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Grants and Initiatives

BUILD Campus Forums Initiative

The BUILD Campus Forums Initiative, supported with funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will build capacity and commitment towards fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Boise State University.  This two-year initiative expands on the BUILD certificate program started in 2017 (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity), and will offer programs to support participants to consider their own thinking and perspectives on diversity and inclusion and catalyze individual and collective movement toward Boise State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Implementing a Framework for Assessing Teaching Effectiveness (IFATE)

To improve teaching, the goal of IFATE is to introduce a new strategy for assessing teaching and to explore challenges to its adoption with the intent to inform policy, practice, and future development/implementation of the framework. We envision a university educational system in which inclusive, learner-centered teaching is appropriately assessed, recognized, and rewarded. Therefore, we will lay the groundwork for institutional improvement and change across disciplines while enhancing the effectiveness of undergraduate education via effective assessment of teaching, instructor professional development, and adoption of effective pedagogical techniques. 

Investments Needed For Undergraduate Success and Equity (INFUSE)

The Investments Needed For Undergraduate Success and Equity (INFUSE) initiative, is a two year initiative intended to support departments and faculty across the institution in making teaching improvements to increase student success and achieving equitable student outcomes while enhancing the teaching culture.  The INFUSE initiative is particularly interested in projects that are aligned with university priorities for student success and/or retention.

Promoting Educational Reform through Strategic Investments in Systemic Transformation (PERSIST)

PERSIST was a Boise State project in the National Science Foundation WIDER program, which stands for Widening Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Reforms. WIDER aims to substantially scale up evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs). WIDER’s ultimate goals are improved student learning and retention, and increased number and graduation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors, including under-represented students. Boise State PERSIST extends WIDER’s goal across the university.