Higher Education Grants

March 1986
Education Digest;Mar1986, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p67
This article reports that over the next few years, the Ford Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, will award $4.75 million in grants for projects addressing three related problems facing higher education: the quality of undergraduate curricula, the engagement of faculty in undergraduate teaching, and the recruitment of college teachers for the mid-1990s and beyond. Thirty-nine public and private colleges and universities were invited to submit grant proposals on the basis of the strength and balance of their academic programs, the proportion of undergraduates who go on to earn doctorates and become college teachers, and the ethnic diversity of their student bodies.


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