Instructional, travel grants

CTAL awards grants to 19 faculty, 2 graduate students


9:14 a.m., July 10, 2014--Nineteen University of Delaware faculty members and two graduate students have won instructional grants awarded by UD's Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) to support curriculum development, assessment projects and travel to education-related conferences. The grants total more than $64,000. 

Several awardees earned grants to support of innovative curriculum development. Their projects include exploring novel uses of technology to aid instruction, the incorporation of service learning opportunities, multidisciplinary course development and the assessment of student learning and educational practice. These projects will be conducted this summer or during the next academic year. 

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Travel Grants were awarded to faculty and two graduate students (with primary responsibility for teaching UD courses) who traveled to conferences or seminars related to teaching. 

Recipients and their projects 

• Sebastian Cioaba, mathematical sciences, and Charles Boncelet, electrical and computer engineering “Creating Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Technology Course”

• Abigail Clarke-Sather and Thomas Schumacher, both civil and environmental engineering, “Integrating Service Learning Modules to Help Students Apply Learning about Sustainability”

• Bryan Crissinger, mathematical sciences, “The Effect of Distributed Practices in Undergraduate Statistic Homework Sites”

• Joe Harris, English, “Creating, Piloting and Assessing an English 110 Super Section”

• Alenka Hlousek-Radojcic, biological sciences, and Jacqueline Fajardo, chemistry and biochemistry,  “Creating Integrated Bio-Chemistry Honors”

• Hannah Kim, history, “Piloting a performance assessment of student teaching through video recordings and reflections of lessons”

• Ellen Monk, accounting and MIS, “Assessing the pedagogical outcomes of a blended learning second-level management information systems class project”

• Kate Scantlebury, chemistry and biochemistry, “Improving Co-teaching across the university of Delaware's Teacher Education Programs”

Travel grants recipients

• Amy Cowperthwait, nursing, to attend the International Nursing Simulation Learning Resource Centers 

• Tracey Holden, communication, to attend the Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference

• Ashley Kilmer, sociology and criminal justice, Inside-Out Training Institute 

• Carla Guerron Montero, anthropology, ninth International Conference for e-Learning

• Steven Mortenson, communication, National Communication Association Conference

• Florence Schmieg, biological sciences, Lilly East Spring International Conference

• Jennifer Saylor, nursing, International Nursing Simulation Learning Resource Centers

• Lydia Timmins, communication, Broadcast Education Association Conference

• Carolyn White Bartoo, communication, Educators Academy of the Public Relations Student Society of America

• Tanya Whittle, sociology and criminal justice, Inside-Out Training Institute 

The center congratulates all awardees.

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