UW-Eau Claire has received a nationally competitive grant of nearly $1.75 million to support its strategic goal of transforming student learning.
UW-Eau Claire is one of just 57 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a grant this year through the Strengthening Institutions program of the Office of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant comes as UW-Eau Claire faces state budget reductions of more than $12.7 million over the next two years.
The grant will support a five-year project at UW-Eau Claire, beginning this October, to:
- create and implement a more integrated general education program that more deeply engages first- and second-year students;
- develop general education courses and living-learning communities in the residence halls that enrich students’ global and multicultural experiences;
- implement an advising system that engages students in more intentionally planning their college careers.