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Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002

New faculty 1993-2001

Faculty Development Grant

from the Bush Foundation

Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD


Awards

Year 1 (Jan 2003 - May 2004)

Section of Faculty
Development Grant
Faculty
Member
Project Goals,
Reports
1. Student Learning Assessment This section is administered by the Assessment Committee, in association with the Faculty Development Committee
1b. Department development grants Biology:
Craig Spencer and Deb Carlson
Assess the existing curriculum for biology majors and to compare curriculum to a number of sister colleges. Give the ETS Major Field Test in Biology. Final
1b. Nursing Expand and refine the assessment of students' learning in order to impact their performance in the acute care and community clinical setting Final
1b. Religion Develop procedures to implement the assessment of the introductory seminar and the "Senior Thesis" program, to develop procedures for implementing the "integration" section of the Outcomes Proposal, and to develop a booklet that explains the Religion Department's assessment plan to students. Final product

(Note: 501KB file)

2b. Support for the
Augustana Symposium
Michael Waddell
& committee
Augustana Symposium
12 April 2003
Final

Goals

Addressing the Goals

2c. Projects that examine
the relationship between
student learning and pedagogy
(year 1 Theme: Information Literacy)
Judith Howard,
Julie Ashworth
Purpose: To incorporate information literacy skills into Education 275: Generic Methods. Specifically, to incorporate the use of instructional technology to address Standard Four of the ACRL competency standards Interim

Goals

Final

Addressing the Goals

2c Judith Howard, Lisa Brunick, Karen Mahan Purpose: Students studying communication disorders need to develop skills in evaluating research and literature. Interim

Goals

Final

2c Lisa Brunick, Martin Dennis Purpose: The project coordinators propose modifying PSYC 115, General Psychology course to enhance the current course objectives through the integration of information literacy skills. Interim

Goals

Final

2c Jan Brue Enright, Peg Preston Purpose: to integrate information literacy education into Western Civilization 115 (Honors) Interim and
Goals

Final
Pre-Test
Post-Test

2c Lisa Brunick, Sherry Feinstein Purpose: This project will target students in a required course for education majors, Educational Psychology and Measurement, EDUC 245. The proposed activity will develop and strengthen our students’ ability to successfully access and critically evaluate resources and insure that “students learn the information inquiry process necessary to further their understanding of the course content” (Orr, Appleton, & Wallin, 2001, 458). Interim

Goals

Final

2c Kay Christensen, Tryg Fredrickson Purpose: To incorporate information literacy skills into Business Administration 320: Principles of Management (BSAD 320). Interim

Goals

Final

2d. 2-3 projects per summer for research programs specifically supporting undergraduate research with particular emphasis on student learning outcomes from student research projects Martin Dennis Student researcher: Amanda Jonas
Faculty mentor: Martin Dennis
A proposal to study the inattentional blindness phenomenon
Interim & Goals

Final

Jonas final paper: Shape Priming

2d Ann Pederson Student researcher: Corey Nuffer
Faculty mentor: Ann Pederson
This research project demonstrates how music can expand, clarify, and enrich Christian theology, particularly the notions of temporality and finitude. The primary resource for this project is a new theological text, Theology, Music, and Time, by Jeremy Begbie.
Interim & Goals
Final
2d Sherry Feinstein,
John Clementson
Student researchers: Three pre-service teachers, Katie Hoffman, Anne Madison, and Jason Smalley
Faculty mentors: Sherry Feinstein and John Clementson
This collaborative project seeks to involve secondary education teachers and two education faculty in research focused on appropriate teaching strategies for secondary education students. Strategies will address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of adolescents. The project focuses on the Circle of Courage, the conceptual framework of the teacher education program at Augustana College. It is based on a model of youth empowerment supported by contemporary research, the heritage of early youth work pioneers and Native American philosophies of childcare. The model is encompassed in four core values: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
Final Summary & Goals

Addressing the Goals

2e. Projects that explore the way students learn from general education (pedagogy, student learning outcomes.)   Leader: John Bart Final
3a. Develop internship centers at various places around the country   Initial developers:
Dick Hanson and Arlen Viste
Progress update
Update

Final

4a. Project Grants for classroom-based efforts at internationalization and global immersion Donn Grinager Title: Developing a Campus-Wide Consensus of Outcomes of International Programs and Assessment Tools to Facilitate International Programming
Summary: The number of international programs and international study opportunities at Augustana College have increased and widened in scope over that past 10 years. This has taken place with wide campus support but without a coordinated consensus of outcomes or the tools to assess the outcomes of student participation in those programs. The goal of this grant is to develop a campus-wide consensus of the intended outcomes of the various international study opportunities for students and to develop assessment tools to assess those outcomes.
Final
4a Ann Pederson and John Clementson Title: Visit of Arthur and Rosemary Peacocke to Augustana College
April 14-22, 2004.
Summary: Arthur Peacocke is an ordained Anglican priest, a physical chemist and biochemist, and a winner of the 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Rosemary Peacocke is an educator, one of Her Majesty's Inspectors (of the schools), and has given talks around the world about children and education. The visit will include
1. A public address
2. Time in small group or classroom settings with Augustana students: Capstone in Religion/Science (Spring 2004, Genl 492F) with Ann Pederson and Arlen Viste, Education classes with John Clementson
3. Time with the respective departents sponsoring the visits: Religion/Philosophy/Classics, Education, and Chemistry
4. Possible time with students/faculty on a one-on-one basis about student learning goals for internationalizing their current outlooks, projects, etc.
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In early January 2004, Arthur and Rosemary Peacocke decided that they are not able to travel to Sioux Falls and Augustana during Spring 2004. So regrettably this very promising project must be abandoned.
Interim and Goals
4a Reynold Nesiba Purpose: The primary purpose of this grant request is to financially aid the grantee is developing a UMAIE course tentatively titled, The Australian Economy in a Global Context for the January 2005 term. This course had been developed in consultation and with the approval of Dianne Hammrich in the Dean's office as well as with Ron Rolland from Seminars International who coordinates trips for UMAIE. The International Studies Committee at Augustana College has demonstrated its support for this endeavor. Final

