FOCUS ON FUNDING January 2008 New Office Hours Schedule

News and Notes from the SLCC Office of Institutional Development
January 2008
Focus on Funding is a newsletter published
by the St. Louis Community College Office
of Institutional Development (OID). It
features external funding opportunities
available from federal, state, local and
private funding sources, as well as other
news. For more information about the OID
and services provided by our staff, please
contact Castella Henderson, Director, at
314/539-5354, or visit the OID web page at:
New Office Hours Schedule
Next OID Office Hours:
Meramec Campus
Wednesday, February 6
2:30–4:00 p.m.
BA 123J
Forest Park Campus
Thursday, February 14
2:30–4:00 p.m.
Grant Opportunities
Excellence in Green Building
Curriculum Incentive Grants (U.S.
Green Building Council)
Florissant Valley Campus
Tuesday, February 19
2:30–4:00 p.m.
Engineering Offices (E-151)
The goal of the Excellence in Green Building
Curriculum Incentive grants is to provide
monetary support to develop innovative
curricula that advances green building education
across the spectrum of educational levels and
contents areas.
Wildwood Campus
Tuesday, February 26
2:30–4:00 p.m.
Drop by to discuss the grants process or
your ideas for a grant project.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
seeks to support new curricula that demonstrate
significant creativity and advance educational
experiences that focus on reconciling humanity
with nature and promoting environmental health,
social justice, and economic prosperity.
The three grant categories are (1) pre-K to 12,
(2) community and technical colleges (two-year
institutions), and (3) colleges and universities.
USGBC will award up to two grants
($20,000 each) in each category. Proposals may
include courses, activities, projects, and
We look forwarding to seeing you!
For more information
on any of the opportunities
listed, please call
the Office of Institutional
Development at
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News and Notes from the SLCC Office of Institutional Development
Did You Know?
Faculty and Staff Kudos
According to projections by the National Center
for Education Statistics (NCES) total enrollment
in degree-granting institutions of higher education is expected to increase by 17 percent by the
year 2016.
SLCC receives external funding for a variety of
projects and programs. Project directors,
sources, grant amounts, and descriptions for
some of the recent awards are as follows:
Michael Holmes, University of Missouri-St.
Louis/U.S. Department of Education, $848,413.
The third year of a six-year grant for the
Florissant Valley and Forest Park campuses to
participate in a GEAR UP project to serve 30
middle schools in the City of St. Louis and
North St. Louis County. The project is entitled
St. Louis In Gear for Success (SLINGS).
Don Robison, St. Louis Agency on Training
and Employment, $91,960.
A contract to provide incumbent worker training
for employees of St. Anthony's Medical Center,
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, DePaul
Medical Center and BJC's Center for Life Long
SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data
System (IPEDS).
Summer Seminars and Institutes
(National Endowment for the
These grants support the development and
implementation of national faculty
development programs in the humanities for
school teachers and for college and university
teachers. Seminars and institutes may be as
short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The
duration of a program should allow for full and
thorough treatment of the topic.
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The following criteria will be used to evaluate
the proposal:
• Originality
• Feasibility
• Replicability
• Scope of influence
• Collaborative or interdisciplinary
The submission format is a three-page
description of the proposed curriculum. In
addition to the three-page description, the
submission may include an appendix of up to
seven additional pages of information.
Seminars and institutes may be hosted by
colleges, universities, school systems, learned
societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or
other repositories, and cultural or professional
organizations. The host site must be appropriate
for the project, providing facilities for
scholarship and collegial interaction. Format,
number of participants and timing of the
activities vary depending on the target audience,
although all must take place during the summer
of 2009. Grant awards range from $45,000 $200,000.
DEADLINE: March 17, 2008
DEADLINE: March 3, 2008