Classroom Mini, Engaged Learning, and FIT Grants support speaker honoraria, clinical simulations, more

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence offers the Classroom Mini Grants program to support faculty teaching. The fund supports honoraria for non-Emory guest presenters, food and travel expenses for off-campus class activities, and classroom materials that may not be covered by regular departmental funds. In Spring 2017, the CFDE awarded 25 Classroom Mini Grants, including
  • Paul Buchholz, German 470: German Protest Culture, to bring Dr. Carrie Smith-Prie, who does interesting work on German activism and protest culture. 
  • Ashley Coleman, AAS 385: Black Queer and Trans Lives in the Americas, to bring community members who have engaged the fight for liberation about black queer and trans people in Atlanta, specifically the House of June Independent Film House.
  • Mary Jane Lewitt, Nurse-Midwifery I (online). to film nurse midwives through Atlanta who provide clinical care as a way to demonstrate their clinical management of patients.
The Fund for Innovative Teaching provides small grants supportive of innovative undergraduate and/or graduate, and postgraduate teaching at Emory. Funds are awarded for new approaches, such as courses that support recent discoveries in research and take that research into the classroom, new interdisciplinary courses that move across departments or across schools, and courses that use creative pedagogical approaches. In 2016-17, awarded 15 FIT grants, including

  • Lisa Muirhead, Nursing 452, to develop simulated experiences within a clinical setting to increase students’ understanding of conditions that impact health outcomes of veterans.
  • Kate O’Toole, BIOL336, to use small dry erase boards so that students and can draw out and brainstorm together and then develop informal “poster sessions” about class topics.
  • Tom Rogers, HIST 562, to build a regional coalition on themes and approaches in Latin American History. Working with professors at GSU and UGA who are also teaching Latin American History and will culminate in a regional conference.

The CFDE also awarded 13 Community Engaged Learning Grants for the spring semester, supporting a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional school courses.

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