Collaborative Opportunity Grant
COG is a 3 year grant designed to support emerging and/or innovative university-community partnerships that transform institutional practices, programs, policies, and culture to improve 21st Century skills delivery, acquisition and transferability to the workforce, with a particular interest in low-income, first
time in college (FTIC) or transfer students. The initiative is led by USU Director Andréa Rodriguez.
The principal goals are to:
Identify and move equity-based innovations that address 21st Century Skills development from niche areas on campus and/or pilot stages, to scale internally and eventuallyexternally.
Increase the adaptation of innovative approaches that more effectively connect learning (e.g., curriculum, experiences) to workforce needs
Create and fortify partnerships that bring new resources and support necessary changes that sustain and scale innovation.
Meet The Project Sites
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Florida International University
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of California Riverside
The University of Memphis
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
University of Texas El Paso
El Paso, TX
University of Texas Arlington
Virginia Commonwealth University