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Jackson Grant Recipients Announced

Due to a generous gift from William G. Jackson, the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the 2015 grant recipients.  Nearly $55,000 in grants were awarded to instructors and teams of instructors at $1000, $5000, and $10000 levels. These grants will support course/program reform or expansion projects using blended and online learning.  

This year's solicitation placed special emphasis on mentoring of instructors new to blended learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, shared content, matching support, testing, and assessment. A committee, assembled by the Provost and the CTL Director, reviewed many compelling grant proposals in order to select this year's grant recipients:

$10,000 Level
  • Lauren Bowen, Humanities ($9,846)
  • Steven Elmer, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology ($7,567)
  • Todd King, Mathematical Sciences
  • Jonathan Robins, Social Sciences

$5,000 Level

  • Susan Amato-Henderson, Cognitive and Learning Sciences ($3,000)
  • Tara Bal, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science ($3,000)
  • Amy Hamlin, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Brigitte Morin, Biological Sciences

$1,000 Level

  • Tim Eisele, Chemical Engineering
  • Chunming Gao, School of Technology
  • Ben Ong, Mathematical Sciences

Jackson Grant recipients will be working on their projects through spring and summer of 2015, with changes ready for implementation and presentation in the fall. For more information about the grant projects, please refer to our blog article.