Experiments in Learning Innovation

These 18-month projects supported innovative undergraduate teaching and learning at the course or curricular level. Projects were funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Project management and consultation support was provided by staff from CEI and Academic Technology Support Services, OIT.

ELI Innovation Stories: Ken Heller

Customizable computer coaches for problem solving in introductory physics.

ELI Innovation Stories: Mike Manno

Developing a video series to support materials science laboratory experiments.

ELI Innovation Stories: Michelle Driessen

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


2014 Grant Recipients

Expanding Active Learning

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

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

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

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

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

Building New Course Structures

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

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

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

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

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

Reframing Assessment

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

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

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

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

Fostering Faculty Innovation

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

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

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

Supporting Student Learning

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

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

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

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