mini-Grant Projects
Project #: 19MG-1 (PDF)
Funding: $8,886
Reporting: Not Required*
Project Title: International Recruitment through EducationUSA
Submitted By: Ryan Loughrey
Department: Global Education

Description: EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S higher education to students around the world. This project will bring members of EducationUSA to the Shasta College campus to help improve Shasta College international student recruiting efforts. *Due to Covid-19 this project was unable to be completed. Funds were returned to the grantor.
Project #: 19MG-2 (PDF)
Funding: $24,744
Reporting: Final Report Due March 31, 2021
Project Title: Zoom Me In
Submitted By: Sharon Brisolara
Department: Extended Education -Tehama

Description: This project will allow the District to provide academic assistance to students via technologies that allow face to face/screen to screen interaction with our staff. The project will increase the capacity of staff and tutors to serve students. Zoom Me In will allow for more robust group tutoring and study sessions as well as faculty office hours.
Project #: 19MG-4 (PDF)
Funding: $17,500
Reporting: Not Required*
Project Title: UC Partnership Program
Submitted By: Daniel Valdivia
Department: Enrollment Services/Student Services

Description: The UC Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) brings a UC Davis admissions advisor onto select community college campuses in N. CA. Each participating community college has a dedicated TOP advisor. Advisors provide academic advising as well as seminars and career opportunity information. *Due to Covid-19 this project was unable to be completed. Funds were returned to the grantor.
Project #: 19MG-6 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report Due March 31, 2021
Funding: $17,963
Project Title: Customer Service Academy 2.0
Submitted By: Sandra Hamilton-Slane
Department: Student Services

Description: Customer Service Academy 2.0 will design a schedule of course offerings allowing just-in-time enrollment to enable students to enter Shasta College throughout the semester and enroll in a curriculum that will enhance their employabilityskills.
Project #: 19MG-7 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report Due March 31, 2021
Funding: $10,150
Project Title: Using Lab Simulations to Improve SLO's in Chemistry
Submitted By: Mark Blaser, Matt Evans, Divan Fard, and Tim Shelton and Alan Beamer
Department: SLAM

Description: This project will allow the Chemistry Department to implement selected laboratory simulations/virtual labs from Labster and Smart Sparrow in a variety of chemistry classes during the 2019-20 academic year.
2018 Mini-Grant Projects
Project #: 18MG-1 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report unavailable at this time.
Funding: $18,572
Project Title: Consolidated Academic Mentoring Program (CAMP)
Submitted By: Sandra Hamilton-Slane
Department: Student Services/EOPS

Description: Tutoring support in content areas not already provided such as Social Science, Humanities, etc. Pilot for proposed AB 1935 legislation. Budget includes a temporary coordinator.
Project #: 18MG-3 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $32, 610
Project Title: Online Horticulture Certificate with Distributed Labs - A Scalable Regional Collaboration
Submitted By: Leimone Waite
Department: Horticulture/BAITS

Description: Combine online Sustainable Landscaping and Urban Tree Care certificate courses with regional labs to maximize cost effectiveness and expand program offerings needed for industry certifications. Includes a 3D scanner to develop a database of plants, trees, irrigation fittings, etc. to create a more dynamic learning environment and reduce materials costs.
Project #: 18MG-4 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $6,745
Project Title: Program Learning Outcomes Special Projects
Submitted By: Sara McCurry Department: SLO Coordinator, SLO Committee & SLAM

Description: SLO Committee will select 3-4 proposals (total of up to 12 faculty) to assess their PLO's using Meaningful and Manageable Program Assessment by L. Massa and M. Kasimatis. The outcome will be to assist faculty in using PLO's as one method to improve their programs.
Project #: 18MG-9 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $10,000
Project Title: Transfer Posters and Transfer Week
Submitted By: Daniel Valdivia Department: Student Services/Transfer Center

