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2013-2014 Presidential Enrollment Mini-Grants

Reflection to Retention:
Sharpening the Focus on Student Support

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Proposal Deadline is Friday, October 11, 2013

Proposals are now being accepted for UMA’s 2013-14 Presidential Enrollment Mini-Grant Competition. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that utilize imaginative and creative methods to support student recruitment, engagement and retention.

Applicants should address how the proposed project is aligned with one or more of the action plan groups outlined in the UMS Enrollment Management Plan. Those groups are Branding and Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach, Student Success Initiatives, Academic Program Retention, and Academic Program Development. 

Again this year, $50,000 has been allocated for the mini-grant competition.Any faculty member, staff, or student group may submit an application, as long as the proposed project addresses the theme. Mini-grant applications will be reviewed by the Mini-Grant Selection Committee composed of representatives of faculty, staff, and students. Mini-grants recommended for funding will be forwarded to the President’s Cabinet for final approval. Requested amounts may be adjusted by the Review Committee to facilitate efficient use of available funds. Applications will be judged on the following criteria: 

  1. Alignment with the theme,
  2. Impact on student retention,
  3. Strength of the project plan and stated outcomes, and
  4. “Wow” factor for imaginative and creative elements.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 11, 2013. Final decisions will be made by late October, and funds will be disbursed shortly thereafter.Awarded projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2014 (14 months duration). The application is available as a PDF or Microsoft Word template.

For questions or further information, please contact: Ariel Cassista, Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Services, 621-3350,

">*Proposals seeking funds for out-of-state or international travel must detail plans for matching support from other sources, such as student self-help, other grants, or departmental resources.

*Proposals that require physical installation (e.g. electrical, plumbing, framework, etc.), please contact facilities to discuss possible costs associated with the infrastructure of a project. These costs should be included in the expense category. 

 

2012-13 Funded Presidential Enrollment Mini-Grants

Project Name

Amount

Grantee

Monty Moose: Outreach and Community Spirit

$1,500

Joseph Holmes, Warren Newton

Spring Student Conference Food for Thought: Nourishing Our Minds and Bodies

$1,800

Cindy Dean

Tutor to tutor=Tutor to tutee two

$1,000

Barbara Pincus

UMA Undergraduate English Conference: Imagining a Literary Community

$1,250

Lisa Botshon

From Developmental Math to Graduation! It is Possible!

$3,000

Betty McCue-Herlihy

Hip Hop Arts and Culture: Imagination in Action

$4,000

Sarah Hentges

UMA-Bangor Community Food Program: Creating Foor for Imaginative Thought

$1,300

Sarah Hentges

Matters in Maine: Measuring Individual Health, Well-Being and Life Satisfaction

$2,500

Catherine Turcotte

UMA Music 2013 (CD Recording)

$2,450

Tim Weir

YoUMA - A Brand New Outreach

$5,500

John McLaughlin

Expanding Horizons: International Experiences in Global Health

$3,000

Susan Baker

Online New Student Orientation

$1,000

Kathy Dexter, Sheila Crowley

Textbooks @ your Library

$1,500

Ana Noriega

After School Arts Program (ASAP)

$4,000

Karen Adrienne

Local Focus, Global Impact: Trends in International Librarianship - Notes from the Field (Tentative)

$1,250

Vincent Livoti

UMA Safe Zone Training

$1,000

Rob Kellerman

Launching Clinical Simulation into the Real World

$5,000

Jo-Ann Cole

Veteran's Vision Today and Tomorrow: Success at UMA Bangor

$1,100

Pam Flood

International Student Success Position: Planting seeds for prospective, connecting the dots for the matriculated and helping the arrivals adjust to Maine life

$1,200

Sahil Sanan, Wendy Hazard

Alternative Spring Break

$3,000

Warren Newton

College Access Initiative

$2,200

Valerie Marsh

The Community Garden

$500

Valerie Marsh

Modeling Your Conceptual Idea in 3-Dimensional Form

$950

Rob Sherman

TOTAL FUNDED =

$50,000