campus partner(s)

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges






Faculty Work and Student Learning in the 21st Century

award date


project director

Bill Spellman

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Grant Summary

$150,000 over 27 months to facilitate development of a new model of supporting undergraduate research: one that would allow an undergraduate at one of COPLAC's member campuses to carry out an undergraduate research project under the guidance of a faculty member at another campus via electronic technologies. This model has the potential to open up multiple areas of disciplinary expertise that are not available to undergraduate researchers at individual member colleges, and would effectively offer students the range of faculty expertise more commonly associated with a large research university. This project has the potential to demonstrate the benefits of re-configuring faculty work to share expertise across campuses, modeling a financially viable way to maximize educational opportunity for students.