Nexus Center Wins $30K Grant from SUNY
April 16, 2019
A grant proposal by Nexus Center Executive Director Rena Varghese has been approved by SUNY, and will bring $30K to the Center to develop applied learning co-curricular activities on campus.
The Applied Learning Community of Practice Professional Development Grant provides funding for research, conferences, and planning. At FSC it will support faculty and staff in developing and conducting institutionally approved co-curricular activities, including community service and civic engagement. These activities will create additional non-credit opportunities for students to engage in meaningful applied learning, that will also count towards the FSC Applied Learning Graduation Requirement which will be effective fall 2019.
Said Varghese: “FSC has distinguished itself with the upcoming Applied Learning Graduation Requirement, where ultimately 100% of our baccalaureate graduates will have gained practical experience in a real-world setting. Thanks to the commitment of our faculty and staff who coordinate and supervise high-impact applied learning, our students hone their technical and professional skills. Through co-curricular applied learning activities, they will also engage in important issues impacting our campus and communities, furthering the well-rounded development of our students.”