GRANTS TO THE COLLEGE

Canyon pictureReed, in collaboration with Pomona College, in Claremont, California, has received $730,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a faculty career enhancement initiative. In addition, Reed is part of an eight-college group that has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation for a collaborative program of faculty development that includes programs for research, faculty partnership, and exchange. The other institutions are Amherst College, Grinnell College, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College. The programs for both grants focus on the engagement and renewal of faculty members in their teaching and scholarship.

Reed will use the Mellon initiative to promote intellectual community by holding faculty seminars for small groups of teachers to stimulate intellectual dialogue throughout a full semester. To build resources for the teacher-scholar, Reed will create positions for postbaccalaureate fellows, who will extend their senior thesis work in conjunction with faculty members, and for senior research assistants, to help with faculty research. To support faculty transitions, Reed will enhance its faculty orientation program, establish a mentoring program between junior faculty and senior faculty members, and create a collaborative paid leave program to allow mid-level faculty members to take a one-semester leave to study with colleagues at other universities.

Reed received two grants for the canyon waterway restoration project. The Bullitt Foundation has awarded the college $30,000 for year two of the Crystal Springs headwaters fish passage and restoration project. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will contribute a second grant to the project, this time for $15,000, provided that the funds are matched by $55,000 in challenge funds raised by Reed College. The restoration project is designed to preserve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and encourage the growth of native plant species with the restoration of the canyon and lake that lie at the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek.

End of Article

next page Link to Table of Contents page
Link to Reed Mag  Home

2001
next page Link to Table of Contents page
Link to Reed Mag  Home