News and Notes from the SLCC Office of Institutional Development
March 2007
•Performance: Informed by their experience
and study, students will create artwork. In the
case of literature, the primary creative activities
will be writing and/or recitation.
•Assessment: Students will be assessed
according to national or state arts education
standards. Where appropriate, projects will
employ multiple forms of assessment including
pre- and post-testing.
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:
Projects may be school-based or communitybased and should focus on children and youth in
the general age range of 5 through 18 years. For
the current cycle, projects may start no earlier
than June 1, 2008. Most grants awarded will
range from $10,000 to $100,000. A dollar for
dollar match is required.
Grant Opportunities
Learning in the Arts for Children and
Youth (National Endowment for the
This program offers funding for projects that
help children and youth acquire knowledge
and skills in the arts. Projects must provide
participatory learning and engage students
with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent
art. Funded projects will apply national or state
arts education standards. All projects must
Deadline: June 11, 2007
Grants for Teaching and Learning
Resources and Curriculum
Development (National Endowment
for the Humanities)
•Experience: Students and their teachers will
have the chance to experience exemplary works
of art -- in live form where possible.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) is offering grants in two categories for its
Teaching and Learning Resources and
Curriculum Development program this cycle.
Curriculum development projects (up to
$100,000) typically unite faculty within
individual institutions or from cooperating
institutions to prepare, implement, and evaluate
new or revised curricula that can service as
models for humanities teachers nation wide.
Materials development projects (up to
•Study: Through the guidance of teachers,
teaching artists, and cultural organizations,
students will study works of art in order to
understand the cultural and social context from
which they come, and to appreciate the
technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each
work. Where appropriate, study will include the
acquisition of skills relevant to practicing the
art form.
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News and Notes from the SLCC Office of Institutional Development
National Science Foundation Workshop
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At the Florissant Valley Campus
Monday, April 2, 2007 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Teles, Lead Program Director,
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program
at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Topics
will include an overview of NSF’s community
college-focused programs and proposal writing for
community colleges.
$200,000) involve groups of teachers and
scholars working collaboratively to create
resources such as sourcebooks, document
collections, or teaching guides on specific
humanities topics and texts. Normally
NEH support will not exceed 80 percent
of total project costs. The balance must be
met by cost sharing. For the current cycle,
projects may not begin until April 2008.
A light lunch will be served—RSVP Required
MARK YOUR CALENDAR, and watch for more
information coming soon. Questions? Call the
Office of Institutional Development at 539-5354.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2007
An FYI from the NEH web site: the term
'humanities' includes, but is not limited to,
the study of the following: language, both
modern and classical; linguistics; literature;
history; jurisprudence; philosophy;
archaeology; comparative religion; ethics;
the history, criticism and theory of the arts;
those aspects of social sciences which have
humanistic content and employ humanistic
methods; and the study and application of
the humanities to the human environment
with particular attention to reflecting our
diverse heritage, traditions, and history and
to the relevance of the humanities to the
current conditions of national life.
-MARK YOUR CALENDARThe Office of Institutional
Development will hold monthly
In February as follows:
Meramec: Wednesday, March 7
2:30 – 4:00
BA 123J
Forest Park: Thursday, March 8
2:30 – 4:00
Executive Dean’s Conference Room
For more information
on any of the opportunities
listed, please call
the Office of Institutional
Development at
Florissant Valley: Tuesday, Mar. 20
2:30 – 4:00
E-151F (Engineering Offices)