Green Mountain College Receives $2 Million Department of Education Grant

Oct 18, 2013, 13:07 ET from Green Mountain College

POULTNEY, Vt., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it was one of 33 institutions nationally, and one of only four in New England, to receive a five-year, $2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education. The award supports the project, "Strategies for Student Success," which was designed by GMC dean of faculty Dr. Tom Mauhs-Pugh. Dean Mauhs-Pugh will serve as project director.

"This grant provides the College with an unprecedented opportunity to substantially enhance the educational experience and success of students attending Green Mountain College," said President Paul Fonteyn. "It's an exciting time to be at GMC, to have the ability to create a model program for how all students can flourish."

The project, "Strategies for Student Success," includes two major initiatives: instructional reform and integrated advising. The first initiative supports differentiated instruction through the use of open educational resources and new technology to provide appropriate and increased academic challenge. The second initiative is designed to support students from orientation through graduation. Components of the system include expanded orientation, electronic learning plans, first-year interest groups, and early alert with an intervention system to ameliorate challenges faced by students both in and outside the classroom. 

Founded in 1834, Green Mountain College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that takes the environment as a unifying theme across the curriculum. The College now offers 25 academic majors and three online graduate degree programs.

SOURCE Green Mountain College