Susan J. Koch First Wildcat Innovation Fund Awards Announced

The first round of Wildcat Innovation Fund awards have been announced by Provost Susan Koch (Academic Affairs, pictured). The program was established this year to provide one-time funds for new faculty and staff initiatives that target four strategic areas of the "Road Map to 2015": recruitment, retention, revenue generation and quality improvement.

Joe Lubig and Derek Anderson (Education) will receive $10,000 for the “Young Wildcat Scholars Program." They are expanding a project conducted last year with 6th graders from NMU’s Walton Charter School and will provide an on-campus educational program for 170 6th graders, parents and teachers from from all five of NMU’s charter schools.

Kevin Foley (Clinical Lab Sciences) will receive about $7,500 for the “Exploration and Consideration of a Post-Baccalaureate Certification and Master’s Program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences”. This project will allow him the time and funding to survey past graduates of the CLS program and other appropriate activites, as well as draft the appropriate curriculum for a master’s program.

All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to submit proposals for the remaining two rounds of funding this academic year. The application deadlines are March 6 and May 8. For more information, visit Wildcat Innovation Fund.


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