Writing-to-Learn Mini-Grants

Cohort Report Templates:

Year 1 Report – Project Plan

Year 2 Report – Implementation

Year 3 Report – Presentation

NMSU recently awarded six writing-to-learn mini-grants

As part of our commitment to the Writing-to-Learn model, NMSU is offering mini-grants to faculty who incorporate informal writing as a tool to enhance undergraduate student knowledge about and understanding of course content. Each academic year, NMSU will award mini-grants to 6 faculty in the amount of $3000 each. In September 2014, the following faculty were awarded mini-grants to incorporate writing-to-learn principles in their courses:

  1. Muhammad Dawood – Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
  2. Karl Geisler – Economics & International Business, College of Business
  3. Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza – Languages & Linguistics, College of Arts & Sciences
  4. Merranda Romero Marin – Family & Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
  5. Henrietta Williams Pichon – Educational Leadership & Administration, College of Education
  6. Amelia Rau – Special Education & Communication Disorders, College of Education 
Additional faculty sponsored by the College of Engineering
Michele Auzenne
Salim Bawazir

Detailed information about the Writing-to-Learn mini-grant application and submission process is available via the Request for Proposal link below. Awards were based on criteria as described in the Application and Rubric link (also below), and awardees were selected by members of NMSU’s Teaching Academy Board of Directors.

NMSU’s 2nd cohort of Writing to Learn mini-grant recipients are

  1. Ahmed F. Elaksher – Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering, College of Engineering
  2.  Jennifer K. Frey –  Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology, College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
  3. Kathryn Hovey – Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
  4.  Kim O’Connell – Brock – Kinesiology & Dance; Athletic Training Program, College of Education
  5. Lambis Papelis – Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
  6. John Tapia – Engineering Technology, College of Engineering

NMSU’s 3rd cohort of Writing to Learn mini-grant recipients are

  1. Eva Wheeler – Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences
  2. Micheal Hout – Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  3. Iva Pivkina – Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  4. Nadipuram Prasad – Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
  5. Pete Mitchell – Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management, College of Agriculture
  6. Randee Greenwald – Nursing, College of Health and Social Services
  7. Priscilla Bloomquist – Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management, College of Agriculture

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2016-17 Meetings

Cohort 1 

  • September 7 (Wed.) 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • March 15 (Wed.) 11:30am – 1:30pm

Cohort 2

  • September 21 (Wed.) 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • March 1 (Wed.) 11:30am – 1:30pm

Cohort 3

  • Meets with facilitators regularly throughout the semester

Reporting Requirements

Cohort 1 (began Fall 2014)

  • Implementation Report DUE Sept. 29, 2016
  • Presentation Report DUE May 30, 2017

Cohort 2 (began Fall 2015)

  • Project Plan Report DUE Sept. 29, 2016
  • Implementation Report DUE May 30, 2017
  • Presentation Report DUE May 30, 2018

Cohort 3 (began Fall 2016)

  • Project Plan Report DUE April 30, 2017
  • Implementation Report DUE May 30, 2018
  • Presentation Report DUE May 30, 2019