IDEA Announces Impact Grants

The IDEA Center is proud to announce Impact Grants totaling nearly $45,000 to six higher education institutions implementing projects with a goal to positively impact teaching and learning and student well-being. 

The institutions and their projects are:

  • Champlain College: Faculty Development Initiative - Making the Most of Student Feedback 
  • Dordt College: The effects of pre-class web-based activities to motivate active learning in first- and second-year mathematics courses
  • Franklin and Marshall College: Instituting Required Classroom Visitation in Faculty Evaluation at Franklin and Marshall College
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: An Exploratory Study of a Cognitive Emotional Methodology for Critical Thinking in Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • San Francisco State University: Improving Student Learning through Novel Mobile Laboratories and Flipped Laboratory Learning Modules 
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln: Helping students soar to success on synthesis writing: An investigation of SOAR strategies for synthesis writing

“The IDEA Impact Grants awarded this year fund projects that significantly contribute to our understanding of teaching and learning,” said Ken Ryalls, President of The IDEA Center. “We look forward to the direct impact these projects will have on student learning and faculty success at their institutions, and on IDEA's ability to provide guidance to higher education professionals through the knowledge gained from these projects.”

The 2017 Impact Grants were sponsored in part by Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search and Magna Publications

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