Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients

The 2021-2022 Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients

Curriculum Innovation Grants provide funding of up to $4,000 to improve student learning through high-impact (active learning) practices or inclusive teaching that emphasizes diversity and multicultural perspectives. Curriculum Innovation awards are made through a competitive application process.

Brandon Aigner and Stacie Finley
Brandon Aigner                                Stacie Finley
COE

Reading, Foundations, and Technology
Mental Health First Aid

Matt McKay
Matt McKay
CNAS

Geography, Geology, and Planning
Creating VR content for immserive geoscience courses
 

Benjamin Beranek
Benjamin Beranek
CHPA

Economics
Bringing Novel Experiences and Experiments into Experimental Economics

A Minor Baker and Chloe Bolyard
A. Minor Baker                                   Chloe Bolyard
COE

Childhood Education and Family Studies
Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Elementary Education

John Gram and Julia Troche
John Gram                                          Julia Troche
CHPA

History
Seeking Inclusive Excellence through Indigenous Histories of the Americas

Deborah Piland
Deborah Piland
MCHHS

Biomedical Sciences
Food Photography, Food Styling, and Set Design

Mandy Benedict-Chambers
Mandy Benedict-Chambers
COE
Childhood Education and Family Studies
Using a Common Reading across an Elementary Education Graduate Program: Promoting Equitable Practices to Transform Teachers' Classroom and School Communities

Nathan Miracle
Nathan Miracle
MCHHS

Physician Assistant Studies
Enhancement of Acute Airway Management and Endotracheal Intubation Skills in Physician Assistant Students

Cindi Aurentz, Stephanie Nikbakht, Melissa Penkalski, Jeanie Skibiski, and Diane Smith

Cindi Aurentz             Stephanie Nikbakht      Melissa Penkalski        Jeanie Skibiski           Diane Smith
MCHHS

Nursing
Integrating Trauma Informed Care into the Nursing Curriculum to Meet the Needs of a Trauma Impacted World

The 2020-2021 Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients



Damon Bassett

Geography Geology and Planning
Technological Solutions for Improved Inclusion and Online Experiences for Field Trips and Field Based Courses in Geoscience

Melissa Penkalski, Shelley Carter, and Ronda Entlicher-Stewart
School of Nursing
Enhancing Students’ Classroom Experience with Innovative Technology

Lori Rogers and Judy Tarbox
Department of English
E-portfolios and Diversity Statements to Advance DiversePerspectives and Encourage High Impact Practices in the Writing Classroom



Vanessa Rodriguez de la Vega

Modern and Classical Languages
Fostering Social Justice Practices in Spanish Upper-level Courses

Kyler Sherman-Wilkins
Sociology and Anthropology
Incorporating Anti-racism into Undergraduate Methods and Statistics Courses in the Social Sciences

The 2019-2020 Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients

Tamara Arthaud
Tamara Arthaud
COE
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
Teaching Diagnostic Assessment Procedures via ZOOM Online Format to a Diverse Student Population

Christian McCall and Tona Hetzler
Christian McCall and Tona Hetzler
MCHHS
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
Simulated Patient Experience to Supplement Skill Development

Amanda Keys and Michele Brown
Amanda Keys and Michele Brown

Social Work
Enhanced Learning: Flipping Online Social Work Practice Courses

Leslie Seawright
Leslie Seawright

English
Developing Cultural Competence in Technical and Professional Writing

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Paul Ajuwon

Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
Strengthening the Curriculum to Support the Online Program in Blindness and Low Vision

Julia Troche
Julia Troche

History
High-Impact Learning in Ancient History Instruction

Joseph Williams
Joseph Williams

Biomedical Sciences
Student Success and Learning Foundation Development in a Large-scale Introductory Biomedical Sciences Course