Faculty Center for Teaching
Grant Awards for AY 2017 – 2018

Small Group Development Grant Awards:

  • Fall 2017: Jonathan Lassiter and Sharrell Luckett -- Developing a 4-module unit on Black Emotionality to be offered to students in the Introduction to Performance Studies and African American Psychology courses
  • Fall 2017: Karen Dearborn, Kassandra Hartford, Margo Hobbs, Roland Kushner, and Beth Schachter -- Supporting the development of a proposed course on Cultural Policy and Arts Advocacy that will qualify for the Integrative Learning (IL) designation and will be offered in fall 2018.
  • Spring 2018: Sharon Albert, Benjamin Carter, Timothy Clarke, Michele Deegan, Eveily Freeman, Richard Niesenbaum and Mark Stein -- to support the development of a multidisciplinary, integrative approach to GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) and spatial humanities at the college.

Pedagogical Development Grants Awards for Summer 2018:

  • Sharon Albert (Religion Studies): 4 weeks of support to develop an adaptable set of modules (using POGIL and on-line components) to effectively introduce students to what religion studies is as an academic discipline. These will be used in almost every course Professor Albert teaches.
  • Brett Fadem (Physics): 4 weeks of support to develop and incorporate learner-centered pedagogies into a special section of Genera/ Physics I targeting first-year students.
  • Daniel Leisawitz (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures): 4 weeks of support to begin a major project focused on reconfiguring the structures of Elementary Italian I and Il to create new, taskbased course materials and to include OER text resources in the hopes of making the shift toward a lower-cost and more culturally rich language curricula.
  • Eileen McEwan (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures): 4 weeks of support to reimagine and restructure the FRN-426: The Myth of Paris course to include student-authored collaborative ebooks and digital literary maps French literary representations of Paris.
  • Matthieu de Wit (Neuroscience): 4 weeks of support to develop pedagogical tools and modules to help shift the focus Mind & Brain to explore neuroscience as a historically situated, continuously morphing set of ideas and philosophies.

Travel Grants ($500 each):

  • Mohsin Hashim (Political Science): to attend the Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association and to present at the teaching round table on How to Use Simulations and Games.
  • Roland Kushner (Accounting, Business, Economics and Finance): to attend the Association of Arts Administration Educators conference in Houston and to present on educating arts administration students regarding nonprofit governance in a panel with scholars from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Florida State University, and Butler College.
  • Purvi Parikh (Religion Studies): to attend the meetings of the American Academy of Religion in Boston and to participate in teaching workshops focusing on teaching Hinduism and teaching religion and religious literacy at a Liberal Arts College.
  • Erika Sutherland (Languages, Literatures & Cultures): to attend the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) in Lexington and to present the paper Lecciones de la sanguijuela: Una pedagogía de impacto para La desheredada on teaching medical content in the 19th century Spanish novel.