An infusion of funding from Great Lakes is helping Madison College expand access to valuable degree programs and an array of much-needed community supports on Madison’s underserved South Side well ahead of schedule.
November 30, 2017
Great Lakes Education Philanthropy Update
 
Dr. Jack Daniels and Dick George

Great Lakes Grants Put Madison College’s New South Campus on Fast Track

New Location to Bring Education Access Where It’s Needed Most

An infusion of funding from Great Lakes is helping Madison College expand access to valuable degree programs and an array of much-needed community supports on Madison’s underserved South Side well ahead of schedule. Madison College announced a few months ago that they had secured local funding for the first phase of their new South Campus project. In late October, Great Lakes pledged two grants totaling up to $6.5 million that will allow Madison College to complete the entire three-phase project in a single year instead of over five years as originally projected. One of them is a challenge grant that will match $3.5 million raised in the community dollar for dollar.

(above) Madison College President Jack Daniels and Great Lakes CEO Richard George announce two grants for the new South Campus.

 
CCRC Report

New CCRC Report Outlines Guided Pathways Reforms in Ohio

Guided pathways are highly structured programs of study that map out the path to degree completion semester by semester. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is using a $1.5 million grant from Great Lakes to provide technical assistance to help expand guided pathways to all 23 community colleges in Ohio. CCRC’s new report details progress on the two-year project.

 
CIRTL Network

Keeping More Students in STEM: 20 Research Universities Join CIRTL Network

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is training the nation's next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty to become both great researchers and great teachers. By steeping STEM graduate students and post-doctorate fellows in proven, evidence-based teaching techniques, CIRTL aims to ultimately help more students in STEM fields graduate with a degree in one of those fields.

In 2014 Great Lakes made a three-year, $3.2 million grant to CIRTL to help expand its network of participating universities. At the end of that period, 20 of the 21 pilot universities have committed to extending their participation through 2022, meaning they will be producing a generation of STEM faculty equipped to better serve students nationwide well into the future.

 
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