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. The President’s Scholarships were established in 2012, and this is the third year that they have been awarded. Faculty members nominate 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 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