Supporting Evidence-Based Learning in Professional Schools

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The CFE Pro40+ Course Redesign Grants Program supports professional school faculty members who want to make significant changes to courses or course sections which enroll 40 or more students. Each of the recipients proposes to redesign their course by using active learning principles that are known to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. These proposals are reviewed by a committee of faculty members and CFE staff, and successful applicants receive a modest budget for their projects, benefit from consultations with CFE staff, and join with other recipients as part of a year-long faculty learning community.

The Pro40+ Program is modelled on the CFE 100+ Grants Program, which supports the redesign of large-enrollment courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The inaugural Pro40+ call for proposals was announced in Fall Semester 2014, and recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year include:

  • Amy Denham, School of Medicine
  • Richard Faldowski, Allied Health Sciences
  • Vivian Go, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Elaine Harwood, School of Nursing
  • Mike Jarstfer, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Jon McClanahan, School of Law
  • Carrie Palmer and Tom Bush, School of Nursing
  • Rocio Quinonez, School of Dentistry
  • Karin Yeatts, Gillings School of Global Public Health