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Special Projects

President Glassner initiates major projects that aid the college in realizing its mission to prepare students for lives of local and global engagement, explore emerging ideas and technologies that transform students’ educational experiences, and support innovative pedagogical and programmatic efforts of faculty.

President’s Scholarship for Student Engagement

Four $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to students with sophomore standing in 2014-15 for use in their junior year. Faculty members nominated sophomore students whose engagement in their liberal arts experience inside and outside the classroom is of such high quality and visibility as to be exemplary for their peers. Students must have a GPA of 3.25 or better to qualify. A selection committee composed of emeriti faculty members who have likewise demonstrated commitment to the College’s liberal arts mission review and recommend applicants to the President for selection as scholarship awardees. Awards are renewable for the senior year based on continued excellence, making this a $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded regardless of financial need; however, the total scholarship and grant funds received by the student from all sources may not exceed the total cost of tuition, room, and board.

Strategic Initiative Fund

The President’s Strategic Initiatives Fund provides annual support for projects that help Lewis & Clark advance key initiatives. In order to be considered for funding, one or more Executive Council members must sponsor each project.

After reviewing Strategic Initiatives Fund proposals for 2013-14, President Glassner and Executive Council have approved the following projects:

  • Funds for faculty/student research in all three schools to give greater numbers of students the experience of collaborative research with faculty
  • Funds for the CAS Admissions admitted student fly-in program, collaborative recruiting program, student recruitment in Indonesia and China, and a new student-to-student phone call program 
  • Support for first-year, transfer, and international/Third Culture Kids as a means to facilitate cohort identity
  • Support for Sustainability Council initiatives for the 2013-14 academic year to sustain successful projects and promote institution-wide sustainability practices in education and operations
  • Development of a pre-collegiate summer program pilot offering short courses to high school students
  • Retention Student Tracking Software
  • Scholarships to erase the financial gap for upperclassmen with multiple risk factors who are on target to graduate within four years
  • Funds for the 2014 Davis Scholars Summit to mark the 10th anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s involvement in the Shelby Davis United World College Scholars program
  • Funds to expand career development partnerships with potential employers in the Portland metro area 
  • Support for a “Pio-Points” initiative to encourage greater participation at campus events
  • DonorCast customized research to help identify major gift prospects
  • Funds for the graduate school’s 30th anniversary celebration
  • Support for implementation of the graduate school’s signature conference
  • Development of a new M.A. program in Higher Education Leadership 
  • Development of an online LL.M. postgraduate law degree in Animal Law and support to promote our program at a European conference on animal law 
  • One-time grants to increase yield on first-year evening law school students
  • Implementation of a new summer program offering foreign attorneys a Certificate in Environmental Law
  • Funds to coordinate faculty partnerships with attorneys working in federal government agencies and to increase the hiring of Government Honors Attorneys
  • Support for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program’s first Junior Scholars Writing Workshop
  • Law student career fair and conference travel
  • Support for the Green Energy Institute’s work including the installation of a solar energy project on the law school campus

See the full list of 2012-13 and 2011-12 Strategic Fund Projects. 

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