Four educational research
projects proposed by Missouri S&T faculty were funded for 2019-20 as part
of a mini-grant program that promotes scholarly inquiry into a question about
teaching and learning. The Center for Advancing
Faculty Excellence (CAFE) provided nearly $13,000 to fund the following
Impact of Awarding Digital Badges on Engineering Student Attitudes and Habits,”
led by Dr. Joan B. Schuman, associate teaching professor of engineering management
and systems engineering, received $2,540.
Effect of the Sequencing of Linear Algebra (Math 3108) on Student Success,” led
by Dr. Xiaojing Chen-Murphy, instructor of mathematics and statistics, $2,889.
it Personal: Evaluating the Impact of a Self-reference Writing Assignment on
Memory Retention of Course Material,” led by Dr. Jessica Cundiff, assistant
professor of psychological science, $5,000.
and Evaluation of an Early Alert System to Identify ‘Academically’ At-risk Student,”
led by Dr. Nicolas Libre, assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural
and environmental engineering, $5,000.