Winners of the Investigating Student Learning Grant

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ISL Grant Winners from 2014

Mary  Blazek, Medical School, Psychiatry
Keep Psychiatry in Mind: Integrating Psychiatry into the General Medical Curriculum with Emails

Barry Bleske, College of Pharmacy, CSAS
A Randomized Comparison between Team Based Learning and Standard Lecture Format on Learning Outcomes

Mark Clague, Musicology, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Graduate student collaborator: Sarah Suhadolnik, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Musicology
Interactive Multi-Media "Textbooks": An Approach to Large Core Courses for an eReader Generation

Amy Cohn and Michelle Macy, College of Engineering, IOE
Graduate student collaborator: Vanessa Morales, College of Engineering, IOE
Assessing the Impact of Cross-Disciplinary, Project-Focused, Action-Based Immersive Learning Experiences in Healthcare and Engineering

Matthew Collette, College of Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Student Synthesis of Complex, Virtual Design Artifacts: What Factors Make a Difference?

Aline Cotel, College of Engineering, CEE
Graduate student collaborators: Sara Rimer and Sahithya Reddivari, College of Engineering, CEE
Towards a global virtual community of female engineering students and professionals

Brian Gilchrist, College of Engineering, ADUE / EECS /AOSS, Gail Hohner and Joy Adams, College of Engineering, Multidisciplinary Design Program
Evaluating the Pre-Professional Engineer: Project Team and Individual Performance

Brenda Gunderson, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Statistics
Graduate student collaborator: Barsaa Mohapatra, College of Engineering, IOE
Extension of the Problem Roulette Library to include student contributed/generated solutions in Stats 250

Frank Marsik, College of Engineering, AOSS
Evaluating the effectiveness of “Engineering 290: Professional Skills for Engineers” on improving the technical communications proficiency, and overall self-efficacy, of first-term undergraduate engineering transfer students

Jackie Miller, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Statistics
Graduate student collaborator: Kit Clement, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Statistics
ENgaging and Adapting Blended LEarning (ENABLE)

Nina White, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Mathematics
Postdoc collaborator: Daniel Visscher, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Mathematics
Comparing oral and traditional assessments in math content courses for pre-service elementary teachers

Dimitrios Zekkos, College of Engineering, CEE
Graduate student collaborator: Will Greenwood, College of Engineering, CEE
Opening the Classroom to the Profession:  Assessment of Web-based Class Projects on Student Learning

ISL Grant Winners from 2013

Michelle Aebersold and Dana Tschannen, School of Nursing, Division 3
Using Blogger to Improve Student Engagement and Learning
Presentation: Aebersold, M., Tschannen, D., & Anderson, C. (2014, October). Using blogs to improve student engagement and learning. Presentation at the Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Student Learning. Orlando, FL.

Michael Englesbe, General Surgery, Medical School
Collaborators: Seth A. Waits and Bradley N. Reames, Medical School
Evaluating the Use of Social Media to Enhance the Educational Experience of a Medical School Surgery Clerkship

Margherita Fontana and Carlos Gonzalez, Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, School of Dentistry
Dental student collaborator: Allison Everett, School of Dentistry
Learning Cariology in a New Dental Curriculum:  Long-lasting Student Learning of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in the Context of Patient Care

Alexander Ganago, EECS (ECE), College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborators: R. Matthew DeMonbrun, School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher & Postsecondary Education, and Sudarshan Sivaramakrishnan, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (ECE)
Development of Student Motivation, Interest, and Comprehension of New Material Outside of Their Major Field of Study
Presentation: Ganago, A. & Sivaramakrishnan, S. (2014, June). Development of student motivation in a required Electrical Engineering (EE) course for non-EE majors. Presentation made at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Indianapolis, IN.

Brent Gillespie, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborators: Brandon Johnson, Jeremy Brown, and Daniel Ursu, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Impact of Hands-On Activity in System Dynamics and Control Engineering Education

Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Beth Spencer, School of Social Work
Graduate student collaborators: Minyoung Kwak and Sojung Park, School of Social Work
Experiential Learning in Dementia Care for Social Workers

Ann Jeffers and Beverly Strassman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborator: Paul Beata, College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assessing the Impact of Engineering Service-Learning Projects in Developing Countries
Presentation: Jeffers, A., Beata, P.A., & Strassman, B.I. (2014, June). A qualitative study to assess the learning outcomes of a civil engineering service learning project in Bolivia. Presentation made at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Indianapolis, IN.

Kelley Kidwell, Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Validating the REGRESS (REsearch on Global Regression Expectations in StatisticS) Quiz Among UMich Public Health Graduate Students
Published as: Kidwell, K.M., & Enders, F.B. (2014). Initial external validation of REGRESS in public health graduate students. Journal of Clinical of Clinical and Translational Science. Published online on July 15, 2014.

