Two projects involving College of Humanities professors have been selected in this year’s round of grants from the Provost’s Investment Fund.
The proposals are:
- Online Interpreting Certificate
Principal Investigator: Regents Professor Sonia Colina, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the National Center for Interpretation.
Team Members: Holly Silvestri and Paul Gatto, National Center for Interpretation.
- Field Science Via Virtual and Augmented Realities
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Maximillian, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Science.
Team Members: Scott Cowell, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Science, and Bryan Carter, Director of the Center for Digital Humanities.
The Office of the Provost solicited proposals that were innovative, aspirational and aligned with the University’s strategic plan and several institutional priorities:
- Increasing students' success, including graduation and retention rates, especially for groups underrepresented within the relevant disciplines.
- Promoting growth and opportunities to generate new revenue for the institution.
- Expanding student experiential learning.
- Enhancing research capacity.
- Promoting diversity and inclusion.
The proposals were two of the nine selected, out of a total of 92 applications.