JCC, three others will share Teagle Foundation Grant

The Teagle Foundation has announced a $230,000 three-year grant to Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University, Erie Community College and Jamestown Community College for “A New Structure for General Education.”

The collaborative proposal brings together four western New York institutions for the purpose of revising general education requirements that will help improve learning outcomes and processes for all students, including those who transfer among these institutions.

The project seeks to rework the general education curricula to reflect a common set of learning outcomes and create a more coherent experience for all students.

National and regional trends are expected to affect enrollment within institutions of higher learning across western New York. Consequently, those institutions must rethink how higher education functions and develop initiatives aimed at collaborative efficiencies.

The Teagle Foundation was established in 1944 by Walter C. Teagle, longtime president and chairman of the board of Standard Oil Company, now Exxon Mobil Corporation. The foundation, which has a broad mandate “to advance the well-being and general good of mankind throughout the world,” has made grants in many areas with an emphasis on the aid Teagle envisioned for institutions of higher learning and research.