Grants Awarded to LEEP Development

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation grant

In 2013, Clark received a generous award from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation for the grant entitled "Implementing LEEP: Deepening Campus-wide Engagement in Effective Practice". The grant will allow Clark to deepen campus-wide engagement in the distinctive characteristic of LEEP: “effective practice.” Effective practice includes qualities of creativity and imagination, self-directedness, resilience and persistence, the ability to collaborate with others across differences, and to manage complexity and uncertainty. Programs covered will include establishing a LEEP Campus Network, assisting departments and programs to reform their curriculum to integrate the LEEP learning outcomes into students' majors and general education, and an assessment effort.

For more information about this grant, contact Mary-Ellen Boyle.

Davis Educational Foundation grant

In 2013, Clark received a generous award from the Davis Educational Foundation for the grant entitled "Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) Initiative: A Deep Rebuilding of the Undergraduate Curriculum at Clark University." The grant seeks to develop the middle Growth and Exploration phase of the LEEP Initiative. The Davis funding will enable Clark to: (1) deepen faculty engagement in rethinking liberal education; (2) build frame-breaking growth and exploration opportunities; and (3) develop a promising new program for assessing LEEP’s impact on student learning.

For more information about this grant, contact Mary-Ellen Boyle.