Wheaton wins $500,000 grant to support faculty, students
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wheaton College a $500,000 grant for faculty development and off-campus programs that will facilitate the integration of classroom learning with applied experiences.
The initiative, titled “Taking Integrative Learning on the Road: Promoting Curiosity, Knowledge Acquisition, and Integrated Problem-Solving Skills,” will help faculty connect students’ experiential learning experiences with their academic work and scholarship.
“This approach is a timely and thoughtful way to address the faculty’s desire to quantify, qualify and integrate knowledge from coursework with the skills and contexts gained from experiential learning environments,” said President Dennis M. Hanno.
Wheaton recently completed a strategic plan that articulates how it will build a cohesive academic and co-curricular 21st century student experience. The college also has launched a curriculum review and is well underway in providing a guarantee of experiential learning opportunities for students through the Wheaton Edge. Each year, Wheaton spends $1.2 million on internship stipends. [Read more...]