Description: Transfer week poster series of local students who have transferred to CSU or UC from each Division. Also includes promo items for faculty and staff to promote Shasta College and transfer.
Project #: 18MG-11 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report unavailable at this time.
Funding: $3,525
Project Title: Virtual Reality
Submitted By: Katie Leach, Jessica Tyson, & Rebecca Osborne
Department: Library and SLAM

Description: Virtual reality station for students and faculty to use in the library or for checkout to classrooms. Project partners with Anatomy Instructors Dr. R. Osborne and Jessica Tyson to integrate VR into their curriculum and assess student learning through VR.
Project #: 18MG-12 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $4,600
Project Title: Shasta College Honors Research Symposium
Submitted By: Sara McCurry, Lauren Hollingsworth
Department: PEAT

Description: Host a Shasta College Honors Program Research Symposium that encourages all honors students to prepare and present a research proposal. Awards for the top 3 will be sponsorships to attend the Honors Transfer Council of California Community Colleges conference at UC Irvine.
Project #: 18MG-13 (PDF) - Final Report
Reporting:
Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $2,981
Project Title: Active Learning Classroom Workshop
Submitted By: Mark Blaser (with support from the Faculty Excellence Committee)
Department: SLAM

Description: Two-day workshop for faculty in developing and implementing active learning in the classroom. Costs include M. Blaser staff time and consultant from University of British Columbia.
Project #: 18MG-14 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $20,532
Project Title: Class set of Tablets to Improve Student Engagement and Learning
Submitted By: Mark Blaser, Divan Fard, Rebecca Osborne, Tim Shelton and Jessica Tyson
Department: SLAM

Description: Pilot classroom sets of iPAD's in Chemistry and Biology with 5 different instructors.
Project #: 18MG-17 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $7,000
Project Title: Computer Literacy Alignment
Submitted By: Tom Martin and Susan Westler
Department: BAITS

Description: Create new policies/procedures for computer literacy assessment and competency to meet graduation requirements early.
2017 Mini-Grant Projects
Project #: 2017-01 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $2,069
Project Title: Video Enhancement: Tutorials and Lectures for Online and Hybrid Courses
Submitted By: Cliff Gottlieb
Department: SLAM

Description: Technology hardware and software for the creation of videos of tutorials, lectures and written examples of real time problem solving.
Project #: 2017-02 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $3,712
Project Title: Online/Hybrid Course Enhancement with Demonstration Videos
Submitted By: Cliff Gottlieb
Department: SLAM

Description: Creation of twenty (20) 508 compliant videos to illustrate important concepts in chemistry.
Project#: 2017-04 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $12,295
Project Title: Rookie Speech Tournament
Submitted By: Michael Trujillo, Shelly Presnell, & Robb Lightfoot,
Department: ACSS

Description: Development of a Rookie Speech Tournament large enough to include all CMST 60 classes and to expand the tournament beyond the confines of Shasta College.
Project #: 2017-05 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $3,672
Project Title: North State Campus Camp 2017 (NSCC)
Submitted By: Christopher Rodriguez
Department: ACSS

Description: Retreat and training designed to develop self-empowerment, critical thinking, effective communication, and leadership and community organization that contribute to decreasing the achievement gaps among select equity populations of our students. Other North State colleges to participate.
Project #: 2017-06 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $5,956
Project Title: GeoApp Project - Phase 2
Submitted By: Dan Scollon
Department: SLAM

Description: Continuing development of a GIS-based geo application (GeoApp) that will be accessible to students, staff and community members through cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices. The GeoApp will provide an interactive map of the Shasta College main campus, and will be designed to allow for customization in support of outreach activities & events.
Project #: 2017-07 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $7,200
Project Title: Improving Student Learning Outcomes through Untethered Teaching
Submitted By: Tim Shelton, Divan Fard, & Randy Bush
Department: SLAM

Description: Enablement of untethered teaching through the use of new technology hardware/software designed to assist faculty with more effectively reaching students and improving productivity. This technology will enable in-class screencasts to be produced so students have detailed tutorials, explanations, and lectures available through web-based platforms.
Project #: 2017-08 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $10,491
Project Title: Participation in the HTCC (Honor Transfer Council of California) Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges
Submitted By: Joanne Tippin
Department: PEAT

