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2011-2012 Grant Recipients

Two types of grants were available in 2011 to those interested in course redesign. The Planning Grant allowed recipients to explore possible models and approaches to course redesign while the Course Redesign Grant provided funding for faculty to implement course redesign projects.

Planning Grant Recipients

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Project Lead: Dr. Andrew Swift
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Shifting the focus of classroom activities from lecture to more discussion of course concepts ... "Ideally, the focus during class would be on discussing the underlying concepts that define statistics rather than on the mechanics of performing particular cases of statistics."
Timeframe: Research on NCAT models and redesign possibilities during Fall 2011 semester followed by a pilot of the redesigned course in Fall 2012.

Project Leads: Dr. Karen Dwyer & Marlina Davidson
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Improve enrollment numbers by shifting to asynchronous online formats and implementing online assessment measures
Timeframe: Begin process of moving content to an online format during Fall 2011 semester.

Course Redesign Grant Recipients

Project Lead: Kate Rempfer & Dr. Paige Toller
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Increase enrollment and improve efficiencies by shifting content to online formats
Timeframe: Transition content to online format during Fall 2011 semester with piloting in 2012 academic year.

Project Lead: Dr. Gwyneth Cliver
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Improved learning by creating more online excercises for students to practice language and receive feedback. Improve efficiency by automating scoring of exercises.
Timeframe: Online excercises developed during Fall 2011 for testing in Fall 2011 and implementation in Spring 2012

Project Lead: Dr. Anita Saalfeld
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Increase enrollment and improve efficiency by transition course content into online formats. Leverage publisher online content and exercises to provide additional practice opportunities.
Timeframe: Transition content during Summer and Fall 2011 semester. Pilot use of content in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.

Project Lead: Dr. Ana Cruz, Dr. Chin-Chung Chao, & Dr. Cynthia Robinson
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Increase efficiency by consolidating and standardizing course content from 3 separate sections. Increase enrollment by shifting content and activities to online formats.
Timeframe: Draft of syllabus created by end of Fall 2011 semester. Implement online version in Fall 2012.

Project Lead: Dr. Connie Schaffer & Dr. Sheryl McGlamery
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Increase efficiencies by more closely aligning expectations and assessments for teacher candidate field experiences.
Timeframe: Work with focus groups during Fall 2011 semester to design field experience expectations and evaluation instruments with the goal of piloting the changes in Fall 2012.

Project Lead: Dr. Paul Van Vliet
Area To Be Addressed by Redesign: Increase student engagement by redesigning the course to incorporate the game design based on principles outlined in Dr. Jane McGonigal and her book Reality Is Broken.
Timeframe: Redesign changes implemented Fall 2011.