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Faculty Course Grants

The Hive supports competitive grant programs for infusing creative collaboration into courses at The Claremont Colleges. The Hive offered and has awarded two types of course grants this academic year:

  • Course activity grants that incorporate making and doing into the class structure
  • Course development grants that create a new course with a human-centered design focus

We also support all grant recipients through non-monetary means such as space, staff time, design expertise, and help sharing the story of the course.

The course grant proposals are evaluated by:

  • Featuring experiential components of creating and making
  • Nurturing connections between colleges and is highly interdisciplinary
  • Encouraging collaboration among students and faculty
  • Presenting ambitious and ambiguous challenges
  • Providing learning experiences not possible in the current course design
  • Bringing in never-before-seen and breathtaking ideas
  • Incorporating human-centered design elements

We enthusiastically support proposals that seem risky and ideas that are developing. In our view, great learning experiences come from a process of experimentation, growing from successes and failures, and continuous improvement. We encourage you to pose questions, follow hunches, and engage in self-reflection throughout the grant experience.

Next academic year, we will be updating our course grant structure and process for applying. Stay tuned for exciting new offerings from the Hive!

Awarded Grants