The CER partners with and receives support from a variety of organizations internal to the Johns Hopkins Enterprise as well as several foundations and institues. Our partners are highly valued and without their support it would be impossible to carry out our mission.
Johns Hopkins University Office of the Provost
The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of Johns Hopkins, coordinating the work of the eight Hopkins academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory and fostering collaboration among them. Through the Center for Educational Resources, the Provost sponsors an annual mini-grant program--the Technology Fellowship Program--that enables the faculty of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Peabody Conservatory to partner with undergraduate or graduate students to develop technology-based resources that support teaching and learning in Hopkins undergraduate courses.
The Sheridan Society
Support from The Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries' Sheridan Society Fund enabled the CER to expand the functionality of its Interactive Map software so that users can import coordinate data from the new GPS units purchased by the Sheridan Libraries.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is a national philanthropic organization established through the generosity of the late American industrialist, Arthur Vining Davis. The foundation's higher education program seeks to strengthen private four-year liberal arts institutions that place strong emphasis on teaching and whose students choose majors primarily in the humanities, science and mathematics. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations provided funding for CER efforts to develop web-based resources to enhance students' critical thinking skills in the humanities.
Christopher Hoehn-Saric and Smart Family Foundation
R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric attended Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate in the Whiting School of Engineering. He now serves as University Trustee and joined the Sheridan Libraries National Advisory Council in 2001. Mr. Hoehn-Saric and the Smart Family Foundation have supported the University's Technology Fellows program and the Center for Educational Resources at the Sheridan Libraries. Hoehn-Saric has also been a key strategic advisor for the CER.
Hoehn-Saric is a co-founder of Sylvan Learning Systems, the world's leading provider of educational services to families, schools, and industry. He also serves as CEO of Sylvan Ventures, a venture fund, investing in the online education industry. The Smart Family Foundation, based in Wilton, Connecticut, supports selected initiatives in higher education.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields. In addition, through its grants program and other activities, HHMI enhances science education at all levels to maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded efforts to enhance the undergraduate science education experience at Johns Hopkins, specifically the introductory General Biology course, through pedagogical and technological innovations. This project seeks to highlight critical pedagogical and technological elements and tools to enhance the educational experience of beginning biology students.
Established in 1969 by the family of Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew W. Mellon, the Mellon Foundation is a leader in philanthropic giving to higher education. As part of a broader effort to uncover “hidden” archival collections, the Mellon Foundation has funded the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project (DPAAP) at Johns Hopkins University. DPAAP is a collaborative project of the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies, and the Afro-American Newspapers. DPAAP will arrange and describe the materials held in Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center and make those descriptions accessible to the public through a searchable web-based database that will be free and open to the public.
NVIDIA is a world leader in visual computing technologies. NVIDIA kindly donated several high-end graphics cards and other hardware in support of a new Introduction to Gaming Course (link to Projects page when developed) and associated Gaming Lab the CER designed with the Dr. Peter Froehlich of the computer science department and Digital Media Center. Their donation ensured students would be designing new games on state of the art computers.