Arno Kumagai, Jennifer Stojan, and Eleanor Sun, Internal Medicine, Medical School
Long-Term Impact of Patient Narrative-based Learning on Physician Attitudes Regarding Patient-Centered Care

Mika LaVaque-Manty, Political Science, Literature, Science, and the Arts
Graduate student collaborator: Benjamin Peterson, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Political Science
The Effects of Promoting Student Autonomy in a Gateway Course
"Gamifying Large Courses to Promote Initiative, Problem Solving, Collaboration, and Reflection" won the 2014 CQ Press Award from the American Political Science Association.

Kyongmi Park, Asian Languages and Cultures, Literature, Science, and the Arts
Improving Student Pronunciation: A Two-Step Self Evaluation for a Non-Heritage Learners of Korean
Presentation:  Park, K. (2013, November). Developing linguistic and sociocultural competences of learners. Panel presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lanuages Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Jamie Phillips, EECS, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborator: Justin Foley, Applied Physics Program
Evaluating the Influence of Pre- and Post-Class Online Modules on Learning and Retention

Katherine Richards-Schuster and Mary Ruffolo, School of Social Work
Graduate student collaborator: Kerri Nicoll, School of Social Work
Preparing Socially Engaged Citizens: Understanding the Impact of the Community Action Social Change Minor

Kathleen Sienko, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborator: Ibrahim Mohedas, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Characterizations of How Students Collect, Synthesize, and Utilize Stakeholder Information During the Design Process
Presentation: Mohedas, I., Daly, S.R., & Sienko, K.H. (2014, June). Gathering and synthesizing information during the development of user requirements and engineering specifications. Presentation made at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Indianapolis, IN.
 

ISL Grant Winners from 2012

Rolf T. Bouma, Program in the Environment, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Melody Pugh, English and Education, LSA
Transforming and Transformative Ethics

Jeremiah Chamberlin, English Language and Literature, LSA
Aaron McCollough, University Library
Graduate student collaborator: Kelly Davenport, School of Information
“Beating the Bounds”: An Inquiry into Information Literacy and Student Learning Ecologies in the Library and the English Department Writing Program.

Robin Fowler, Program in Technical Communication, College of Engineering
The Effect of Electronic Platform on Student Engineering Design Team Success
November 2013 Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan presentation is available here.

Laurie Hartman and Cynthia Fenske, School of Nursing
Using Video Patient Care Simulations to Enhance Role Identification and Clinical Judgment of Nursing Students and Nurse Practitioner Students.

Leslie Hollingsworth, School of Social Work
Graduate student collaborator: Elizabeth Koomson, School of Social Work
Evaluating Student Learning of Methods of Interpersonal Social Work Practice with African American Families, Offered in Historical and Contemporary Context.

Helen Morgan, Karen McLean, and Maya Hammoud, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School
Medical resident collaborators: Aisha Yousuf and Erika Dickson, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School
The Flipped Classroom in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Student Clerkship: Implementation and Evaluation of a New Curriculum.
Manuscripts in press:
Morgan H, Mclean K, Chapman C, Fitzgerald J, Yousuf A, Hammoud M.  (in press). The flipped classroom for medical students.  Clinical Teacher.
Morgan H, Marzano D, Lanham M, Stein S, Curran D, Hammoud M.  (in press) Preparing Medical Students for Obstetrics and Gynecology Milestone Level One: A Description of a Pilot Curriculum.  Medical Education Online.

Leseliey Rose Welch, Women’s Studies, LSA
Leading Feminism: How Women’s Studies Students Integrate and Apply Feminist Theory in Action-Learning Placements and Its Impact on Student Leadership Development and Aspirations

Steven Yalisove, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
Ditch the Lecture So Students Will Learn
Project received a 2013 Transforming Learning for the Third Century Grant.
 

ISL Grant Winners from 2011

Louis Cicciarelli and Paul Barron, Sweetland Center for Writing, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Ben Gunsberg, English Language and Literature, LSA
Changing Writing Behavior for Effective Dissertation Writing

R. Charles Dershimer and Simona Goldin, Teacher Education, School of Education
Records of Practice:  Means for Engaging Students in the Examination of How the Complex and Adaptive Practices of Teaching Might be Understood and Learned.

John Ellis, Piano, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Graduate student collaborator: Jani Parsons, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Mindfulness in College Class Piano

Alexander O. Ganago, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborator: Hongwei Liao, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Student Learning in a Required Course for Non-Majors: Perception of Values for Future Multidisciplinary Teamwork
Presentation: Ganago, A. & Liao, H. (2013, July). Student learning in a required Electrical Engineering (EE) course for non-EE majors. Presentation made at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Atlanta, GA.

Richard Gonzalez and Colleen Seifert, Psychology, LSA
Graduate student collaborators: Julie Maslowsky, Psychology, LSA and Igor Grossmann, Psychology, LSA
Assessing Deep Knowledge of Statistical Concepts

Michael Hortsch, Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School
Graduate student collaborators: Louisa W Holaday & Daniel Selvig, Medical School
The Influence of Classical and Electronic Educational Resources on Students' Learning Success in the First-Year Medical School Histology Component at the University of Michigan
Published as: (1) Holaday, L., Selvig, D., Purkiss, J., & Hortsch, M. (2013). Preference of interactive electronic versus traditional learning resources by University of Michigan medical students during the first-year histology component. Medical Science Educator, 23(4).
(2) Selvig, D., Holaday, L.W., Purkiss, J., & Hortsch, M. (2014). Correlating students’ educational background, study habits and resource usage with learning success in medical histology. Anatomical Sciences Education, forthcoming.

