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The following are materials that provide background on the impetus for the ELIXR initiative, periodic program updates to ELIXR’s funder, Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), key evaluation reports, and contact information for ELIXR’s team members.


Although the grant is over, the ELIXR project had a dynamic group of people who contributed to its success. You can contact a former team members and also find out contact information for a current staff member at CSU Chancellor’s Office Center for Distributed Learning who can help answer questions related to the ELIXR project.

Tom Carey – Program Co-Director
Visiting Senior Scholar, Chancellor’s Office, California State University
Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Email Phone: 562 708 2572

Season Eckardt – Program Manager
California State University, Chancellor’s Office
Email Phone: 714 915 2302

Gerry Hanley – Godfather
Executive Director, MERLOT
Senior Director, Academic Technology Services, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Email Office phone: 562 951 4259

Tasha Souza – Faculty Development Lead
Faculty Development Coordinator, Humboldt State University
Email Office phone 707 826-4772

Flora McMartin – Project Evaluator
Principal, Broad-Based Learning
Email Office phone: 510 237 4795

ELIXR Proposal to FIPSE

ELIXR Proposal to FIPSE - In September 2006, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, a program within the U.S. Department of Education, funded a proposal for ELIXR from a team of MERLOT partners and affiliated institutions. To learn more about conceptual underpinnings, deliverables, and various proposed stages of development, read the ELIXR Proposal

ELIXR Progress Reports to FIPSE

ELIXR Final Report

Evaluation Report

Case Story Authoring Teams - List of Institutions

Past News

These brief publications document ELIXR’s milestones as the project evolved.

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The MERLOT ELIXR project was recently selected as an Innovation Award finalist by the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education. Read more.


Case Stories

See a list of case stories.