Spring 2015 Online and Hybrid Learning Faculty Grants Awarded

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

I am pleased to announce the awardees for the faculty grant program on Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery. This program supports faculty who are developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy and learning strategies in the classroom. These awards will help us assess the effectiveness of new approaches and tools for teaching and transmit insights about strategies that improve learning outcomes for Columbia students from all disciplines.

After careful review by a committee of senior faculty, eighteen proposals will receive funding. The courses will be implemented over the next three semesters, starting in the fall of 2015. The awardees and their courses are listed below.

This year’s projects were chosen based on their potential to enhance teaching and learning at Columbia. They will expose students to flipping of the classroom, and to team-based and experiential learning. By supporting these projects we will introduce innovative approaches to teaching in not just one course, but in sequences of courses, and potentially entire curricula.

With such a high level of interest in this program from our faculty, we will hold another call for proposals in the coming academic year. Information on Columbia’s online efforts and resources, along with courses receiving previous support, can be found at the Columbia Online portal.

This grant program is one component of a broader effort to support faculty in the classroom. This fall we will launch a new University-wide Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to provide professional development and an array of useful services for faculty and teaching assistants. The CTL will also support new approaches to instructional technology; Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning will form a central part of the new center. I look forward to providing additional information on the CTL’s development and services in the near future.

Please join Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and me in congratulating the recipients of the Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grants.

John H. Coatsworth

List of Awardees

Laurel Abbruzzese
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Promoting Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Geriatric Care through a Technology-enhanced Hybrid Course Re-Design

Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz
Lecturer in History
Shooting the Core: Reinterpreting Core Texts through Film, Documentary and Reportage

Jonathan Barasch
Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Cell Biology
Introducing Simulation for Active Learning in Preclinical Medical Education

Susan Boynton
Professor of Music
Using Music Visualization to Enrich Student Learning in Music Humanities

Matthew Connelly
Professor of History
Flipping International and Global History

Amy Fairchild
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
The Core Week in Review: Hybrid Learning for Creating Enduring Understanding

Sarah Hansen
Lecturer in the Discipline of Chemistry
The Hybrid Chemistry Lab: Increasing the Depth of Interaction and Collaboration through Online Modules and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks.

Martin Haugh
Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Flipping the Classroom

Annette Insdorf

Professor of Film
Transforming Pedagogy through the Hybrid Redesign of "Analysis of Film Language"

Shantanu Lal
Associate Professor of Dental Medicine
Comprehensive Online Archived Care Heuristic (COACH) for Dental Education

Silvia Martins
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Principles of Epidemiology: A Flipped Classroom Proposal

Robert O'Meally
Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Harlem Renaissance in Literature, Music and Art

Miriam Rabkin
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Hybrid Approaches to Global Health Research Training

Bernard Salanie
Professor of Economics
Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery for Mathematical Methods for Economists

Jay Sethuraman
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Introduction to Mathematical Programming

Paola Valenti
Lecturer in the Discipline in International and Public Affairs
Flipping Economics

Amy Werman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work
An Experiential Approach to Program Evaluation

Bryan Winn
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Evaluation of an Engaging, Interactive, Online Learning Tool for Ophthalmology