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Twenty-six faculty projects funded with innovative instruction grants

Wenzel Hesse
DeLoris Wenzel Hesse


Twenty-six faculty projects to improve teaching were recently funded through grants provided by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, in collaboration with the Provost’s Office.

Each of the Summer 2013 Innovative Instruction Faculty Grants provides $5,000 for faculty to improve teaching and learning through innovative instructional projects.

The projects receiving grants were:

  • Emuel Aldridge, “Coding and Merit Badges: New Components for NMIX 4110 (New Media Production)”;
  • Charles Byrd, “Integrating Student Videography and eLC-New in Elementary Russian I and II”;
  • Ike Choi, “Developing a Mobile Peer Evaluation Tool for Any Classroom”;
  • Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor and Sara Steger, “Digital Barn Raising for a Peer Review Platform”;
  • Ellen Evans, “KINS 2500: Exercise is Medicine: A General Education Course Proposal”;
  • Kamal Gandhi, “Enhancing and Digitizing the Forest Pest and Pathogen Collection at UGA”;
  • Jennifer Gay and Laurel Murrow, “Bridging the Gap between Public Health and Medical Education at UGA”;
  • Allison Haley, Simon Platt and Marc Kent, “Development of an Internet-based, Interactive Canine Neurology Teaching Model”;
  • Kelsey A. Hart, James N. Moore, Robert M. Gogal, Ira G. Roth and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, “Interactive Tools for Enhancing Instruction of Veterinary Diagnostic Skills”;
  • DeLoris Wenzel Hesse, “Improving Assessment Techniques for a Large Enrollment Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Class”;
  • Mary Hondalus, Sreekumari Rajeev, Brad Gilleland and Chris Herron, “Incorporation of Computer Animated and Interactive Laboratory Learning Modules and Clinical Case Workup for Enhancement of Veterinary Student Engagement and Retention of Veterinary Microbiology”;
  • Shelley Hooks, “Active Learning and Assessment in Pharmacology Instruction”;
  • Imi Hwangbo, “A New Model for Technology in the Art Foundations Classroom”;
  • Sonia Janis and Mardi Schmeichel, “Learning to Teach Social Studies in Authentic Settings”;
  • Kyle Johnsen and Hillary Tanner, “Mobile Immersive Learning Environments for Engineering”;
  • Nadia Kellam, “3-D Printing and Maker Learning Communities in the First Year Mechanical Engineering Program: Encouraging Retention and Professional Identity Development”;
  • Fanbin Kong, “Using Flipped Learning to Improve Food Engineering Course at the University of Georgia”;
  • Paula P. Lemons, “Reinvigorating BCMB 3100 with Case Studies and Flipped Class Sessions”;
  • Richard Morrison, “Development of a Library of Guided-Inquiry Clicker Exercises for Sophomore Organic Chemistry”;
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, “Apple Inc.’s Global Business Strategies: Balancing Law, Ethics and Human Rights”;
  • Julie Velásquez Runk, “Fostering Interaction, Local Engagement and Diverse Perspectives in ANTH 3541 Anthropology of Eating”;
  • Kristin Sayeski, “Addressing Dyslexia: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading”;
  • Janice Simon, “American Art and the Environmental View”;
  • Alan E. Stewart and John Knox, “Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Science: Probability Forecasting-Perception of the Probability of Precipitation”;
  • Brock Tessman, “Creating Conversations Outside the Classroom: A Cloud-based, Multimedia, Student-led Approach”; and
  • Zion Tsz-Ho Tse and William Kisaalita, “Do-It-Yourself Approach for Learning Engineering Physiology.”