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Apr 19 / otl

Educational Development Grant Award Winners Announced

The Office for Teaching and Learning offers various grants and awards that can be utilized for the professional development of Wayne State faculty. Receiving a grant is an honor, and individual recipients are not the only beneficiaries, but also the student body and the University as a whole benefit when grants are awarded.

Educational Development Grants can be used for a wide variety of teaching related experiences, such as:

  • application of new technologies in the teaching of specific courses
  • development of new techniques to enhance instruction, to enrich resource materials, and to provide new learning experiences in specific courses and programs
  • development of new courses to support new programs or new areas of study
  • improvement of evaluation procedures within a given course or program
  • development of new techniques in such areas as advising, counseling, and library usage
  • innovative use of our urban environment to provide a resource for certain courses or programs.

Faculty and academic staff as defined by the WSU/AAUP-AFT Agreement are invited to apply for awards under this provision.  Proposals are evaluated by the Educational Development Grant Selection Committee and judged according to their quality and the degree to which they promise to contribute to the educational mission of the University as perceived by the Committee.

The Educational Development Grant Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 winners:

Director Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Foreign Language Laboratory
Senior Lecturer Alina Klin, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Senior Lecturer Laura Kline, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Lecturer Julie Koehler, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor Krysta Ryzewski, Anthropology
Lecturer Kim Schroeder, Information Sciences
Project: Developing an Online Interdisciplinary Undergraduate and Graduate Digital Storytelling Course

Assistant Professor Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Biomedical Engineering
Project: Portable Biomedical Signals & Systems Laboratory

Associate Professor John Heinrichs, Management & Information Systems
Project: Importance of Mobile First – ISM 5670: Mobile App Development with Swift!

Lecturer Takisha LaShore, Social Work
Academic Services Officer III
Shantalea Johns, Social Work
Project: Let’s Get Ready: A Realistic Preview of Social Work Education

Congratulations to the 2018 – 2019 Educational Development Grant Winners. We are looking forward to seeing you accomplish your teaching and learning goals with your award.

Have you ever received a teaching grant? How did it help you?