Past Growth Grant Projects
- Patrick Walden (SJC) attended a two-day online course on DVD
production offered by Lodestone Digital.
- Octavia Davis (ICS) and Kathryn Shaughnessy (LIB) participated
in the Online Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies Workshop to
explore best practices and various software tools for
social-tagging to make information more accessible.
- Jennifer Travis (SJC) joined the Sloan Consortium to further
develop her online pedagogy skills.
- Ikuko Fujiwara, Sharon Marshal, Anna Rita Napoleone, and Sophia
Bell (ICS) to attend the NSRF New Coaches Training to develop
skills for supporting collaborative faculty development.
- Natalie Byfield (SJC) to attend the Herstory Writers Workshop
in Summer 2009 so that she can incorporate the Herstory writing
approach into her sociology classes.
- Amy King (SJC) to attend the “Prehistory for Victorians”
workshop at Cambridge University with the aim of developing
curricular materials for her Victorian Science, Poetry and Prose
- Steven Graham (SJC) to increase students’ success rate in
organic chemistry by using the See-Think-Predict Pedagogy and
document their progress through video taping.
- Charles Wankel (TCB) to create a Second Life Virtual
space for students in his management courses.
- Mauricio Borrero (SJC) to attend the Summer Institute on
Oral History and the Oral History Association Conference in order
to integrate oral history into his undergraduate teaching and
develop a graduate course in Oral History.
- Florin Catrina (SJC) to attend the course,
WeBWorK2: An Internet-based system for generating and delivering
homework, at the Joint Mathematics meeting.
- Judith Cramer (CPS) to attend the Poynter Institute
seminar to help develop a converged journalism curriculum.
- Sue Ford (PHM) to attend Adobe Flash training courses offered
in the Aquent Graphics Institute to create educational games for
- Marc Gillespie (PHM) to attend the Mac OS Server
Essentials Program to learn the skills necessary to configure an
informatics server for use by faculty and students.
- James Bethea (EDU) to attend a Podcast Academy at Boston
University and then use podcasting in an online course, Foundations
of Rehabilitation; also share this technology with other
- Anne M. Dranginis (SJC) to attend the Computation Genomics
course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and to develop ways to use
these approaches in her course, Laboratory Techniques in Molecular
- Olgas Hilas (PHM) to attend the Cultural Competency Program for
Trainers in Seattle and to build a Cultural Competency Program at
- Susie J. Pak (SJC) to attend a workshop on Social Network
Analysis (SNA) at the University of Essex and to use this approach
in a course on the history of modernization and globalization; also
share her knowledge with other faculty.
- Smita Guha (EDU) to attend the National Educational Computing
Conference and then use electronic applications to facilitate
effective learning and assessment strategies.
- Steve Mentz (SJC) to attend the Technologies of Writing and
Research Seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library to further his
work on relating the social and intellectual changes wrought by the
printing press to the changes taking place now due to the
introduction of electronic information technologies.
- Stephen Miller (SJC) to attend the West Chester University
Poetry Conference and learn about new methods of teaching poetic
forms applicable to his creative writing and poetry courses.
- Simcha Pollack (TCB) to attend the National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics as part of his work on developing a teaching tool
for diagnosing students' weaknesses in mathematics.
- Chris Bazinet (SJC) to attend a workshop on
- Nancy Becker (SJC) to attend a three-day workshop on usability
research and testing of library resources.
- Angela Belli (SJC) to attend a “Disability Studies and the
University” conference sponsored by the Modern Language Association
and Emory University.
- Rehana Patel (SJC) to participate in a 2004-2005 Project NexT
Fellowship on teaching sponsored by the Mathematical
Association of America.
- Keith Carrington (CPS) to attend the 5th Annual WebCT User
- Denise Rompilla (SJC) to attend the annual meeting of the
American Museum Association and the annual conference of the
College Art Association Work with curators and historians.
- William Reisel (TCB) to participate in a SAP Training Course to
integrate this software into the TCB curriculum.
- James Gregory (EDU) to attend the 17th Annual Conference on
Distance Teaching and Learning.
- Veronica Henry (PHM) to participate in a Online Learning
course on “Aseptic Technique.”
- Alison Hyslop (SJC) to attend a Chautauqua Workshop on “Process
Workshops: A New Model for the Science Classroom.”
- Judith Krauss (CPS) to attend a workshop on “An Introduction to
the Fundamentals of Critical Thinking and the Art of Instruction”
sponsored by the Foundation for Critical Thinking.
- Mark Terjesen (SJC) to attend the Project Kaleidoscope 2001
summer institute which focused on undergraduate research.
- Fr. Peter Albano (SJC) to attend the Science and Religion
Course Program sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural
Sciences in Oxford, England to develop a groundbreaking course in
Religion and Science.
- Valerie Englander and Ralph Terregrosa (CBA) to attend the
Fifth Annual Conference on Innovation in Instruction for Business
and Related Disciples in Las Vegas, Nevada to improve the quality
of instruction in their business classes.
- Marc Gillespie (PHM) will use the grant to enhance the
laboratory component of the Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Robert Mockler (CBA) to attend the information Resources
Management Association’s International Conference in Anchorage,
Alaska to develop a new graduate-level MIS/MS track.
- Emilio Squillante (PHM) to attend a program at the Pharmacy
Compounding Centers of America in Houston, Texas to update the
laboratory exercises on that more accurately reflect those likely
to be encountered in today’s practice.
- Sherry Vellucci (University Libraries) to attend the Digital
Distance Education/Continuing Education Institute at San Jose
University in California to develop two fully-online courses.
- Matthew Wong (CBA) to attend the Case Teaching Workshop at the
Harvard Business School to assist him in revising an advanced
corporate finance course.
- Barrett Brenton (SJC) to use the grant to assist him in the
development of an Online Anthropology Teaching Lab.
- Vickie Harvey (SJC) to participate in the annual faculty
development conference sponsored by the National Communication
Association, with the goal of enhancing her skills in the
- Joseph Marotta (CPS) to attend the NEMLA Conference.
- Claire O’Donoghue (CPS) to participate in the National Council
of Teachers of English Summer Institute for Teachers of Literature
to assist her integrating critical thinking and persuasive writing
in her online courses.
- Jack Raisner (CBA) to attend the Syllabus99 Annual Conference
to assist him in developing web-based courses and supplements.