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Mellon Grant

In December 2014, Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching was honored to receive a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. The grant, entitled CAT Turns XX: Sustainability for Teachers-Scholars, provides continued support for our Faculty Communities of Teaching Scholars initiative as well as establishing a working group in support of contemplative inquiry. The grant also supports Faculty Travel and First-Time Grant Writer mini-grants.


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Previous Mellon Grants

In 1998, Xavier University was awarded a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a faculty development program. This grant, administered by Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching, was designed to enable faculty to acquire, improve, and advance their capabilities in using information technologies to transform the teaching and learning process. In 2001, the Center proposed a renewal of the grant which was approved by the Mellon Foundation.

During its time, this grant was the Center's primary source of support for technology-related initiatives. The following initiatives supported faculty and student uses of information technology in innovative, substantive, and educationally important ways.

  1. Technology Infusion Projects [See also: Intitiatives > Technology Infusion]
  2. Rich Media Projects [See also: Intitiatives > Rich Media]
  3. Research and Planning for a Technology Training Center and IT Certification for Students
  4. Travel grants

In 2008, Xavier University was awarded a generous two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Faculty Communities of Teaching Scholars (FaCTS) initiative. FaCTS aims to provide faculty with systematic, deeper, authentic development opportunities that will enhance their teaching and students' learning.


FaCTS Grant

Renewal Grant

Original Grant

See also: About the Center | Center Grants | RFPs | External Grant Opportunities

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