The provost’s office is pleased to announce the first cohort of Ignite Grant awardees. This award program supports new ideas and approaches for course, curriculum, and program development that make an innovative contribution to UP’s teaching and learning future. The following faculty will receive a $5,000 grant to explore new ideas that have the potential to reshape the classroom experience:
- Jeffrey White, international languages and cultures; Carolyn James, mathematics: “Peer Learning Capture”
- Rebecca Smith, Nicole Ralston, and Ben Gallegos, education: “Going Beyond the Classroom: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Classroom Learning”
- Laurie Dizney, Tara Prestholdt, ad Christine Weilhoefer, biology: “Advancing the Biology Curriculum through the Franz Campus”
- Alexa Dare, communication studies; Lauren Alfrey, sociology; Ali Na, communication studies: “Radical Praxis: Race and Gender Inequality In and Beyond the Classroom”
- Lindsay Benes and Joanne Olsen, nursing: “Designing the Learning Ecosystem to Ignite Education”
- Sam Holloway, Ian Parkman, and Itzel Megchun, business: “MakerSpace Curriculum”
Project abstracts will be posted in the coming weeks on the Teaching and Learning Hub under “Ignite Grants.” The Office of the Provost extends its thanks to all who have participated in this round of Ignite Grants and Tom Greene would like to acknowledge leadership of Erin Tochen and Sam Williams in facilitating this work. Stay tuned for the next round of Ignite Grants scheduled to launch in the fall.