Center for Educational Innovation

Academic Affairs and Provost

Experiments in Learning Innovation

In Fall 2014, academic units and individual faculty were invited to submit expressions of interest for educational innovation grants from the Provost's Office and the Center for Educational Innovation. These awards support innovative undergraduate teaching and learning at the course or curricular level.  

Ken Helle

ELI Innovation Stories: Ken Heller

Customizable computer coaches for problem solving in introductory physics.

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Mike Manno

ELI Innovation Stories: Mike Manno

Developing a video series to support materials science laboratory experiments.

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Michelle Driessen

ELI Innovation Stories: Michelle Driessen

Developing intentional learning communities (ILCs) for students in CHEM 1061.

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Grant recipients are:

Bijaya Aryal, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Marian Aanerud, & Eric Hall
Implementation of web-based computer coaches for problem solving in a physics course​

Jigna Desai, & Lars Mackenzie
Digital humanities and digital learning: Web mapping, digital storytelling, and social justice projects

Jill Doerfler, Edward Minnema, Linda LeGarde Grover, Erik Redix, Tadd Johnson, & Joseph Bauerkemper
Designing collaborative faculty boot camps for course development

Michelle Driessen & Emily Pelton
Developing intentional learning communities (ILCs) for students in CHEM 1061

Lorraine Francis & Michael Manno
Developing and expanding 3D printing in materials science laboratories

Oscar Garza, Lisa Sass-Zaragoza, & Zobeida Bonilla
Community engagement in a social justice framework: Community health and the medication experience

Brian Gute  
Developing a student-centered chemistry course using the flipped classroom model

Joshua Hamilton, Alison Hoxie, David Saftner, Peter Willemsen, & Tracy Bibelnieks  
Developing a cohort of teaching innovators in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering

Karin Hamilton & Tricia Todd
The new healthcare team: Developing a semester interprofessional case simulation

Leon Hsu & Ken Heller
Customizable computer coaches for problem solving in introductory physics

Jennifer Liang, David Beard, Tim Craig, Jessica Rick, Robert Sterner, Shannon Stevenson, & Liz Wright
Creating the “Duluth Journal of Undergraduate Biology

Michael Manno & Lorraine Francis
Developing a video series to support materials science laboratory experiments

Steven Manson, Melinda Kernik, Laura Matson, & Eric DeLuca
Developing a suite of web mapping tools and pedagogical material that supports spatial thinking 

Duane Nykamp
Developing and assessing a mastery learning approach to MATH 1241: Calculus and dynamical systems in biology

Mark Pedelty & Joy Hamilton
Flipping the environmental communication course: Using online methods to teach a field-based course

Emily Pelton & Michelle Driessen
Developing and implementing active learning classrooms and activities for CHEM 1015

Dan Philippon, Jason Hill, Cheryl Robertson, Elizabeth Wilson, Fred Rose, Bill Arnold, Barrett Colombo, & Julian Marshall
A coordinated suite of grand challenge courses

Robert Poch
Redesigning a U.S. history survey course using an active, problem-based approach

Gabriela Sweet, Diane Rackowski, Anna Olivero-Agney, Sara Mack, & Joanne Peltonen
Maximizing the benefits of the language learner self-assessment toolkit: Creating options for sustainable use

Michael White, Connie Tzenis, Karl Lorenz, Julie Grossman, Craig Hassel, Ingrid Schneider, Amy Smith & Emily Ehlinger
Working across difference: A college-wide initiative to graduate interculturally competent citizens

Heather Zierhut, Bonnie LeRoy, & Pat McCarthy-Veach
Flipping the classroom and the clinic: Meeting the needs of the expanding genetic counseling workforce through online branching case studies and gamification

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