Ways to Engage

Current Ways to Engage

Graduate Student North Star Awards

The North Star Awards are scholarships from the Office of the Provost that cover at least 30% of tuition for students from one of our partner institutions. In addition, selected recipients will join a community of peers and colleagues who will support one another and grow together in their understanding and journey toward contributing to a just and thriving world.

Think Big Programs and Events

Programs and events will be developed to bring various groups together, enhance learning opportunities and engage in solution development—all while simultaneously building community, amplifying our North Star and encouraging discussion on key topic areas. 


Previous Engagement Opportunities

Think Big RFPs

These requests for proposals (RFPs) focused on specific pathway objectives. The responses requested were both operational and financial, as money alone will not move us along the pathways toward the North Star.

Think Big RFPs

Think Big Seeds

These investments built on lessons learned during the university’s 2018/19 pilot Seed Sprint program. The campus was asked to respond to specific topics to help us advance along the pathways. Each, successfully awarded, six month engagement tested ideas that could serve as the foundation of larger RFPs, or help implement other changes or progress at the university.  Think Big Seeds addressed specific topics, and encouraged teams to work together.

Think Big Seeds

Think Big Alignment Plans

In order to build Think Big into the fabric of the institution, alignment plans were developed by the Deans and VPs who report to the Provost. These alignment plans provided leadership with the opportunity to consider how the North Star and pathways help each unit move forward.

Think Big Alignment Plans

Find Us on CampusGroups

To spur discussion and open communication, Case Western Reserve is using the online platform CampusGroups. Join us on CampusGroups to hear what people are saying, and join the conversation. Visit the Office of the Provost page to get involved.