Iowa State University

Inside Iowa State
October 9, 1998

12 teams receive grants to improve student recruitment, retention

by Anne Dolan

Twelve proposals by teams of P&S employees received funding this year in an ongoing effort to recruit and retain students at Iowa State. The grant program, now in its fifth year, is funded by the President's Office and coordinated by a committee of the Professional and Scientific Council.

Employee teams submitted 22 proposals late this summer, requesting a total of $56,882. The 12 proposals received funding totaling $25,000; seven were fully funded and five received partial funding, ranging from 68 to 74 percent of the requests.

The peer selection committee looked for proposals that included cooperation among departments, matching funds or cost sharing, high numbers of students impacted and staff/students involved, expected outcomes and a clear procedure for measuring outcomes.

Following is a summary of the funded proposals: