Academic Enrichment Programs
Keene State College is committed to student engagement and to supporting students in developing skills and having experiences that enhance both their academic and career success. In meeting our commitment to these goals, the Academic Enrichment Programs at Keene State College support students who are committed to academic excellence, to broadening their personal and professional perspectives, and to expanding their learning beyond the classroom.
There are four initiatives that frame enrichment programs:
- the Academic Excellence Conference;
- funding - Honor Society Funding (HSF);
- the Student Conference Fund (SCF) which provides funding for students to present at and attend academic and professional conferences;
- and the Field Experience and Engagement Fund (FEEF) which provides funding for course field experiences.
Please note:Funding from the Student Conference Fund and from the Field Experience and Engagement Fund is dependent on all travel policies being adhered to including final approval from the appropriate dean. No funding will occur until the office of Associate Provost (Donna Ward) has been notified that the dean or appropriate administrator has given final approval for travel. Funding from the Honor Society Fund that involves travel of more than five miles from campus also is dependent on all travel policies being adhered to including final approval from the Director of Student Involvement, Jennifer Ferrell. No funding will occur until the office of Associate Provost (Donna Ward) has been notified from the Director of Student Involvement that final approval has been given.
Council of Academic Honor Societies
The Council of Academic Honor Societies is composed of the Presidents of each of the Honor Societies. Presidents or their representatives work with the Office of the Associate Provost in assisting with the Academic Excellence Conference and reviewing proposals for Honor Society Enrichment and Student Conference Funding.
Academic Excellence Conference
The Academic Excellence Conference is held every spring. The primary goals of the conference are to facilitate an intellectual experience; to encourage the exchange of ideas and intellectual interaction among students; and to increase the visibility of students' academic work and the collaborative work between students and faculty.
All students are encouraged to submit work and recipients of undergraduate research grants are required to present at the conference.
Faculty/Staff mentors are critical to the conference's success as all student proposals must be endorsed by a faculty/staff member. Faculty/Staff mentors encourage students to participate and support students in developing proposals for presentation at the conference.
Honor Society Enrichment Funding
This fund is designated for enrichment activities sponsored by the Honor Societies. The mission of each honor society defines enrichment activities, and honor societies are eligible to apply for enrichment funding. There must be an academic component for an activity or event to be funded. Individual or honor society projects that are funded must be related to the discipline of the honor society. Application
The Student Conference Fund
This fund provides financial support for students to attend and/or present at academic or professional conferences with the goal of enabling students to enrich their academic experience. The Student Conference Fund promotes student research and scholarship relevant to students' academic and professional interests.
The Field Experience & Engagement Fund
The Carnegie Foundation recognizes Keene State College as an "engaged campus". Many faculty provide students with opportunities for enriching out of class experiences that enhance what is being taught and learned in classes. These experiences enrich academic and professional growth and contribute to student engagement in a myriad of ways.
The Field Experience & Engagement Fund has been created to support faculty who wish to offer out of class field experiences that are part of their courses and that are focused on enhancing student engagement.