Eval

Goals

UMAIE

Final 2

UMAIE rev

Photos

Addressing the Goals

4a Val Olness Purpose: I would like to spend the time continuing to put together an international course for future Interims. A recent trip to Thailand has provided me with both the opportunity and the necessary catalyst. Dianne Hammrich contacted me after my return and suggested that I might seriously consider this as Augie currently has no interim course in this part of the world.

Furthermore, my recent trip to the American School in Lima, Peru to observe a student teacher and subsequent conversations with Donn Grinager, have resulted in the expansion of the possible outcomes of this proposal. There are four International/American Schools in Thailand and Donn/Education Department have expressed interest in establishing a connection there for future student teaching experiences.

Thus, I am applying for monetary support to return to Thailand to solidify all academic, travel, and housing arrangements.

Interim & Goals

Final

4a Cari Skogberg Purpose: to center the curriculum of the Spanish Conversation and Composition course (MDFL 382) on an in-depth study of Latin American countries and topics related to history, culture, geography and contemporary life in those countries. Because this course does not rely on a given curriculum but rather borrows from numerous current events topics and themes, the study of Latin America lends itself perfectly to research and discussion of these nations and their contributions to our larger global society.
Grant money will be used primarily for the purchase of materials for the course.
Interim

Goals

Final

Objectives & Assessment

Rubrics

4b. Focused Study Grants to members of the faculty who express an interest and an ability to modify learning environments so as to significantly engage the issues of globalism and international learning Patrick Hicks ENGLAND: From Imperialism to Internationalism

Purpose:
In trying to advance a more global perspective in my classroom, I always encourage my students to study abroad so that they might have a more internationalist understanding of the world. In conjunction with Donn Grinager established and led a course to Barcelona over Spring Break 2003.

There is a surprising paucity of such "mini" trips available to our students. I would use the Focused Study Grant to establish this course via a two-week information gathering trip in May/June 2004 and then, over the following Spring Break in March 2005, I would officially offer the course to our students. This course would be offered every other Spring Break after its implementation in March 2005.

We will begin in London and move clockwise in an arch around southern England until, over the duration of nine days, we return to London. The nature of the course will be an investigation of the internationalism that has influenced English identity over the past two thousand years. Throughout our journey, questions will be asked about how other nations and cultures continue to affect England.

Interim

Goals

Final

Addressing the Goals

4b Bob Kiner Abstract: This collaborative project seeks to involve Augustana College Education Department faculty and students in the study of and immersion into educational, familial and cultural structures of Native American students. The project goal is to provide Augustana College Education Department students with an immersion experience which will develop knowledge, skills and dispositions that will be useful in teaching Native American children on reservation or non-reservation schools. The project will also inform work of the Education Department with respect to teaching to diverse student populations. The project will include fifteen hours of research, class discussion and study of schooling of Native American children. The project will include an eight-day immersion into Native American culture and schools on the Rosebud Reservation in Todd County, South Dakota. The immersion experience will include interaction with school faculty; support services personnel, school administration, community support personnel and teaching lessons in school classrooms. Interim

Goals

Not enough student interest -- cancelled

5a. Faculty fellows/mentoring program for faculty training in the appropriate and effective use of the WWW and the internet in the classroom Instructional Technologist: Sharon Gray Participants:
Nancy Dickinson
Shelly Gardner
Julia Pachoud
ND interim

Progress

Final

5b. Campus Center for Web-based Research and Instruction (CWRI) Instructional Technologist: Sharon Gray Participants:
Mary Brendtro
Progress

Final

5c. Continued support for an instructional technologist Instructional Technologist: Sharon Gray Instructional Technologist: Sharon Gray Progress

Final

6. Vocation of the college and for our students: Implications for learning    
6a. Revision of the orientation of new faculty process to include reading, mentoring and evaluation of mission development   Leader: Dick Hanson New faculty fall 2003
6b. Revision of the New Student Seminar to include questions of mission, of liberal arts, and of college vocation   Leader: Marcia Entwistle Final
6c. Revision of the Capstone course to include questions of mission, of liberal arts, and of college vocation   Leader: John Bart Project was cancelled
6d. Develop a series of workshops for faculty on the mission and vocation of the college   Leaders:
Ann Pederson and Pr. Paul Rohde
Final
6e. We will establish a series of community-based learning experiences (service learning) for students Bob Kiner Whittier Mentoring Proposal
Abstract:
This collaborative project seeks to involve Augustana College students who are interested in human services careers such as education, social work, religion or health care in a mentoring experience with low income and English Language Learners at Whittier Middle School. Five students per semester, ten per year, will mentor students in the Whittier Middle School 11th Hour program two hours per week. In addition, each student will be required to participate in five discussion sessions related to the core values of Augustana College. This community-based service learning experience will provide Augustana students with a mentoring experience that will help them understand students, family relationships, social interaction and academic development of middle school students. Students will be awarded one academic credit for each semester of tutoring completed in the service-learning project. Mr. Mike Moore, Assistant Principal at Whittier Middle School and Dr. Bob Kiner will serve as the project coordinators.
Interim

Final


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