What Is Pay It Forward Funding Good For?

Have you heard of Pay It Forward funding and wondered – what is it good for anyway?

If so, then this is a preview just for you!

Pay It Forward Funding is available for up to $10,000, and rewards innovators who wish to replicate a previously funded innovation project on their college or university campus.

Below is a categorical listing of all the projects that will be on display this year at the Shark Tank Open, and each project provides an opportunity for Pay It Forward funding.  Come to the Shark Tank Open, learn more about these innovative projects, and consider bringing one to your campus.

Want more information on Pay It Forward funding?  Visit the article in the ASA Newsletter.


Equity & Inclusion

Orientacion, Janeera, or Orientation – St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Creating a Compassionate Campus: A Mindful Path to Equity at RCTC – Rochester Community and Technical College

College and Career Prep

Dreaming by Degrees – An Open Source Podcast for First-Year Students – Minnesota State University, Mankato / Century College

Building Entrepreneurial Mindset Competency: An Innovative and Inclusive Strategy for Diverse Student Success, Well-Being, and Career Readiness – Metropolitan State University

Novel Application Based Program for Traditional Manufacturing Competencies / Student Learner Hub – Minnesota State College Southeast

Value of Using Multiple Assessments to Effectively Help Urban Community College Students Explore their Interests, Talents, and Values to Declare an Accurate Major/Career – Minneapolis College

Professional Fluency in Online Courses – Lake Superior College

Novel Teaching & Learning

Experiential and Cross-Cultural Learning through a Simulated Columbian Coffee Exchange – Century College

Flourish: Addressing Mental Health Needs in the Classroom – Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State REFLECT: Research Experiences For Learning, Engaging, Connecting, and Teaching – Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Burn Box 2.0, Making the Metropolis – Lake Superior College

Performance-Enhanced Biology – Bemidji State University / North Hennepin Community College

Cross-Curricular Online Graphic Organizers – Ridgewater College

Innovative Technology

Virtual Reality Laboratory – Rochester Community and Technical College

New Rivers PodLab – Minnesota State University Moorhead

Open Educational Resources

Removing Hurdles for OER: Creation, Dissemination and Evaluation of Open Source Online Assessments in Biology Courses – Saint Paul College

OER Accelerator: Z Degree – Central Lakes College

An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology – Inver Hills Community College

Expanding the Base: OER Growth at Northland – Northland Community and Technical College

Innovative Student Services

Let’s Build a Chatbot for Minnesota State – Century College

Unleashing Credit for Prior Learning at St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud State University


For more information on Pay It Forward Funding, please contact Stephen Kelly.

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