Drury University Planning Grant

Leadership Coalition

Drury University is a Leadership Coalition Institution. "Over the past year, the [Planning] Grant allowed Drury University to launch a _curriculum immersion_ project to seed pilot projects, curriculum development, and assessment implementation. A two-day summer planning workshop for faculty, staff, students and community members was conducted along with the development and implementation of the Alpha First-Year Community Brigades. Students also participated in the Heifer International Global Gateway Program through a required second-year course. Faculty were given the opportunity to apply for immersion grants to enhance civic engagement and student well-being within the junior and senior level courses. After a successful implementation of each of the programs, an assessment was administered to gain the effectiveness of each of the programs."