Fall 2018 FIT Grant Recipients

Regine Haardoerfer

Associate Professor

School of Public Health

Implementing a flipped classroom design and just-in-time teaching for BSHE 732: Structural Equation Modeling

I propose to implement a flipped classroom design with just-in-time teaching to accomplish the following: a) improve student learning by allowing time to process and practice new skills between lecture and in-class statistics labs and b) create a library of modular videos that can be used by PhD students, post docs, and faculty in the BSHE department and beyond.


Ann-Marie Brown

Non Tenure Track Professor

School of Nursing

Technology Enhanced, Tiered Evaluation of Student Performance in Simulation For the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student

This project implements a technology enhanced, tiered evaluation strategy to assess the performance of acute care pediatric nurse practitioner (ACPNP) students during simulated, on-campus clinical experiences. The purpose is to provide a safe environment to perform as the lead team member managing care of an acutely ill, which is difficult to attain in the actual clinical environment. Objectives are: 1) Lead the healthcare team through the care of an acutely ill or injured pediatric patient, 2) Manage team and family communication during simulation experiences, 3) Demonstrate execution of select psychomotor skills and procedures, and 4) Incorporate self-reflection and peer review skills into the simulation process. These scenarios aim to improve the student’s leadership of increasingly complex clinical cases while simultaneously decreasing faculty input over time.


Imelda Reyes

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

Pediatric Women's Health: Teaching Basic Skills

Teaching the basics of well women’s care is difficult within the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) curriculum and the latest guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourage long acting reversible contraception (LARCs) as first line therapy for teen and young women. We wanted to replicate this for the PNP student on a smaller scale focusing on the intrauterine device (IUDs) as a form of LARCs.


Natalia Bueno

Assistant Professor

Emory College

Design & Analysis of Experiments Research Development and Professionalization

We propose that students develop, plan, implement, and analyze their own experiments with human subjects during the semester, and present the results as a final project for POLS 585-3/QTM 491. By conducting an experiment with survey subjects, students go through the entire research process: developing an original idea, planning, managing a budget, making payments, ethics review, programming, sampling, piloting, implementing, checking data quality, analyzing, reporting, and interpreting in a single assignment. (project with Adam Glynn)


Yun Kim & Marjorie Pak

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

Emory College

Field Methods in Linguistics

We developed a new course in Linguistic Field Methods (LING-485) and offered it for the first time in Fall 2018. Field Methods classes are intended to teach students how linguists investigate and document understudied languages. We used the FIT grant to bring a speaker of Lulogooli, an understudied language of Kenya, to visit our class 12 times over the course of the semester. Our students got 'hands-on' practice in preparing and organizing interview prompts, conducting interviews, making and archiving recordings, transcribing and analyzing data, adhering to IRB protocol, and presenting their findings orally and in writing. Some of our discoveries about Lulogooli are generalizable knowledge that we hope to publish at Emory venues as well as linguistics conferences.


Dilek Huseyinzadegan

Assistant Professor

Emory College

P.E.A.C.E. Living Learning Community at Clairmont

P.E.A.C.E. Hall is a living learning community of 15 students and 1 faculty member, which integrates a residential experience at C.R.C. as well as a credit bearing requirement at Emory College (PHIL 497R What is Freedom?).


Lydia Fort

Assistant Professor

Emory College


Theatre+Ecology is a new interdisciplinary course that combines Environmental Sciences and Theater Studies.


Elena Pesavento

Associate Professor

Emory College

Visual elements for statistical concepts

My goal is to change how statistics is taught in the Economics Department and even at Emory. I plan to design a new statistics that is rigorous, yet taught with a modern approach. My plan is to “flip” part of the material of the class, create media content for the class, design examples using simulated and real data, assemble on line self-evaluation assignments, and, more generally, create materials that students can access outside the classroom. The main goal of this project is to create a series of online simulations that will be used to help the students understand concepts like probability distribution, joint random variables, law of large numbers and the central limit theorem.


Ingrid Duva


School of Nursing

Friday Night in the ER

The purpose of this project is to incorporate the game, Friday Night in the ER, into the didactic schedule for the Bachelor's students' "Management and Leadership Professional Perspectives" course. This is a game which provides context to problem solving, process and collaboration in the hospital environment. I used the game to teach systems thinking to entry level nursing students in an engaging and meaningful way.


Tasha Dobbin-Bennett

Assistant Professor

Oxford College

Integrating Photogrammetry as an Experiential Learning Practice

My primary goal is to teach students how to produce photographic images for accurate 3-D documentation. During the project, students control the creative output as well as post-production considerations that often directly affect the final image. I will introduce students to the field of photogrammetry, which is the science of making measurements from photographs with an output of a 3-D model of the photographed object. Because photogrammetry is a rule-based photographic procedure, the success of the output is determined by the design of the measurement structure, a strong understanding of the camera’s optical system, and determination of the relative position of the camera for each photo to the artwork. Students must combine their observational skills, developed in art history and studio classes, with accurate photographic skills in order to assess the quality of the final 3-D image.