Center for Teaching and Learning

Recipients of Instructional Improvement Awards

2018-2019

CTL decided to hold two competitions, instead of one, for IIAs in the past academic year
and was able to expand the total amount available for the awards. Accordingly, it received 26
proposals from faculty, and 10 were selected for funding at an average level of approximately
$3,900 per project.

Principal Investigators

School

Project Title

Sylena Measles
Qin Fang

Learning Technologies

UTD Online Lecture Creation Training
Course

Jeremiah Gassensmith

NSM

Peer Driven Research in Creating Next
Generation Laboratory Course Content

Christina Thompson

Honors College

Project Primer

Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki

NSM

Preparing Material and Establishing
Recitation Sessions Urgently Needed For
Introductory Physics Large Classes for
Sciences and Engineering Majors

Emily Hennessy

NSM

Training First Year Leaders on
Cooperative and Social, Emotional
Learning to Develop Skills for Academic
Success and Career Readiness

Clint Peinhardt

EPPS

Open Educational Resources in International
Political Economy

Kimberly Hill

A&H

History Teachers and Undergraduate
Instructors in North Texas

Kathryn Evans

A&H

Arts-Based Learning For Business: Creating
Arts-Based Learning Modules for Encouraging
Creativity and Innovation in Existing Business
Courses

Carie King

A&H

Usability Study of Recorded Instructor
Comments: Assessing Students’ Perspectives
through a Replication Study

Diana Cogan

ECS

EE/CE 2310 – Introduction to Digital Systems
Redesign

2017-2018

CTL received 20 proposals from faculty and 7 were selected for funding at an average
level of approximately $4,550 per project.

Principal Investigators

School

Project Title

Monica Brussolo

JSOM-Management

Understanding the Central
Limit Theorem the Easy Way:
A Simulation Experiment

Rabin Dahal and John Zweck

NSM-Mathematical
Sciences

Extension of Active Learning
from Calculus to Linear Algebra

Warren J. Goux

NSM-Chemistry

Streamlining an Upper Division
Required Laboratory Course in
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Randall E. Lehmann

ECS-Electrical and
Computer Engineering

ECE Undergraduate Lab
Transformation

John Sibert

NSM-Chemistry

Research Pods: A Model To
Increase the Scale and Quality of
the Undergraduate Research
Experience

Jason Slinker

NSM-Physics

Developing and Instituting Optics
Laboratories at the University of
Texas at Dallas

M. Kate York

NSM-Science and
Mathematics Education –
UTeach Dallas

Innovative Teaching Practices: A
Partnership Exploring an
Effective Model of Active,
Inquiry-Based Stem Teaching and
Learning