Description: Increase participation in the Shasta College Honors Program by giving students the opportunity to participate in the annual HTCC Student Research Conference held each spring at UC Irvine.
Project #: 2017-09 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $15,495
Project Title: Transfer Academy
Submitted By: Daniel Valdivia
Department: Student Services/Transfer Center

Description: Increase transfer rates to the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems through student participation in the Transfer Academy.
2016 Mini-Grant Projects
Project #: 2016-01 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $9,520
Project Title: CELT
Submitted By: Mark Blaser
Department: SLAM

Description: AdvisorAdvisor/trainer to move CELT beyond a physical location and assist faculty with moving forward on innovative ideas
Project #: 2016-02 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $5,000
Project Title: Lightboard
Submitted By: Mark Blaser
Department: SLAM

Description: Internally lighted clear whiteboard to record lectures. Room also required (CELT Center).
Project #: 2016-03 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $3,000
Project Title: Student-Centered Classroom Technology
Submitted By: Mark Blaser
Department: SLAM

Description: Purchase iPad Pros or similar devices with Apps/case to untether from standard instructor computer. Will allow for research into lab simulations. (Combined with 2016-05).
Project #: 2016-04 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $12,300
Project Title: Experimental Classroom
Submitted By: Will Breitbach
Department: Library

Description: Flexible configuration classroom allowing instructors to experiment with different methods of teaching supportive of active learning strategies. Need location, infrastructure, and technology equipment. Partial start-up funding.
Project #: 2016-05 (PDF)
Reporting: Not Required**
Funding: $9,000**
Project Title: Mobile Device Loans
Submitted By: Will Breitbach
Department: Library

Description: Purchase mobile devices (8 to 10) that faculty can check out of the Library with long-term, 3 semester loan. Helps instructor untether from standard classroom computer. (Combined with 2016-03).

**Funded by other sources
Project #: 2016-06 (PDF)
Reporting: Not Required**
Funding: $7,500**
Project Title: Open Educational Resources Incentive (OER)
Submitted By: Will Breitbach
Department: Library

Description: 15 faculty stipends of $500 each for faculty to transition their courses to an OER textbook model.

**Funded by other sources
Project #: 2016-07 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $7,358
Project Title: Gateway to Kinesiology
Submitted By: Kathryn Cottrell
Department: PEAT

Description: New program focused on high school athletes (at-risk students) in dual enrolled courses entering the Kinesiology program and preparing for transfer.
Project #: 2016-08 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $4,000
Project Title: New Faculty Institute
Submitted By: Teresa Doyle
Department: SLAM

Description: Formal, week-long planning retreat for faculty and administrators during the summer of 2016 to create an NFI operating on a 3-year cycle. Stipends for program/curriculum revision.
Project #: 2016-09 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $12,820
Project Title: First Year Survival
Submitted By: Nelson Espinola, Sonia Randhawa, Nicole McGarry,& Becky Renfer
Department: Student Services/Counseling

Description: To provide support services for cohorts of first year students. Provide incentives to join cohort. This project seeks to expand the program to all first year students (not restricted to students in categorical programs).
Project #: 2016-11 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $16,000
Project Title: Growing Teachers
Submitted By: Lorraine Haas, Debbie Whitmer
Department: PEAT

Description: Creating a pathway to completion via curriculum changes, recruitment and enrollment services. Individualized programs of study in ECE to reduce time in ECE program.
Project #: 2016-12 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $8,500
Project Title: Outreach Pathway Connections
Submitted By: Trena Kimler-Richards
Department: BAITS

Description: Two pilot events to connect incoming Ag students and parents to Shasta College. Mapping from dual enrolled courses through CSU Chico program. North Coast Pathways consortium collaboration.
Project #: 2016-21 (PDF)
Reporting: Final Report (PDF)
Funding: $5,000
Project Title: GIS App
Submitted By: Dan Scollon
Department: SLAM

Description: Student development of a mobile APP for navigating campus buildings and related facilities.