Six grants for $500 each provided through the Office of the Provost recently were awarded by the CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI). Recipients of the Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Professional Development grants for fall 2014 are:
- Stacy Barton, instructor, College of Arts and Media, who will continue work on her feature-length film Red Pearl, telling the story of a young fashion designer moving west to Denver to start her career after graduating college;
- Angela Buckley, lecturer, College of Arts and Media, who is working with Burmese refugees in Aurora for her photography project “Colorado Community Documentation Project.” The final images will be in the museum collection of History Colorado and featured online;
- Lori Elliott, clinical associate professor, School of Education and Human Development, who is developing a project on digital storytelling to create and utilize digital stories to lead students to understand the ways digital media impact youth engagement in literacy practices today;
- David Fodel, lecturer, College of Arts and Media, who is working on Solar Wind Harp, a collaborative project with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist George Millward using solar wind data collected in real time from the NASA DSCOVR probe as artistic material that is performed and manipulated into sonic and visual elements in front of a live audience;
- Robyn Mobbs, senior instructor, School of Public Affairs, who is doing teaching enhancement work toward further understanding about strategies and tools available to design and foster rich and engaging discussion in both face-to-face and online learning environments; and
- James Van Leeuen, senior research fellow, School of Public Affairs, who will work on completion of his project Katanga Slums Longitudinal Data Study and Analysis (Uganda), collecting extensive data related to public health and education in Kampala, Uganda.