2023-2024 Curriculum Impact Grant recipients announced


The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2023-2024 Curriculum Impact Grants. The Faculty and Curricular Activities committee and a team of peer reviewers evaluated 25 highly competitive submissions and selected four curricular projects to fund. These projects represent an impressive array of collaborations across colleges and schools aiming to create high-impact learning experiences for students, by deepening their engagement and preparing them to make a substantive impact on the world.

  • Converging Sustainability, Social Justice, Systems Engineering, and Community Engagement (S3&C): Core Competency for Addressing Grand Engineering Challenges: Shima Mohebbi, Judit Ungvari, Jennifer Sklarew (Institute for a Sustainable Earth and College of Science)

  • Development of a Transdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Quantum Information Science: Michael Jarret, Kris Gaj, Weiwen Jiang, Patrick Vora, Mingzhen Ttian, Andre Clayborne, Benjamin Dreyfus, Jessica Rosenberg, Fei Li (College of Science and College Engineering and Computing)

  • Dewberry School Composition Programs Redesign: Tom Owens, Michael Nickens, Robert Gillam, Greg Robinson (College of Visual and Performing Arts)

  • Revision of First-year INYO series for INTO Mason & Mason Korea: Sharon Doetsch-Kidder, Mika Endo, Denia Fraser (College of Humanities and Social Science)

These teams of faculty and students are working to design innovative multidisciplinary curriculum at either the undergraduate or graduate level through Mason Impact. The goal is to create scaffolded, intentional programs that incorporate experiential learning, and build on the strengths across Mason.

The deadline for 2024–2025 Impact Grant proposals is April 12, 2024. In addition, the deadline for Summer Team Impact Proposals is November 17, 2023. Visit the Mason Impact website for details.