2003 recipients of 1804 Fund awards, undergraduate learning
GOAL: To promote curricular innovations, programs, and activities, that enhance the undergraduate educational experience
- Using Technology for Student-Centered Instruction: $20,000
To enable students in science courses to work together on computer-based activities that will help them acquire advanced problem-solving skills.
Recipient: Martha Kline, Ohio University Lancaster Campus
- Weaving History: Navajo Weavers Oral History Project: $18,000
To gather oral histories -- from weavers on a Navajo reservation -- related to the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection.
Recipients: Sally Delgado and Jennifer McLerran, Kennedy Museum of Art
Infusing Service Learning in the Engineering Curriculum: $16,000
To incorporate service learning across the engineering curriculum.
Recipients: Merle Graybill, Center for Community Service; Karin Sandell, Center for Teaching Excellence; and Lonnie Welch, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Interactive Learning in Physical Anthropology: $15,000
To purchase skeletal materials that are essential to the teaching of a number of courses in anthropology.
Recipients: Tibor Koertvelyessy and Nancy Tatarek, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
- Performing History: The Notable Association between Nikolais/Louis and Ohio University: $15,000
To support the research and staging of two important works from modern dance history: Alwin Nikolais' Tensile Involvement and Murray Louis' Bach Suite.
Recipient: Maura Keefe, School of Dance
- Building Partnerships with K-12 Teachers to Establish Infrastructure for Enhancing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning: $14,374
To build partnerships that will permit the creation of the sustainable infrastructure necessary for the development of the FoodMASTER initiative, which uses food science as a tool to improve the quality of math and science education.
Recipients: Melani Duffrin, Eugene Geist, Annette Graham, Diana Manchester, School of Human and Consumer Sciences
- Green Chemistry in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory: $14,084
To create an active learning environment by encouraging students to recognize the connections between organic chemistry and ongoing environmental issues.
Recipient: Klaus Himmeldirk, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Personal Response System for Use in Physical Science Courses at Ohio University: $11,023
To foster student engagement and critical thinking by equipping students with transmitters that allow them to supply feedback to professors during large lecture courses.
Recipients: Markus Boettcher, Ken Hicks, David Ingram, Mark Lucas, and Louis Wright, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Voinovich Center Undergraduate Research Scholars Summer Program: $10,000
To develop a pilot program through which five Voinovich Center Scholars will participate in a summer research program.
Recipient: Terry Murphy, Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs
- Web Modules for Undergraduate Social Work Students: $9,451
To create web-based, interactive modules that will enhance students' creativity, critical thinking, research ability, and writing.
Recipients: Sylvia Hawranick, Varsha Pandya, and Debora Schneller, Department of Social Work; and Ann Kovalchick, Center for Innovations in Technology for Learning
- Enhancement and Expansion of Honors Tutorial College Program in Film: $9,375
To provide workshop, internship, practicum, and teaching or research assistant experiences for Honors Tutorial College film students.
Recipient: David Thomas, School of Film
How Do We Know Our Students Learn: An Assessment Model for Active Learning Classroom Teaching: $8,148
To develop a method for assessing the efficacy of pedagogical approaches that rely on active learning strategies.
Recipients: Sherrie Gradin, Center for Writing Excellence; Karin Sandell, Center for Teaching Excellence; Susan Sarnoff, Department of Social Work; and Lonnie Welch, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Freshman Engagement Program: $4,300
To link small groups of first-year students with peer mentors as part of an introductory course required for business majors.
Recipient: Michael Bila, College of Business
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