Nine educational research projects developed by S&T faculty representing eight academic departments have been funded for 2012-2013 as part of a mini-grant program. The program is co-sponsored by the vice provost for academic affairs’ office and the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI).
Academic affairs is providing $22,010 for the projects. This is the second round of funding with five projects previously funded in 2011.
The 2012-2013 funded projects are:
- “Design and Implementation of a Study to Determine if a Cell Model Project Attains Desired Learning Outcomes,” Katie Shannon, assistant professor of biological sciences, $1,410
- “Developing Self-Assessment Tools to Improve Technical Presentation Skills of Engineering Students,” Mary Reidmeyer, associate teaching professor of materials science and engineering, and Richard Brow, professor of materials science and engineering, $2,500
- “Development of Free Data Base for Modern Physics Homework Problems,” John Greg Story, associate professor of physics, $1,700
- “Evaluation of Electronic Flashcards as a Tool to Improve Exam Readiness” Susan Murray, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, $2,000
- “Implementing Real-World Design Examples Into the Main Framework of Design Courses,” Chien-Chung Chen, assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, $3,000
- “Improving Success in General Chemistry by Enhancing Learning Enhancement and Reviving the Fallen” EmmaLou Satterfield, assistant teaching professor of chemistry, $4,068
- “Integrating Effective Learning Techniques to Accommodate the Needs of the Solitary Learner,” Cynthia Bolon, lecturer in chemistry, $2,632
- “Student Usage and Perceptions of Virtual Office Hours That Extends Beyond the Traditional Face-to-Face Setting,” Nishant Kumar, assistant teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, $500
- “Using Course Collaboration and Inductive Learning to Enhance Student Team Effectiveness,” Bonnie Bachman, professor of business and information technology, and Yingchou Lin, assistant professor of business and information technology, $4,200.
Members of the review committee included Philip Whitefield, interim vice provost for academic affairs, and Harvest Collier, vice provost for undergraduate studies, as well as members of the CERTI steering committee.
Results of the research will be shared with the campus at the Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in March 2013. Visit the CERTI website for more information about the program.