Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

p2 CETL TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANTS

The purpose of the CETL Teaching and Learning Grants is to encourage innovative teaching and learning at SCSU. Each year, during the Fall Semester, grants are given to faculty and staff working with students to implement innovative and effective teaching and learning—curricular and co-curricular--projects, write a short report, and present their work to their peers at CETL’s Teaching and Learning Fair during the Fall Convocation.

ANNOUNCING 2014-2015 CETL TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANTS

The purpose of the CETL Teaching and Learning Grants is to encourage innovative teaching and learning at SCSU. Grants will be given to faculty and staff working with students to implement innovative and effective teaching and learning—curricular and co-curricular--projects, write a short report, and present their work to their peers at CETL’s Fifth Annual Teaching and Learning Fair during the Fall 2015 Convocation. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Faculty Association and CETL Advisory Committee. If applications are received from members of other bargaining units, the CETL Director will invite the presidents of those units to select or appoint one or more representatives to serve on the selection committee.

GRANT GUIDELINES:

For Grant Guidelines and Criteria for Evaluation, please click here: Grant Guidelines

TO APPLY:

To apply, please complete the CETL 2014-2015 Teaching and Learning Grant Application Form.

Please be sure to obtain all necessary signatures and submit to CETL Office by noon, Friday, October 31. If you have plans to apply, but need more time, please contact the CETL Director at cetl@stcloudstate.edu.

Applications due 

Noon, Friday, October 31, 2014

Expected announcement of awardees Monday, November 24, 2014
Project Implementation Spring, 2015
Final Project Reports:                                     Friday, June 5, 2015
Campus Presentation and Display Fall Convocation Teaching and Learning Fair (Registration Required)                                August 2015, Date TBA

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: NOON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 31, 2014.

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IMPORTANT GRANT DOCUMENTS

Guidelines for Reimbursement

Guidelines for Final Report

Teaching and Learning Fair Registration Form

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2013-2014 CETL TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANT RECIPIENTS:

1. Recipient: Patricia Bodelson

Title of Project: Integration of Service Learning in Experiential Pedagogy Course

The purpose of this project is to integrate a service-learning component into an existing Political Science course on Global Disaster Relief Policy. The students will document a selected man-made or natural disaster and response and create a teaching package that could be shared with interested community members.  A quality disaster event plan will be produced and disseminated to interested community disaster responders such as Homeland Security, Red Cross, and the Regional Health Care Preparedness Team.

2. Recipient: Patricia Bresser

Title of Project: Interdisciplinary Elective Course on Advance Care Planning Certification

The purpose of this project is to provide students taking the Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Course in the School of Health & Human Services with ACP informational sheets and a copy of the MN Healthcare Directive available in five different languages through Honoring Choices in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Bresser and her colleague, Dr. Greenberg, who co-teach this interdisciplinary course, will provide this information to students at SCSU so they can graduate with the skills, knowledge, and certification to assist adults with their advance care planning (ACP).  This project will increase awareness and opportunities for adults in central MN to received information and assistance with their ACP and healthcare directive completion.

3. Recipient: Jiang-Ping Jeff Chen

Title of Project: Hybrid Classroom in Higher-level Mathematics Courses

The purpose of this project is to create a hybrid classroom in higher-level mathematics courses. The grant recipient intends to use Adobe Connect or similar software and a writing pad to create a hybrid classroom. The writing pad will be used to record the in class lectures, particularly the solving of problems. The recordings will then be posted D2L for students to review as necessary. This allows for the pace of the class to be slower and for more in-class peer-to-peer and student-instructor discussions to take place.

4. Recipient: Theresa Estrem

Title of Project: Enhancing Multicultural Engagement in Speech- Language Therapy

The purpose of this project is to work with the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department to train students to be competent professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology with Spanish speaking children. Spanish-language materials (e.g. books, games, CDs, IPad applications) will be used by students in their Clinical Practicum courses to develop their ability to integrate their Spanish, academic, and clinical skills and knowledge so that they can become capable bilingual speech-language pathologists.

5. Recipients: Victoria Hammer & Kathy Koepke

Title of Project: End of Life Cultural and Spiritual Immersion Simulation

The purpose of this project is to present end of life (EOL) scenarios from various cultures using authentic props and supplies.  Second-semester nursing students will learn how to care for patients from various cultures at this final stage.  Innovative and authentic simulation experiences will represent some of the most prevalent cultures in the St. Cloud area: Christian Caucasian, Native American, and Islamic Somali.  

6. Recipients: Christine Jazwinski, Mark Minger, John Sinko, Sarah Smits-Bandstra, Nathan Winter

Title of Project: Pedagogical Laboratory Practice across Science Disciplines

The purpose of this project is to find commonalities across science fields which may facilitate understanding and applicability of inquiry-based learning (IBL). Specialists from physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and communication disorders will come together to compare methods for applying IBL in laboratory courses. The interdisciplinary team of instructors will develop a comprehensive description of similarities and differences in IBL laboratory instruction across various science disciplines, and after reviewing the literature, will create a common-design IBL experience which can be applied to all five disciplines.

