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Feb 20, 2018


Research and Creative Activity

Faculty Development Partnership Grants Announcement

At the end of Fall semester 2017, the Partnership Grants Subcommittee of the Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) reviewed the grants submitted, and the FDAC agreed with their recommendations to allot $800 to each of the following Spring 2018 projects:

  • "B.I.O.N.I.C: Essential Leadership Qualities of Students in a School-Based Mentoring Programs," proposed by Dr. Heidi Larson of the Counseling and Student Development Department to work with Mr. Richard Stuart, Mattoon High School, and 5 student interns.
  • "Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning," proposed by Dr. Hasan Mavi of the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department to work with Ms. Beth Gillespie, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, and Charleston Transitional Facility.
  • "Rural School Educational Collaboration," proposed by Dr. Melissa Ames, of the English Department to work with Dr. Marjorie Worthington, English & Women Studies, and local rural high school liaisons.
  • "Supporting Healthy School Communities," proposed by Dr. Julie Dietz of the Health Promotion Department to work with Dr. Jeanne Okransinski, ECELEMLE. Dr. Nikki Hillier, Health Promotion, Dr. Katie Lewandowski, Geology-Geography, Dr. Brian Reid ECELEMLE, and local schools.
  • "The CAH, CEPS, and BTC Partnership to Evaluate and Implement History-Based Curricula," proposed by Dr. Jay Bickford of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education Department to work with Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Library, Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, History, and EC/ELE/MLE graduate students. 

Partnership Grants encourage EIU faculty to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research projects, foster collegiality and collaboration across departmental and collegial lines, and form partnerships with the wider community. The Faculty Development Office is proud to support these innovative projects.

Raquael Logan, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 31, 2018

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