2018-2019 Strategic Initiatives Funding Awardees

Sixteen proposals that support the University's Strategic Plan were ultimately funded, totaling an investment of $188,000.
2018-2019 Strategic Initiatives Funding Awardees

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

In December of 2016, the University announced the creation of a Strategic Initiatives Funding pool to support new, innovative projects that further the goals of the University’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020: An Engaged, Integrated, Global Student Experience. The Strategic Initiatives Funding pool was made possible by cost savings and revenue generation realized through the Comprehensive Resource Review process, spearheaded by the Office of Finance & Administration.

Once again in spring 2018, the University has made available another round of strategic initiatives funding. I am delighted to report that the process was very successful, resulting in the submission and review of proposals by the University Planning Committee, with requests totaling over $200,000.  Sixteen proposals were ultimately funded, totaling an investment of $188,000

They are:

Title: Faculty Led Study Abroad Expansion Fund
Author: Fr. John Sivalon
Award Amount:  $20,000
Title:  Humanities Initiative
Author: Dr. Matthew Meyer
Award Amount:  $20,000
Title:  STEAM Activities for School/Community Groups
Authors:  Julie Schumacher Cohen 
Award Amount:  $5,765
Title:  CLN Nursing Academic Practice Partnership
Authors:  Dr. Sharon Hudacek, Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio
Award Amount: $18,450
Title:  Psychology Research Immersion Program
Authors:  Dr. Jessica Nolan
Award Amount:  $12,000
Title:  Center for Community-Based Learning
Author:  Dr. Megan Rich, Julie Schumacher Cohen 
Award Amount:  $45,500
Title:  Refugee Crisis Committee Programming
Author:  Dr. Helen Wolf
Award Amount:  $9,180
Title: JUHAN Conference Student Support
Author: Dr. Michael Allison and Dr. Catherine Lovecchio
Award Amount: $10,450
Title: Nepal Environmental Science/Studies Study Abroad Immersion Course Development
Author: Mark Murphy
Award Amount: $11,450
Title: Political Bubbles Programming Support
Author: Dr. Teresa Grettano
Award Amount: $10,850
Title: Global Clean Water Initiative
Author: Jaclyn Camson and Marissa Frank (Student Proposal)
Award Amount: $5,000
Title: Holi Festival of Colors Event
Author: Kody Fitzgerald,  Alexis Ward (Student Proposal)
Award Amount: $1,800
Title: Safe Zone Training Expansion
Author: Betty Rozelle, Maria Marinucci
Award Amount: $4,000
Title: Domestic Service Program Support
Author: Dr. Helen Wolf
Award Amount: $9,724
Title: Online Advising Scheduling Tool Pilot
Author: Cindy Hricko
Award Amount: $2,145
Title: Uganda Study Abroad Course Development
Author: Dr. Charles Pinches
Award Amount: $2,700
Details about each project is available on the strategic plan web site, www.scranton.edu/strategicplan.
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