STATEWIDE — The University of Maine System has been awarded a $ 297,000 grant to support the creation of culture change through collaboration.
The grant from the Davis Educational Foundation will be used to fund the development and implementation of statewide strategic program plans for academic programs that are offered jointly or by multiple campuses.
The first ones will be the four nursing programs and the six education programs.
“Nursing and education are two employment sectors facing enormous workforce challenges due to the state’s aging population and the strain of the covid-19 pandemic,” a statement from the university system said.
“The collaboration that will be developed starting in early 2021 with the support of the Davis Educational Foundation will identify and develop plans to address the needs in nursing and education,” it said.