Current COLRS Grants, Contracts and Partnerships

COLRS pursues grants and partnerships to further learning, research, and service in online education.

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

By unifying student data from six U.S. institutions and systems, the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework will demonstrate the effective use of predictive analytic methods for improving student outcomes. The goal is to identify variables that influence student retention and progression, and guide decision-making that improves postsecondary student completion. UIS is one of the six institutions selected to participate in the grant work.

Elluminate, Inc. and Sloan-C

  • Elluminate Research Grant
    $6,740

Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Brothers and Sisters United Against AIDS/HIV (BASUAH)
    $10,000
  • Safe Chemicals in Schools
    $5,500 (pending)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • New Century Learning Consortium (NCLC)
    $40,000 (current) and $125,000 (pending)
  • Blended Learning Initiative
    $33,000 (OTEL portion)
  • Sloan Foundation Restrospective – History in Online Education
    $50,000 (pending)

Illinois Department of Transportation

  • Online Training
    up to $100,000 (pending)

University of Southern Maine

  • Visiting Scholar Appointment
    $15,000

MacArthur Foundation

  • Semester without End
    $30,000 (pending)

Illinois State Library

  • Libraries 2.0
    $27,000 (pending)

Teaching without Compensation

  • Ray Schroeder teaching a second section of CSC 442 without compensation (Spring 2009).

Pursuing Center Workshops

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Optimizing Online Learning in a Recession