Funded Curricular Innovation Projects

The following curricular innovation projects proposed by faculty were selected for funding in summer 2023. Learn more about curricular innovation grants.

Faculty College/Division Department/School Course(s) Innovation Type Brief Description
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Natalie Andzik Education (CEDU) Special and Early Education

SESE 461 - Assistive Technology for Individuals with Autism and Multiple Disabilities

SESE 552 - Assistive Technology/Multiple Disabilities

Content Update Development of hands-on online activities to teach about use of assistive technologies in teaching.
Sinclair Bell Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Art and Design ARTH 282 - Introduction to World Art Course Redesign; Virtual Reality (VR) Use of personalized learning pathways, virtual reality, and active learning strategies to promote disciplinary skill sets while harnessing individual creativity using methods that increase access and promote inclusive learning opportunities.
Susan Bowers, Melissa Clucas Walter, Florensia Surjadi Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Family & Consumer Sciences

HDFS 231 - An Observational Approach to the Study and Assessment of Young Children

HDFS 331 - Inclusive Program Planning for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents

HDFS 439 - Infant Development in the Family: Typical and Atypical

HDFS 441 - Infant and Child Mental Health and Resiliency

Immersive Environments Use of 360-degree video and interactive technologies to create immersive classroom tours for use in early childhood education. 
Christina Cline Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Biological Sciences BIOS 357 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Open Educational Resources (OER) Development of open education resources to replace costly publisher materials and promote equitable outcomes.
Michael Eads Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Physics PHYS 210 - General Physics I Active Learning Implementation of active learning using a flipped classroom approach, student response systems, and team-based activities.
Gregory Elinson Law (CLAW) Law

Law 506 - Civil Procedure I

Law 507 - Civil Procedure II

Active Learning Implementation of active learning using student response systems and simulation- and case-based exercises.
Ryan Hibbett Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) English

ENGL 607 Literary Topics

HON 300: Dub Cultures: Literature and Music of the Caribbean and Black Britain

Interdisciplinary Approaches Interdisciplinary approach to teaching dub poetry as a literature form while exploring the history, politics, and culture of Jamaica and the West Indies, using rich visual and audio technology and guest performances by musicians and spoken-word artists.
Pi-Sui Hsu Education (CEDU) Educational Technology, Research and Assessment ETT 231 - Digital Visual Literacy in Learning Flipped Classroom Utilize a flipped classroom model with multimodal, accessible content that promotes active engagement using interactive video tools.
Farah Ishaq Education (CEDU) Kinesiology and Physical Education

LESM 360 - Sport Event and Facility Management

LESM 560 - Sport Facilities and Event Management

Virtual Reality (VR) Use of virtual reality to provide "near practical" experiences for students on facility and event management across professional, intercollegiate, recreational, and international sport with an emphasis on event, crowd, and risk management.
Venumadhav Korampally Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) Electrical Engineering ELE 250 - Computer Engineering I Inclusive Teaching Implementation of growth mindset interventions, social belonging strategies, and customizable learning paths.
Vera Lind Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) History HIST 110 - History of the Western World I Interdisciplinary Approaches Interdisciplinary approach to teaching history in a culturally responsive way using creative writing, painting, sculpture, geography, poetry, and music, among others, integrating with community-based activities.
Amanda Littauer Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality WGSS 350 - LGBTQ+ Studies Inclusive Teaching Implementation of trauma-informed approaches to support student mental health, including mindfulness, reflective writing, body scans, somatic movement, and sensory stimulation, among other practices, and doing so via technology for a synchronous online course.
Kevin Martin

Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET)

Environmental Studies 

Engineering Technology

ENVS/TECH 305 - Green Technologies

TECH 445 - Industrial Energy Utilization and Environmental Impacts

TECH 484 - Energy Management

Interdisciplinary Approaches Introduce project-based learning with interdisciplinary teams to address sustainable energy challenges using a jigsaw approach.
Jamie Mayer Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Allied Health and Communicative Disorders AHCD 494 - Workshop in Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Community Engagement  & Interdisciplinary Approaches Development of an interdisciplinary, service-learning-based course intended to provide students across allied health disciplines with both theoretical and experiential knowledge regarding dementia, in the context of providing service to individuals residing in long-term care and memory care centers within the DeKalb community utilizing music, art, literature, and cognitive science.
Biagio Palese Business (CBUS) Operations Management and Information Systems

OMIS 482 - Predictive Business Analytics

OMIS 665 - Big Data Analytics for Business

Interactive Course Materials Development of an interactive book containing text, images, and automated coding practices, in which students can learn coding and run R code without additional software installation.
Nicholas Pohlman Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) Mechanical Engineering MEE 485/486 - Senior Mechanical Engineering Design I/II

Community Engagement & Individualized Learning

Hybrid approach to a senior capstone course to increase student engagement with community/industry partners and to design project-based assessments that use interdisciplinary team approaches.
Charles Pudrith Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

COMD 300 - Introduction to Audiology

AUD 780 - Medical Audiology

Virtual Reality (VR) Use of virtual reality to learn foundational concepts of ear anatomy by allowing students to manipulate 3D models to identify organs of the ear.
Angeline Stuckey Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) English ENGL 103 - Rhetoric and Composition I Visual Literacy Use of visual literacy techniques, such as infographics, to represent written work in a visual format and to use visuals as a mechanism for analyzing written work.
Jifu Tan Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) Mechanical Engineering

MEE 340 - Fluid Mechanics

MEE 380 - Numerical Methods

Interactive Course Materials Development of an interactive engineering notebook that renders computations as handwritten calculations and integrates computing, mathematics, engineering, and scientific communications while introducing students to Python programming.
Zachary Wahl-Alexander Education (CEDU) Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE)

KNPE 343 -  Elementary School Physical Education Methods and Field Experience

KNPE 344/544 - Field Experience in the Elementary School 

KNPE 449 - Current Issues in Physical Education and Sport

KNPE 479/579 - Field Experience in Secondary Physical Education

Virtual Reality (VR) Use of virtual reality and immersive video to create a library of resources demonstrating high quality physical education instruction as a modeling technique for use with pre-service teachers.
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