CELT announces recipients of Miller Faculty Fellowships

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) has announced the 2014-15 Miller Faculty Fellowships. Out of a record 26 applications, six projects were funded for a total of $60,000.

Miller Faculty Fellowships provide faculty members with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative ways to enhance student learning. Any ISU faculty member may submit proposals, individually or with a team.

The 2014-15 Miller Faculty Fellowships recipients are:

A gift that keeps giving

The Miller Faculty Fellowships are funded through the estate of F. Wendell Miller, who left his entire estate jointly to Iowa State and the University of Iowa.

Proposal: "Development of a Veterinary Clinical Skills Learning Laboratory"
Authors: Stephanie Caston, assistant professor, veterinary clinical sciences; Jennifer Schleining, associate professor, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine; and Dean Riedesel, professor, veterinary clinical sciences
Funding: $14,920

Proposal: "Team-based Learning Outcomes: Developing a Survey Instrument to Evaluate Student Motivation and Beliefs About Learning"
Authors: Lisa Orgler, lecturer, horticulture; Monica Lamm, associate professor, chemical and biological engineering; Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, economics; Ann Smiley-Oyen, associate professor, kinesiology; Michael Dorneich, associate professor, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Holly Bender, associate director, CELT; Sandra Gahn, program manager, institutional research; Sarah Bickelhaupt, graduate assistant, human development and family studies; Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, economics; Cassandra Dorius, assistant professor, human development and family studies
Funding: $14,760

Proposal: "Show Them the Data: A Strategy to Improve Engagement and Enhance Student Learning Outcomes in STEM Classrooms"
Authors: Monica Lamm, associate professor, chemical and biological engineering; Clark Coffmann, associate professor, genetics/development and cell biology; Patrick Armstrong, associate professor, psychology; Robert Reason, associate professor, School of Education; Shana Carpenter, assistant professor, psychology
Funding: $15,000

Proposal: "American Sign Language Learning Modules for Comprehension and Interpretive Skill Enhancement"
Author: Jonathan Webb, lecturer, world languages and cultures
Funding: $6,209

Proposal: "Using Learning Modules to Prepare Honors Students for Capstone Projects"
Authors: Susan Yager, faculty director, honors program; Laurie Smith Law, program manager, honors program; Dana Schumacher, program coordinator, honors program
Funding: $5,900

Proposal: "Mutants, Microbes and Molecules: Course Development for a Student-driven, Inquiry-based Microbiology Laboratory"
Author: Claudia Lemper, lecturer, plant pathology and microbiology
Funding: $3,211