The Oakland University Retention committee invites proposals from students, faculty, and staff for projects during the 2015-2016 school year. We are especially interested in funding proposals that engage students and promote success and retention. See also the conference on retention that Oakland University is hosting in February 11-12, 2016.
Deadline for proposal:
- To be announced
Type of projects available for funding:
- Direct Impact: up to $1,000 for a single event or action aimed at increasing retention
- Development: up to $5,000 for developing an on-going retention strategy
- Demonstration: up to $10,000 for execution of an innovative approach
Please include the following in your proposal:
- Name of project
- Name and contact information for project leader
- List of collaborating students, faculty, and staff
- Type of project and amount requested
- Project description and timeline
- Project budget
- Retention impact evaluation plan
- Target student population and number of student involved
- Plan for sustainability
Guidelines for Submission:
- Please submit a completed copy of the proposal to Susan Awbrey, Senior Associate Provost
- Proposals are reviewed by the Oakland University Retention Committee
- Upon project completion an impact report must be submitted to the retention committee
Illustrative examples of funded projects:
High Impact Practices include various practices such as learner-centered teaching environments, common experiences, learning communities and study groups, writing-intensive coursework, collaborative projects, undergraduate research, diversity and global awareness, service and community-based learning, internships, and capstone courses.
The Office of Undergraduate Education has sponsored several proposals that support course development and redesigns aimed at improving the impact of various educational experiences. The redesign of WRT 102 is an example of how programs are using innovative pedagogy and improving student experiences in the classroom.