7. Recipient: Joy McKenzie

Title of Project: Efficacy of Treatment Using an Intensive Three-tiered Approach with Children who have Auditory Processing Disorders

The purpose of this project is to launch an auditory processing disorders (APD) clinic within the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic at SCSU.  This clinic will provide students in a Clinical Practicum with the opportunity to integrate academic knowledge into clinical practice by being assigned a client with an auditory processing disorder.   

8. Recipients: Isolde Mueller & Lisa Splittgerber

Title of Project: Online Tutoring in the Department of Languages and Cultures

The purpose of this project is to provide online tutoring to students in the Department of Languages and Cultures through the use of WCONLINE. This software is currently being used successfully in the SCSU Writing Center.   In addition to face-to-face meetings with tutors in the department office, students will now be able to receive support outside the regular department office hours and to work with tutors from home. 

9. Recipient: Yun Jeong Park

Title of Project: Project-based Learning for Transforming Classroom Learning into a more Challenging, Student-Driven, and Reflective Experience in an Educational Technology Graduate Course.

A project-based approach will be used so Information Media (IM) graduate students will have the opportunity to work closely with clients through an internship at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Students will design the hospital’s online training lessons to be used with employees.   The design software Articulate Storyline will be purchased for this purpose.  This project will give students the opportunity to gain essential and transferable skills while building relationships with an area employer. 

10. Recipients: Kannan Sivaprakasam, Diana Mayweather, Gayan Rubasinghege and Mohammad Hossain

Title of Project: Diagnostic Assessment in Foundation Chemistry Courses  

The purpose of this project is to use innovative diagnostic assessment (DA) approaches to teaching and learning in the introductory and general chemistry courses. The project will bring together instructors teaching foundational chemistry courses in a single platform with a common goal to address the key challenges facing the gateway courses. In addition, the grant recipients will develop a robust assessment tool to test the understanding of students enrolled in introductory and general chemistry courses and develop educationally enriching animations to address the misconceptions in concepts and principles.

11. Recipient: Emil Towner

Title of Project: Social Media Interaction in Large Lecture Courses

The purpose of this project is to integrate, test, and track various social media services and tools in large lecture courses to help uncover student preferences and test effective methods for improving interaction. The objectives for this project include trying to discover what social media software and tools students prefer for class interaction, how and why students integrate (or do not integrate) personal social-media accounts into school-related communication and how to increase student participation in large lecture classes through synchronous and asynchronous social media.

12. Recipient: Shiju Zhang

Title of Project: Providing Supplemental Course Materials Through the Use of Technology

 The purpose of this project is to create supplemental videos using software and hardware of lectures and examples for a new statistics course for the biological and physical sciences which has been developed to replace two other courses. In order to maintain as many topics in the new course, some topics would need to be taught at a faster pace, and thus, students may need extra instruction and examples to master the concepts.  Through the use if the supplemental videos students will be provided with more diverse examples. The project has the potential to eventually lead to flipping the classroom and provides reusable online teaching materials.

Congratulations to all 2013 Grant Recipients!!

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CETL TEACHING LEARNING GRANTS 2013-2014 TIMELINE

 

Applications due 

Noon, Friday, November 1, 2013

Expected announcement of awardees Monday, November 25, 3013
Project Implementation Spring, 2014
Final Project Reports:                                     Friday, June 6, 2014
Campus Presentation and Display Fall Convocation Teaching and Learning Fair (Registration Required)                                Thursday, August 21, 2014

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"The CETL Teaching/ Learning Grant helped me bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills for my students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Hearing Assistive Technology Lab provided a much needed service to St. Cloud and the greater community. Thank you CETL!"

-Dr. Rebecca Crowell, 2013 Teaching and Learning Grant Recipient

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2012-2013 CETL TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANT RECIPIENTS:

2013-2013 Grant Reports are available upon request to cetl@stcloudstate.edu

1. Beyond Brick and Mortar: Diversity in Aviation

Recipient: Angela Olson, University Honors Program

The purpose of this project is to add a flight experience to HONS 221: Diversity in Aviation. Students will learn how the passion for aviation for many men and women in the United States, particularly minorities, was sparked by an actual experience in a small plane or at a local airport. Dr. Olson hopes to duplicate this experience for the students by allowing them to participate in a short flight at the St. Cloud airport. Grant funds will be used to purchase flights for students and to support data assessment of the project.

"The CETL Teaching/Learning Grant helped me to embrace the challenges and overcome obstacles to provide students with an engaging and memorable learning experience!"

