Granite State College Receives $25,000 Grant to Support Faculty Development

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August 12, 2020

Recent changes to the educational landscape have helped underscore the importance of top-quality instruction, especially in the online environment. Using its 20 years of experience in online teaching and learning, and with the generous support of the Davis Educational Foundation, Granite State College is excited to expand its innovative faculty development efforts, allowing all undergraduate faculty to strengthen their skills and enhance online engagement strategies for student success.

The $25,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation is set to help the College expand the reach of its existing faculty development efforts within the undergraduate faculty community, which is largely comprised of adjunct instructors who are active professionals in their respective fields.

“The grant from the Davis Educational Foundation will help the College develop a new online micro-credential opportunity focused on skills and strategies proven to increase both faculty and student engagement,” said Dr. Julie Moser, Associate Dean of Academic Engagement and Faculty Development at Granite State College.

Under the direction of Dr. Moser, this initiative will be led by a virtual adjunct faculty coaching team and the College’s full-time faculty. The micro-credential and faculty coaching series will cover topics such as student preparedness, faculty engagement, faculty-led learning interventions, and academic engagement data, such as student outcomes evaluation and college-wide success data.

Granite State College appreciates the opportunity to grow its faculty development efforts through this prestigious award. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

As a leader in adult-focused higher education  for more than 45 years, Granite State College was recently named the #1 Best College for Adult Learners in New Hampshire by Washington Monthly and recently, U.S. News & World Report recognized the College on its annual compilation of best online degree programs.

To learn more about Granite State College and its academic programs, please visit granite.edu/degree-programs.