Faculty earn grants to enhance teaching


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

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