Raji Rammuny, Near Eastern Studies, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Liana Reading, Spencer Scoville, Near Eastern Studies, LSA
Language Learning Strategies and Student Motivation in the Arabic Classroom

Jeffrey Ringenberg, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
Graduate student collaborator: Marcial Lapp, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
Predicting Student Achievement in a First-Year Introductory Programming Course
Published as: Lapp, Ringenberg & Flezar. (2011). Engineering online gateway system ensuring and evaluating student learning through automated, milestone exams. Computers in Education Journal, 20(1).

Theresa Tinkle, English Language and Literature, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Daphna Atias, Ruth McAdams & Cordelia Zukerman, English Language and Literature, LSA
How Do Students Learn to Perform Close Readings of Literary Texts in a Large Lecture Course?
Published as: Tinkle, T., McAdams, R. M., & Zukerman, C. (2013). "Teaching Close Reading in a Large Lecture Course." Pedagogy, 13(3): 505-535.

Patricia J. Wittkopp, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Lisa Sramkoski, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA
Evaluating Techniques to Improve Student Learning in a Large Lecture Genetics Course

ISL Grant Winners from 2010

Mark Banaszak Holl, Chemistry, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Rebecca Matz, Chemistry, LSA
Effect on Retention and Final Grades of Concurrent Enrollment in Physical Science Lecture and Laboratory Courses

Mary Blazek, Psychiatry, Medical School
Laura Struble, School of Nursing
Graduate student collaborator: Johanna Masse, School of Education and Andre Cavalcante, Communication Studies, LSA
Enhancing the Geriatric Psychiatry Rotation for Medical Students: From Passivity to Participation
Published as: Blazek, M., Struble, L.M., & Masse, J. (2011). Enhancing the geriatric psychiatry rotation for third-year medical students: From passivity to participation. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(3).

Maria Coolican, School of Education
Postdoc collaborator: Gwynne Morrissey, School of Education
An Intersection of Interests: The Millennial Generation and an Alternative World Language Teacher Education Program

Adrienne Dessel, IGR, LSA
Monita Thompson, IGR, DSA
Graduate student collaborators: Johanna Masse, School of Education and Patrice French, IGR, LSA, Elizabet Medina-Rodriguez, School of Social Work
Evaluating Student Learning in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Training and Practicum Courses

Krzysztof Fidkowski, Aerospace Engineering, CoE
Undergraduate collaborator: Peter Klein, Aerospace Engineering, CoE
A Systematic Assessment of the Benefits of Active Learning in Undergraduate Aerodynamics

Anne Ruggles Gere, English Language and Literature, LSA
Graduate student collaborators:Timothy Green, Anne Porter Christie Toth & Laura Aull, Sweetland Center for Writing/Joint Program in English and Education
Identifying and Serving Generation 1.5 Writers at the University of Michigan

E. Ian Robinson, Sociology, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Johanna Masse, School of Education, Lindsey Giblin, School of Social Work, and Mi Ri Jang, School of Social Work
Understanding the Value-Added of Peer-Facilitated CSL in Project Community
Assessing the Value Added by Community Service Learning: Comparing Learning Outcomes in Soc 325 & Soc 102

Denise Sekaquaptewa, Psychology, LSA
Lorelle Meadows, College of Engineering
The Effect of Skewed Gender Composition on Student Participation in Undergraduate Engineering Project Teams
Presentation at 2012 Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan seminar available here.
Project went on to receive a 2014 NSF Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Grant.

ISL Grant Winners from 2009

Amy Cohn, Industrial and Operations Engineering, CoE
Graduate student collaborator: Marcial Lapp, Industrial and Operations Engineering, CoE
Self-Teaching Materials for Large Lecture Courses

Alexander Ganago, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE
Graduate student collaborators: Britton Wolfe, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE, and Inger Bergom, SoE
Investigating the Impact of a Wiki Site on TAs' Teaching Experiences

Carrie Ghaname, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry
Student Dental Hygiene Perceptions as a Result of Service Learning Experiences

Brian E. Gilchrist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE
Graduate student/postdoc collaborators: Rafael Ramos, Design Science, CoE, and Shanna Daly, SoE/CoE
Investigating the Development of Engineering Students into Design Practitioners as a Result of Interdisciplinary Design Team Experiences

Yuan-Juang (Yvonne) Lai, Mathematics, LSA
Structuring Evaluation to Improve Mathematical Writing, Reading and Problem Solving

Brian E. Perron, Social Work
Graduate student collaborator: Jenny Nerbonne, Social Work
Social Work Students' Understanding of Their Future Roles and Functions as Mental Health Service Providers

Robin Queen, Linguistics, LSA
Graduate student collaborator: Lauren Squires, