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Strategic Initiative Fund projects announced

November 02, 2015

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

After reviewing Strategic Initiatives Fund proposals for 2015-16, President Glassner and Executive Council have approved the following projects:

  • Initiative to help increase enrollment for first-generation students and students of color in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Creation of a STEM program to prepare senior undergraduates for the Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • Funds to host the Legal Writing Institute’s national conference and the celebration of 25 years of Lewis & Clark’s Lawyering Program 
  • Development of a security studies minor
  • Internet gaming disorder treatment program for the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center
  • Funds for the Sesquicentennial Founders Day celebration event on February 2, 2017, as well as marketing plan and materials for Lewis & Clark’s upcoming Sesquicentennial Year
  • Funds to increase J.D. applicants and applicants for the LL.M. Program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Development of supervised blogging on the Lewis & Clark digital scholarship multisite
  • First-time admissions visits to the United World Colleges in Maastricht, Netherlands, and Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Support for the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law summer distance-learning courses
  • Funds to enhance the website’s mobile interface and improve efforts to reach prospective undergraduate, law, and graduate students
  • Funds to develop a working group on gender-based violence—comprised of key staff, faculty, and diverse students from all three campuses
  • Online reading endorsement program and related electives
  • A multiyear digital marketing and fundraising campaign for the law school
  • Intercultural competence training for faculty and staff
  • Sustainability Council integration and collaboration
  • Development of dual-language immersion certificate program for Teacher Education students
  • Funds to run and measure the effectiveness of local advertising campaigns