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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.