The South Seattle College Foundation recognizes the important role faculty members have in the success of the students at the College and has made funding professional development grants a priority.
Originally, funding for faculty professional development grants was established through gifts of $50,000 each year from the SSCC Foundation in 2001, 2003, and 2004, along with equal state matching contributions in each of those years. In 2008, there was additional funding of $100,000 from the South Seattle College Foundation and an equal state matching contribution. Together these two endowments have allowed the Foundation to make funds available to South Seattle College to award faculty grants in excess of $45,000 each of the last ten years.
All South Seattle College adjunct and full-time faculty are eligible to apply for the grants. Awards may be used to fund individual or group projects that encourage and promote student retention, assessment, completion, and transfer to four-year colleges. Projects that focus on anti-racism and social justice activities are encouraged.
For those requiring more information, please contact the office of the Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sayumi Irey at Sayumi.Irey@seattlecolleges.edu.