Grants & Funding
Goucher College has received generous funding to build significant institutional connections and structures that support the integration of civic engagement, student resilience and global learning. Please read about some of our recent projects by selecting the links below.
Completing the Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement Project, in which a team of Goucher College colleagues has been mapping civic engagement/socially responsible programming, has been an important step in our year-long discussion of civic identity. A Goucher education is deeply rooted in understanding personal responsibility, actively contributing to social justice and striving for community connectedness through respect, communication and inclusion. Our core values and strategic plan closely align with this initiative, and our student-centered approach to building thoughtful global citizens includes small class sizes, dedicated faculty mentorship and strong avenues for reflection inside and outside of the classroom.
Bringing Theory to Practice
Illuminating Pathways to Deepened Engagement, Bringing Theory to Practice Civic Seminar, January 2013
The Illuminating Pathways Civic Seminar was the catalyst to initiate an inclusive, comprehensive, and participatory conversation around our institutional definition of civic engagement. It facilitated the mapping of all existing civic engagement programs and activities at the college, moving our institution one step closer toward illuminating individual pathways that can shape students as civic professionals, and also help faculty and staff refine their role in the apprentice-teacher relationship.
Developing a Blueprint for Student Transformation by Fostering Connections Between Global Learning, Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-Being, 2013
A multidisciplinary team of Goucher College faculty, staff, and students is developing a comprehensive four-year program that expands on the robust First-Year Experience (FYE). Acknowledging mental health and student-learning outcomes are inextricably linked, the new four-year program will develop a "whole student" model for academic success.