Networks of innovation

Academic Affairs is building exciting networks of support for our vision of academic excellence. We are implementing numerous grants that recognize the innovative ideas defining our academic initiatives. In addition, we are creating dynamic partnerships that connect Fort Lewis College to educational and industry leaders, and connect our students to educational and career success. 

Selected Strategic Grants

Fort Lewis College has been awarded many groundbreaking institutional grants. The Academic Affairs team is proud to oversee grants that are transforming the academic experience of our students. Our most recent grants include: 

Our individual Schools at Fort Lewis College also bring in a wide range of impressive grants, such as:

​Selected Skyway Partners

Fort Lewis College has built a collaborative approach to academic partnerships, working to create a lively educational network that includes these partners and programs: 

  • Nursing Degree - Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have partnered to launch a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing, bringing the state’s flagship medical institute of higher education to FLC’s rural and Indigenous-serving campus in Southwest Colorado.
  • Teaching Residence Program - In partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder, we have created an innovative CU@FLC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow program that brings CU's newly graduated PhD students to Fort Lewis for a unique teaching residence program. 
  • Transferring from SJC - In partnership with San Juan College, we have created the new SJC/FLC College Connect program that allows San Juan students to seamlessly transfer to Fort Lewis, connecting their associate's degree to a bachelor's degree.
  • High School Student Success - As a founding member of the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative, we are building educational pathways that encourage high school students to achieve college and career success. 
  • Springboard Fellowship - As a partnership between Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University, the Fellowship is a free, year-long program designed to support underserved, hard-working students who are excited about their future careers.
  • Animas High School – The Colorado Department of Education granted Animas High School $13.7 million to build a permanent facility co-located on the FLC campus, allowing AHS to better serve its mission for the students of Durango and become an on-campus partner for learning opportunities for FLC Teacher Education students.