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Vol 40  No 9
January 31, 2008


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Memorial Awards $50,000 to innovative teaching projects

Dr. Michael Collins, acting vice-president (academic), has announced the 2007 list of projects for which faculty were awarded Instructional Development Grants. These grants, valued at up to $5,000 each, are awarded to individuals or groups who propose an innovative teaching project or an implementation plan for a teaching strategy that is new to the department, the faculty or the institution. Proposals are reviewed by an inter-disciplinary faculty selection committee.

The 2007 grant recipients are: Dr. Maureen Volk and Dr. Kristina Szutor, School of Music, Video-Recording in Studio Pedagogy and Piano Instruction; Dr. Elizabeth Simms, Department of Geography, Remote Sensing Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Thematic Applications; Dr. Luc Beaulieu, Dr. Daniel Bourgeault, and Dr. Ivan Saika-Voivod, Department of Physics, Online Instructional Software Videos; Dr. Margo Kondratieva, Faculty of Education and Oana Radu, Department of Mathematics, New Instructional Media for Introductory Mathematics Courses; Edward Andrews, Division of Science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC), Introduction and Evaluation of a Wireless Personal Response System (Clicker Technology) to Enhance Instructor Teaching and Student Learning in Selected Courses at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College; Dr. Catherine Szego, School of Music, Critical Viewing — Online Resources in the Ethnomusicology Classroom; Dr. Sandra MacDonald, Brenda Oldford and Christine Castagne, School of Nursing, Use of Human Patient Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education Nursing Care of Middle and Older Adults; Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Department of Chemistry, Dr. Carol King, Department of Classics, Dr. Michael Newton, Department of Religious Studies, Debbie Wheeler, Department of Chemistry, SWGC, New Technology as a Means of Converting Computer Focused Instruction into a More Interactive Medium; Adam Nashman and Carol Nelson, Department of Fine Arts, SWGC, Technology and Theatre Craft; Dr. Shoshannah Ganz and Dr. Stephanie McKenzie, Department of English, SWGC, Publication as Student Motivation; Gerard Van Herk, Department of Linguistics, Primary Collaborative Research among Undergraduates.

Within two months of the completion of the project, recipients are required to submit a summary evaluative report of the implementation of the teaching initiative to the Vice-President (Academic) and to publicly disseminate information on the project to the wider university community through local publication and presentation.

The Instructional Development Grants process is facilitated by the Instructional Development Office, Distance Education and Learning Technologies. For more information contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at enosewor@mun.ca or 737-7540. The 2008 application process will be announced soon.

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