In addition to providing support to faculty seeking external grants that have a teaching or curriculum component, the Reinert Center occasionally seeks external grants to support initiatives with strategic importance to both the Center and the University. Below is information about the Reinert Center's most recent externally-funded projects.
2017 Campus Dialogue Grant
Funded by Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP), this grant (of approximately $5,000) supported Dialogues toward Action: Inclusive Learning Experiences, a year-long project that examined ways Saint Louis University could advance inclusive teaching and learning. The project brought together ten campus stakeholders to consider two guiding questions: What would it look like if all formal learning experiences at SLU were intentionally designed for inclusion? What would it take to get there? The project was grounded in the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm and the intersections of this paradigm with BTtoP's Greater Purposes of Higher Education. The core dialogue team engaged in a series of five dialogue meetings and developed a set of recommendations to advance inclusion at SLU. To read the core dialogue team's final recommendations report, click here.
2013 Seminar Grant
Funded by Bringing Theory to Practice, this grant (of $1,000) supported, Globally Engaged: Exploring Collaborative Online Global Learning through Interdisciplinary Conversations, a conversation series held during the spring of 2013. The goal of the project was to host a series of conversations to explore interest, motivations, ideas, and current programs dedicated to internationalizing the classroom experience at Saint Louis University, especially through distance-learning initiatives. Grounded in the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, these conversations allowed campus stakeholders to articulate a variety of areas of needed capacity-building (technological, administrative, academic, etc.) and to identify pressing questions for consideration by University leadership. Read the final grant report.