Frederick, MD – Transform Mid-Atlantic, a non-profit association of over 37 institutions of higher education in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Faculty Development Mini-Grant Program. The Mini-Grant program supports TMA member faculty development in the areas of service-learning; civic and community engagement; justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; advocacy and democratic engagement; and community development and empowerment. Grants of up to $2,000 are designed to develop and expand knowledge, skills, attitudes, and understanding around the use of service-learning and civic and community-engaged pedagogy that scaffold institutions’ capacity to develop global citizens and build just communities.
2022 Mini-Grant Recipients
Dr. Holly N. Currie, Frostburg State University - $1,500 in support of the Twelfth Annual Regional Conference on Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship. The free conference helps educators share ideas and pedagogical strategies while strengthening partnerships within communities across the region.
Ms. Lindsay A. Chudzik, Notre Dame of Maryland University - $2,000 in support of When There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Service-Learning Initiatives to Increase Student and Faculty Retention, which includes the development of a series of faculty workshops to be offered in spring 2023 and compilation of a toolkit providing access to sample service-learning syllabi, reflection prompts, and a community partner map.
Dr. Robin Minor, Community College of Baltimore County - $2,000 in support of a project entitled Development Institute for CCBC’s HIPS Workshop Series which includes the creation of curricula and guidelines for six faculty-development workshops on High Impact Practices and integration of service-learning and civic education into the workshops.
Dr. Lynnette Young Overby, University of Delaware - $2,000 in support of a project entitled Preparing Faculty to Become Engaged Scholars, which includes three workshops for new faculty on engaged scholarship, promotion and tenure with an engaged scholarship focus, and project design.
Professor Tasha Harris, Prince George’s Community College - $1,985 in support of a project entitled Cultural Awareness Faculty Mentor Training which includes workshops and mentoring materials for faculty members centered around developing the requisite skills for culturally aware mentorship and advising.
About Transform Mid-Atlantic
Transform Mid-Atlantic, formerly Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, is the largest higher education association in the Mid-Atlantic region, with 37 members comprising public, private, 2-and 4-year colleges and universities. The mission of TMA is to mobilize the collective commitment and capacity of higher education and community partners in the region to develop global citizens and co-create just, equitable, and sustainable institutions and communities. For more information visit www.transformmidatlantic.org.