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Innovative teaching projects: strategic seed grant recipients announced

UNCG has been a long-time leader in exploring effective and innovative pedagogy. Dr. David Teachout, director of the University Teaching & Learning Commons, notes that was true of Woman’s College with its dedication to high quality innovative teaching practices – and those traditions of excellence and outreach continue to be seen throughout the university.

In December and January, a number of faculty submitted proposals to be considered for SEED Grant funding for Innovative Teaching projects that highlight experiential learning and focus on the three themes of the UNCG strategic plan.

These projects employ innovative practices and strategies that provide students with the tools and disposition to synthesize and transfer learning to new complex situations, particularly related to the strategic plan themes (Health and Wellness, Vibrant Communities, or Global Connections), within and beyond the campus. The projects connect students to transferrable knowledge and experiences (experiential learning) and help them develop the ability to formulate questions from multiple perspectives.

After a review by faculty colleagues, the following proposals were selected:

Jeannette Alarcon, School of Education
TED 646: Introduction to Equity Education


Barbara Campbell Thomas, School of Art
VPA 533: Mindfulness for Artists


Mark Elliot, Department of History
HIS 210: Human Rights in Modern World History


Benjamin Filene, Department of History
HIS 317: Creating a Public Past: History beyond the University


Michael Frierson, Department of Media Studies
MST 485: Client Based Production


Heather Helms, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
HDF 212: Families and Close Relationships


Elizabeth Perrill, Department of Art
ARH 370: African Art, Digital and Experiential Redesign


Hemali Rathnayake, Department of Nanoscience
NAN 705: Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chemistry


Jeanie Reynolds, Department of English
Summer Institute for Writing


Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, School of Nursing
NUR 420: Community Health and Nursing


Deborah Taub, Department of Specialized Education Services
SES 100-level: Madness, Freaks, and Others: History of Disability


Sarah Wheeler, Department of Specialized Education Services
SES 300-level: Disability in Global Contexts