CREL 2009 Cohort

 

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Participant

 

Date Completed

Department

College

Berrin Beasley 

August  3 

 

 Communication 

 Arts & Sciences 

 

bbeaslyCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Advanced Reporting


Major Redesign Issue: As it is currently designed, the course only takes students half-way through the reporting process. It needs to take them all the way through it by teaching them how to create stories in multi-platform environments. The redesign would add a blogging component, a video blogging component, and a video capturing and streaming for the internet component.



 

Lev Gasparov 

 April 27 

 

Chemistry & Physics 

 Arts & Sciences 

 

lgasparovCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Calculus-based Physics I


Major Redesign Issue: Augmentations to the course intend to increase understanding of basic physics concepts and problem-solving skills. Both areas are extremely important for any science major.

Video: Lev Gasparov explains the pedagogical innovations that resulted from his CREL experience. 



 

Saurabh Gupta 

April 27 

Management 

Coggin College of Business 

 

sguptaCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Introduction to Information Systems


Major Redesign Issue: Making the class more active or project-based will provide students with technology experience. Also, more collaborative & cooperative learning mechanisms will improve the students’ ability to share business experiences with each other.

Video: Saurabh Gupta explains the pedagogical innovations that resulted from his CREL experience.



 

 Lori Lange 

April 27 

 

Psychology 

Arts & Sciences 

 

llangeCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Advanced Biopsychology


Major Redesign Issue: This course is particularly amenable to hands-on learning, with opportunities for students to directly measure physiology. However, providing a lecture-only format does not take advantage of this possibility. The redesign would allow for activities and demonstrations that involve problem-based, cooperative, and active learning.

Video: Lori Lange explains the pedagogical innovations that resulted from her CREL experience.



 

Betsy Nies 

 

August 3 

English 

Arts & Sciences 

 

bniesCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: College Writing


Major Redesign Issue: I teach argumentation and critical thinking. I actively look for ways for students to recognize and correct patterns of error, an ongoing complaint of professors in other disciplines. The redesign will make the class more engaging and clear in terms of student outcomes and management of specific skills.





 

Suzanne Simon 

 

April 27 

Sociology and Anthropology 

Arts & Sciences 

 

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Redesigned Course: Global Environmental Struggles


Major Redesign Issue: An extensive redesign of this fairly theoretical course with a “global” focus, into a more practice-oriented course with a “local” focus.



 

Julia Watkins 

August 3 

Public Health 

Brooks College of Health 

 

jwatkinsCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Graduate Nutrition Research


Major Redesign Issue: The expansive content is daunting to teach in one semester. It will be important to create more engaging assignments that help students apply the concepts to the bigger picture, to increase student interest in the methods, and to develop a strategy to move students more effectively from the pieces of research to the writing of a proposal.



 

Bart Welling 

August 3 

English 

Arts & Sciences 

 

bwellingCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: AML3041 American Literature


Major Redesign Issue: Scope of the course necessarily sacrifices depth to coverage. But coverage itself remains an elusive and problematic ideal for a number of reasons. I would like to engage students by more fully utilizing technology as a means to humanize each author.

Video: Bart Welling explains the pedagogical innovations that resulted from his CREL experience.



 

JeffriAnne Wilder 

August 3 

Sociology and Anthropology 

Arts & Sciences 

 

jwilderCREL 

 

Redesigned Course: Introduction to Sociology


Major Redesign Issue: The basic sociological concepts introduced in this class need to be made “real” to students, finding creative ways to make the course materials relatable to students’ everyday lives.