Six faculty members recently received Teaching Enhancement Grants from the Faculty Resource Center (FRC).
The grants were announced by Dave Anderson, faculty director, FRC.
Those receiving grants, the amount and a brief summary of how the money will be used follow.
Sandy Berry-Lowe, associate professor, Department of Biology, $79 to purchase a copy of Respondus 4.0, a software used to generate exam questions.
Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, $425 to purchase high-resolution satellite images of the UCCS campus. The images will be used to train students to analyze high-resolution images and to aid class activities in understanding concepts of scale.
Nicole Huber, instructor, Department of Biology, $44.95 to purchase a two-year subscription to Flickr Pro, a photo sharing site. The photos will be used to illustrate specific scientific principles as a supplement to classroom lectures.
Andrea Hutchins, associate professor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, $438.97 to purchase three bodybugg calorie management systems. The devices will be used by students in nutrition courses to assess their effectiveness.
Eric Steen, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, $450 for mini projectors and iPhone adapters. The projectors connect to iPhones and enlarge images to screen-size for use in classroom discussions.
Kyle Webb, instructor, College of Engineering, $429 for Camtasia software and a wireless microphone. Webb hopes to use the software and microphone to record lectures and to create a hybrid course model with supplemental classroom material provided through Blackboard.
For more information about the Teaching Enhancement Grant process, please visit http://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/awards/teaching-enhancement-grants.html