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Group Project: Grant Competition

October 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm


Group projects will reinforce the learning material addressed in the sessions leading up to the project. The group project will be a grant competition simulation. Grading of the activity will be based on performance in the grant competition, including (a) active participation, (b) persuasiveness of grant proposal efforts, and (c) success in earning votes for a team’s grant proposal.

Grant Competition: 

The EDACE 854 Foundation will be awarding college(s) two grants: one (1) $750k over three years, and one (1) $250k over 3 years. Up to two colleges will be awarded; grants cannot be split between colleges.

Simulation Objective: Win a grant for your team’s selected college to implement your student success/equity strategy recommendation

   a. winning college(s) must be able to implement strategy successfully in time-frame

   b. winning college(s) must demonstrate (i) the strategy will be effective in closing the specific gap identified and (ii) have a significant result that will inspire other colleges to adopt the strategy 

Selection Process

     a. Will be shared before the presentations.

Decision Making Process 

 The selection process will occur through the following rounds:

Round 1: Class norming on winning criteria (10 minutes)

Round 2: Team time to select strategy and campaign approach (80 minutes)

Round 3: Advocacy session 1 (30 minutes)

Round 4: Team debrief (20 minutes)

Round 5: Voting (10 minutes)


October 9, 2022
8:00 am - 11:30 pm