Our Grant Projects

Southern Illinois University



Our Grant Projects

The Saluki spirit is one of learning, caring and giving and that is readily apparent with our many projects. We collaborate with units and departments across campus as well as with schools, government entities and others, providing valuable services and information to help wherever it's needed. Millions of dollars in external grant funding enable us to change lives for the better.

Educating with Evidence+ -

Educating with Evidence, formerly known as Teaching with Primary Sources is a resource for K-20 teachers, teacher educators, history faculty, and curriculum directors for utilizing free resources to teach and assess with informational sources from the Library of Congress on topics ranging from local to world history. Learn more >>

Illinois Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership + -

A project under the Illinois State Board of Education’s federally-funded State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). The IHE Partnership is responsible for SPDG Objective 3: Increase the number of undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs at IHEs that implement response to intervention (RtI) content in their curricula. The work connected to this objective involves integrating the new Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IPTS) into educator preparation programs and increasing the field placements of candidates in settings where RtI is implemented with fidelity. Current participating institutions include: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Loyola University, National Louis University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.

In the initial phase, the focus was on obtaining agreement from IHE administrators to support project objectives at their respective campuses. In the second phase, the IHE Partnership staff worked collaboratively with the SDPG evaluation team to create and align the evaluation tools that measure project effectiveness and worked with IHE faculty in the initial program redesign process in Elementary Education programs. Phase three will focus on building capacity at each participating IHE and working with Educational Leadership (specifically principalship programs) Learn more >>

Rural Schools Collaborative+ -

The Rural Schools Collaborative is comprised of people who recognize the value of local schools and small communities. We believe innovative instruction, thoughtful collaboration, and targeted philanthropy strengthen the fabric of rural places. Learn more >>

Grow Your Own Teachers Education Program+ -

SIU Carbondale and a state-sponsored Grow Your Own Teachers grant (GYO) are seeking non-traditional students who desire to work in high-need teaching positions in Special Education or Early Childhood, serving rural and minority communities throughout Illinois.The program strives to promote diversity, the wisdom of community, and the best education possible. Learn more >>

Saluki Teacher Residency Partnership Program+ -

The primary goal of the STRP is to bring together local educators from the schools and the university in a partnership with community mentors to recruit and support diverse teacher candidates from admission into the Teacher Education Program through their first two years of teaching. Learn more >>

Developing Illinois' Workforce

Illinois workNet is a free online resource offering career, training, education and work support information to Illinois residents and businesses.