Grants fund faculty, staff proposals for diversity, community engagement

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ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington Chancellor Margo DelliCarpini awarded nine faculty and staff members grants to advance priorities that support the campus strategic plan, including diversity, equity and inclusive excellence; aligning learning outcomes with National Association of Colleges and Employers career readiness competencies; and promoting engagement with the local community.

The Chancellor's Grants selection committee distributed the funding based on the significance and scope of impact and the connection to existing programs and centers including the Abington Center for Civic Engagement and Social Scholarship (ACCESS), Abington Laboratory for Innovation in Teaching and Education (ALITE), and the Center for Intercultural Leadership and Communication (CILC). 

The grants are funded by the Albert and Suzanne Lord Chancellor Endowment.

Proposals from these faculty and staff received up to $5,000 each:  

Priority was given to projects that are sustainable and could potentially be absorbed into the campus general funds budget at a modest cost, include plans for evaluation, and have the potential to attract future external funding. 

About Penn State Abington  

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With more than 3,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 23 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics and more.