INSIDE IOWA STATE
August 31, 2001
12 retention proposals funded
by Linda Charles
New minority students on campus this fall will have a chance to meet,
socialize, learn about Iowa State services and attend an ISU football game,
thanks in part to a retention grant recently awarded by the Professional and
This is the eighth year that grants, funded by the Presidents Office, have
been awarded to help recruit and retain students. This year the P& S
Recruitment Committee awarded $30,000 for 12 of the 20 proposals submitted.
Awards ran from $900 to $4,340.
A $1,500 grant will help fund the two-day welcome for new minority students.
The program is an interdepartmental effort, and includes $11,300 in
co-funding -- both factors the committee considers when awarding the
Funding is one of the critical issues we look at, said Kurt Roberts,
committee chair. We try to fund proposals that can carry themselves in the
future. The grants are for one year.
The largest grant, $4,340, will be used to develop a 10-minute Web demo to help
students become familiar with online courses. Using fun facts about the
university and significant milestones in its history, the demo will
introduce students to typical components of online learning. The goal is for
students to come away with an I can learn online attitude. This program also
is interdepartmental and includes $8,040 in additional funding.
A list of the other proposals that were funded may be found online at
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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