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Grand View Awarded Grant for Vocation Initiative


Grand View has been awarded a $50,000 grant, funded by NetVUE (the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education), the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Lilly Endowment, to help us implement our vocation initiative. 


The grant will be used is as follows:


Evolving from more than a decade of reflection and exploration by the campus community on its Lutheran identity, Grand View University is infusing the concepts and practices of vocational exploration into a new core curriculum, across campus, and among our alumni and off-campus constituency. The grant from NetVUE comes at a perfect time as we seek to place vocation at the center of what we are doing academically. The grant will be used for four principal endeavors:

• to provide extensive pedagogical development so that faculty will be ready to effectively guide vocation exploration with students;

• to develop an innovative vocation capstone within the curriculum;

• to initiate an annual campus-wide signature event that highlights the vocation outcome; and

• to claim our logo as being representative of the centrality of vocation in all that we are and do.