Grant to enhance student learning

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;

and

  • implement an advising system that engages students in more intentionally planning their college careers.