Carleton receives GEER grant in support of equitable education

4 November 2020
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Carleton recently received a $249,372 Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant, made possible by the federal CARES Act, from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE). The GEER grant enables Carleton’s Information Technology Services to provide assistance to underserved students (defined by the grant as lower-income students, students of color, indigenous students, and students with disabilities) in the form of high-quality laptops, software applications, and captioning services for courses that have shifted to online instruction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, which aims to ensure that all students have equal access to the technological tools necessary to succeed in their courses, is being spearheaded by the college’s Chief Technology Officer, Janet Scannell, and the Director of Technology Support, Austin Robinson-Coolidge.