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Center for Innovation grants $44K to NNU faculty

February 2, 2014, 2:02 pm
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In December, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning granted nearly $44,000 in funds to NNU faculty. Last semester, faculty applied for funds in two categories: 1) to purchase technology (hardware or software) that will enhance student academic outcomes; or, 2) to fund professional development for faculty who seek to increase the use of instructional technology to engage students in their discipline.

The Spring 2014 Grantees & Projects are:

  • Lori Werth and Heidi Curtis – Attending Pearson CITE Conference to present on the Education Department’s iPad project.
  • Dan Nogales and the General Education Council – Attending the Association of American Colleges and Universities annual conference with the theme of integrated and innovative education.
  • The IT Department – Awarded to expand the Idaho Education Network connection on NNU’s campus. This statewide network connects NNU to Idaho public schools for professional development and conferences.
  • ¬†Dennis Waller – Awarded to pilot an alternative way to record student speeches in the Public Speaking course with the use of an iPad.
  • Duane Slemmer – Awarded funds to purchase apps for the Education Department’s set of iPads for pre-service teachers.
  • Duane Slemmer, Lori Sanchez and Whitney Ward – Attending the Texas Computer Education Association conference.
  • Gary Waller – Awarded a license to Camtasia¬† for enhancing his online lectures in the APP College Core program.
  • Kay Webb – Attending a distance supervision conference to further NNU’s efforts of supervising students that are not working within the Treasure Valley.
  • Kay Webb – Awarded to assist her research project of using Strengths Finder in Cornerstone courses.
  • Ron Strohmeyer and the Biology Department – Awarded to purchase special cameras where students can record their lab work and reference it later.
  • Brent Peterson, Joe Gorman and Diane LeClerc – Awarded to pilot the use of iPads to record video journals in the Intro to Theology course.
  • Jay Akkerman and STCM Department of Religion – Awarded equipment to assist them in”flipping” the classroom for the Intro to Bib Lit course.
  • Dan Lawrence and Duke Bulanan – Awarded for students to pilot utilizing iPads in the Physics and Engineering department for digital textbooks and course related apps.
  • Jason Coldell – Attending the Gardner International Conference on Recreational Mathematics to help engage students in his general education math courses.

Missed applying for a grant last semester? The Center for Innovation is now accepting applications for fall 2014 projects and professional development . The deadline for applications is May 1, 2014. For an application and more information, contact Bethany Haglund (467-8353 or bhaglund@nnu.edu).

Need help brainstorming ideas? The Center for Innovation is here to help! You can contact Eric Kellerer or Bethany Haglund in the Center to schedule a time to dream big.


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