campus partner(s)

Appalachian College Association






Fresh Thinking

award date


project director

Paul Chewning

Appalachian College Association

Grant Summary

$300,000 over 24 months. With a 2007 Teagle Foundation planning grant , the Appalachian College Association (ACA) worked with four member colleges to design individualized, campus-based programs that strengthen student learning in mathematics and quantitative literacy. Three of those institutions—Berea College (KY), Bethany College (WV), and Emory & Henry College (VA)—are now prepared to implement their respective programs, and have committed to sustaining their programs after the grant period is over. In addition, the Colleges will share course syllabi, as well as the results of standardized tests (e.g. ACT, COMPASS and CAAP) that they are all using in order to assess student performance at specific points in their college careers. The ACA will provide fiscal and administrative oversight for the grant; assess the work of each college's program as it develops; work with ACT staff to review and understand data from the tests administered; and disseminate results from the three colleges to its 34 other member institutions.