-Dr. Olson

2. Women in School Leadership: A Conference

Recipients: Nicholas Miller and graduate assistant, Manda S. Goldsberry, Educational Leadership

The purpose of this project is to provide a networking and educational experience for current and future women educational leaders in PreK-12th grade schools across the state of Minnesota through a one-day conference. The focus of the conference is on building leadership excellence through collaboration, sharpening of leadership skills, and improving practice by sharing solutions to the complex and unique issues women face in the field.

3. Incorporating DNA Based Forensic Studies into BIOL 151 Laboratory Curriculum

Recipient: Michelle L. Wagner, Biology

The purpose of this project is to introduce a forensic DNA fingerprinting experiment into the BIOL 151: Cell Function and Inheritance laboratory. An inquiry-based approach will be utilized to allow students to learn about the use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations, to perform an experiment with actual DNA samples, to evaluate the results of the experiment, and to identify the criminal. Funding for this project will be used to purchase supplies required to allow students to participate in this activity.

"The CETL Teaching/Learning Grant helped me to transform my classroom into a crime lab and to give Biology 151 students the opportunity to use real world applications of molecular biology to solve a crime.  The students loved the activity, and they learned about DNA in the process.  Thanks!"

-Dr. Wagner

4. Enhancing Students’ Awareness of Auditory Assistance Needs

Recipient: Rebecca Crowell, Communication Sciences and Disorders

The purpose of this project is to create an auditory assistive technology lab to enable students in Communication Sciences and Disorders enhance their knowledge and awareness of the assistive technology equipment that professionals recommend for individuals with hearing loss.  It is hoped that the lab will also help them gain the skills to transition from theoretical knowledge to a practical “hands-on” experience. 

"The CETL Teaching/ Learning Grant helped me bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills for my students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Hearing Assistive Technology Lab provided a much needed service to St. Cloud and the greater community. Thank you CETL!"

-Dr. Crowell

5. Maximizing Psychomotor Skills through Collaborative Student-Student Interface

Recipients: Jane Bagley, Laurie Crane, Joyce Simones, Marcia Scherer and Mary Zelenak, Nursing Science

The purpose of this project is to provide first through fourth level/semester nursing students with tutoring and support from senior nursing students. Senior students will be hired as weekly tutors to assist their junior peers in classwork and in mandatory psychomotor skills testing to increase their success rates.

6. Integrated Staff Development Experience for SCSU Summer Program

Recipient: Christine Metzo, University College

The purpose of this project is to pilot an integrated professional development experience for faculty teaching in and the student staff assisting in the Summer Program. This Integrated Staff Development Experience will be designed to cultivate a cadre of staff who can create an integrated student learning experience.

7. Increasing Hands-on-Learning Opportunities in Gerontology

Recipients: Rona Karasik and Phyllis Greenberg, Gerontology

The purpose of this project is to purchase classroom materials which will allow gerontology students a more visual, physical, and interpersonal learning experience.  These materials will include items which (a) stimulate normal and pathological processes of aging (e.g., vision, hearing); (b) allow students to experience the use, challenges, and social implications of assistive devices (e.g., wheelchair, walker); and (c) help them visualize the inner workings of the human body in 3 dimensional fashion (e.g., models of the human skeleton, heart, brain, normal and pathological bone).

"The CETL Teaching/ Learning Grant helped us to provide our students with valuable in-class hands on experiences in the field of aging by allowing us to purchase items for our classrooms (e.g. anatomical models and assistive devices)."

Drs. Karasik and Greenberg

8. Mental Health Stimulations

Recipients: Darlene Copley and Peggy Fossen, Nursing Science

The purpose of this project is to assist mental health nursing students prepare to develop therapeutic relationships with their mental health patients, with the outcomes being to increase empathy and self-efficacy. This will be accomplished through the use of the ‘Hearing Voices That Are Distressing’ voice simulation exercise and training/curriculum package.

9. Visual Chemistry

Recipients: Ruth Robinson and Sarah Petitto, Chemistry

The purpose of this project is to create kits for chemistry demonstrations that can be used to visually show many of the basic concepts in chemistry. These types of demonstrations engage students, help the visual learning process, and provide concrete examples for abstract concepts. Chemistry students will be enlisted to organize and test the kits. Funds will be used to purchase materials for 6 new kits.

"The CETL Teaching/ Learning Grant helped us to create a resource that can be used, and expanded upon, for man years to come, to provode thousands of student with visual images of important chemical concepts."

-Dr. Petitto

10. Teaching and Learning Intercultural Communication through Service Learning

Recipient: Soumia Bardhan, Communication Studies

The purpose of this project is to introduce a service learning component into CMST 330: Intercultural Communication. Students will work in groups to collaborate with elementary schools in St. Cloud. The primary goal will be to raise awareness and appreciation of elementary school students about issues and challenges of intercultural adaptation of immigrant children through the use of children’s literature. This project is conceived to promote compassion, empathy, mutual respect, and understanding among elementary school students.

"The CETL Teaching/ Learing Grant helped me grasp what Confucius meant we he said 'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand'"

-Dr. Bardhan

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