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Innovation Grant Recipients

Innovation Grant Recipients

Each Spring, the Center for Teaching Excellence hosts an exhibit to showcase innovative teaching practices and professional development among faculty around the College. This event allows faculty to see what others are doing as well as creates an opportunity to engage to share ideas and lessons learned. The event also features Innovative Grant recipients, allowing them to demonstrate how their grant supported their teaching and development.

The 2022 Faculty Showcase will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022. Registration for the event will open in mid-March and includes the viewing of a highlight video that showcases teaching and professional development among faculty. The video will be followed by a Q&A with faculty who are featured.

2020-2021 Innovation Grant Recipients

Samuel Gould - Music Department 

Professional Development Training

Rachel Lutwick-Deaner 

Powtoon Subscription for Four Years

2018-19 Innovation Grant Recipients:

Matthew Douglas – Biological Sciences 

Purchase perennial wildflower plants and supplies to establish a Pollinator Garden for GRCC

Dustin Altschul – Visual Arts 

Experiencing Space in Virtual Reality 

Robin Pegg – Occupational Therapy 

Provide training to students and faculty around how to support clients/patients/students with complex communication needs 

2017-18 Innovation Grant Recipients:

Anna Maria Clark – TRIO/Student Support Services

Common reading for study away course – “Dime Quien Soy” by Julia Navarro

Scott Garrard – Visual Arts Department; John Doneth, Nicholas Pinckney, Nathan Haney – Manufacturing Program

3D Design partnership with Manufacturing program to design a sculptural metal bench

Sherry Knoppers - Nursing Department

Health screening and educational support for international service learning project

Sarah Krajewski - Biological Sciences Department

Project WILD training for future teachers

Megan Lockard – English Department

Support for the development of collaborative assignments and projects within the new English Department curriculum

Tari Mattox - Physical Sciences Department

Creating a virtual Geology field trip in partnership with School of Digital Media at Ferris State University

Connie Morris - Criminal Justice

Diversity and Cultural Competence training materials for GRCC Police Academy courses

Susan Mowers – English Department

Support for the development of collaborative assignments and projects within the new English Department curriculum

Sarah Rose - Occupational Support Program

Mock interviewing event to improve job readiness for students

2016-2017 Armen Innovation Grant Recipients:

Kate Byerwalter - Psychology

Read and Feed - Book discussion with students and faculty focused on "Writings on the Wall" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Brian Daily - Academic Support and Tutoring Services

Business Learning Community Student Support: Opening Access to Materials - Pilot use of tablet technology to access Open Educational Resources in the Business Tutoring Lab

Hillery Haney - Language and Thought

Tournees Film Festival - French film festival for students in collaboration with GVSU

Scott Garrard - Visual Arts

Design Solutions by 3D Art Students - Students will practice the Standford DSchool brainstorming principles to solve real-life design challenges

Megan Lockard - English

Composition Curriculum Training Workshops - Hands on faculty workshop focused on composition curriculum revision

Susan Mowers - English

Composition Curriculum Training Workshops - Hands on faculty workshop focused on composition curriculum revision

Felix Periero - Business

GRCC Entrepreneur and Innovator's Network - Prepare a group of students to compete in the MWest Challenge

Sheila Schindler - Psychology

A Community Conversation on Death and Dying - Students will plan and implement a community conversation on death and dying

Brent Spitler - Business

Business Learning Community Student Support: Opening Access to Materials - Pilot use of tablet technology to access Open Educational Resources in the Business Tutoring Lab

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