The University of Chattanooga Foundation Grants Committee awarded over 1.8 million dollars in grants for the 2016–2017 academic year. These grants will provide student scholarships, enhance executive partnerships, increase faculty development and provide opportunities to capitalize on strategic initiatives.
Below are highlights of the funded grants:
• Affordable Course Materials: Support faculty in integrating low to no-cost alternatives to traditional textbooks through open-access scholarly materials and library-licensed and owned materials.
• Student Recruitment and Marketing: Expand representation at recruiting fairs for undergraduate and graduate students.
• Federal Grant Proposal Writing Workshop: Educate and support faculty with interests in launching new areas of research by obtaining federal grants for the first time and others with existing research activities seeking to pursue additional funding opportunities.
• High Performance Computing Infrastructure: Connect to Computing and Data Enabling Science (CADES) environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other available systems.
• Repurposed General Education Courses: Repurpose 10 general education courses specifically to increase adult enrollment by modify meeting times and frequency or making available online.
• Honors College Housing Stipend: Provide a housing stipend to encourage Honors College students to remain living on campus in Honors housing and therefore improve their involvement on campus.
• Ralph W. Hood Collection: Digitization, transcription and open access publishing of nearly 200 field recordings of religious services and oral history interviews with congregants from serpent-handling holiness churches in Appalachia in collaboration with Ralph W. Hood the author of "Them that Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition."