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Support for High-Enrollment Courses

Faculty members from a wide range of disciplines are rethinking the way they teach large-enrollment courses. They are complementing the traditional lecture with instructional technologies and active learning methods based on decades of research about how students learn. The CFE Large Course Redesign Initiative supports faculty members interested in implementing changes to a large enrollment course in order to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.

Since this competitive grants program was announced in 2012, the CFE has awarded individual course redesign grants to more than 100 faculty members, as well as two larger grants to support department-wide efforts in Anthropology and History. The program has helped transform large course sections serving thousands of Carolina students.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the award winners for the 2020-21 grants competition:

  • Deb Aikat, Hussman School of Journalism and Media
  • Alice Ammerman, Shu Wen Ng, and Jessica Soldavini, Gillings School of Public Health
  • Misha Becker and Katya Pertsova, Linguistics
  • Li-ling Hsaio, Asian Studies
  • Amanda Northcross and Melanie Studer, Gillings School of Public Health
  • Jeff Spinner-Halev, Political Science
  • Hérica Valladares, Classics
  • Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf, Physics and Astronomy

The next call for proposals will be announced in November. For more information on the program, download the 2020-21 Call for Proposals.

 

Past Awards

2019-20 Participants

  • Karen Auerbach, History
  • Lois Boynton, Hussman School of Media and Journalism
  • Mara Evans, Biology
  • Kathleen Fitzgerald, Sociology
  • Rhonda Lanning, School of Nursing
  • John Majikes, Computer Science
  • Jeff McClean, Statistics and Operations Research
  • Kristin Ondrak, Exercise and Sport Science
  • Jack Snoeyink, Computer Science
  • Aubrey Snowden, Dramatic Arts
  • Kathleen Thomas, School of Law
  • Matt Weidenfeld, Political Science

2018-19 Participants

  • Matt Andrews, History
  • Melinda Beck, Nutrition/Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Lorrie Cramer, Microbiology/School of Medicine
  • Helyne Frederick, School of Education
  • Vidyadhar Kulkarni, Statistics and Operation Research
  • Claire Scott, Christina Weiler, Kyung Gagum , Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Miranda Thomas, Mathematics
  • Danielle Zurcher, Chemistry

2017-18 Participants

  • Neal Caren, Sociology
  • Patrick Harrison and Viji Sathy, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Hosun Kim, Romance Studies
  • Priscilla Layne, Germanic and Slavic Languages
  • Patricia Mcanany and Ben Arbuckle, Anthropology
  • Sarah Shields, History
  • Kalina Staub, Economics
  • Dave Stotts, Computer Science
  • Jeff Summerlin-Long, Public Policy
  • Eren Tasar, History

2016-17 Participants

  • Emily Baragwanath, Classics
  • Mike Figueroa, Music
  • Chris Jones, Mathematics
  • Fred Naiden, History
  • John Papanikolas, Chemistry
  • Michelle Robinson, American Studies
  • Michelle Sheran-Andrews, Economics

2015-16 Participants

  • Steve Buzinski, Psychology
  • Erica Johnson, Michal Osterweil, and Jonathan Weiler, Global Studies
  • Ram Neta, Philosophy
  • Betsy Olson and Elizabeth Havice, Geography
  • Marsha Penner, Psychology
  • Tony Perucci, Communication Studies
  • Jason Roberts, Political Science
  • Blaire Steinwand, Biology
  • Dave Stotts, Computer Science
  • Ariana Vigil and Michele Berger, Women’s and Gender Studies

2014-15 Participants

  • Jay Aikat, Computer Science
  • Linda Green, Brenda Shryock, Debra Etheridge and Elizabeth McLaughlin, Mathematics
  • Suzanne Harris, School of Pharmacy
  • Jeannie Loeb, Psychology
  • Layna Mosley, Political Science
  • Christopher Nelson and Townsend Middleton, Anthropology
  • Gabor Pataki and Robin Cunningham, Statistics and Operations Research
  • Patrick Conway and Charles Merritt, Economics
  • John Sweet, History
  • Ben Waterhouse, History

2013-14 Participants

  • Rita Balaban, Economics
  • Jean Davison and Sonda Oppewal, School of Nursing
  • Joe Kennedy, School of Law
  • Laurie McNeil and David Smith, Physics and Astronomy
  • Silvia Tomaskova, Anthropology
  • Courtney Woods, School of Public Health

2012-13 Participants

  • Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Anthropology
  • Jean DeSaix, Biology
  • Buck Goldstein and John Akin, Economics, and Holden Thorp, Chemistry
  • Suzanne Hobbs, School of Public Health
  • Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Dramatic Arts
  • Jennifer Krumper and Carribeth Bliem, Chemistry
  • Tim Marr, American Studies, and Jocelyn Neal, Music
  • Mark McCombs, Mathematics
  • Dan Reichart, Physics and Astronomy
  • Viji Sathy, Psychology

Funding for the CFE Large Course Redesign Grants Program is provided by the Provost’s Office. Planning and support is provided by the CFE and ITS-Teaching and Learning.

Questions?  Contact Bob Henshaw

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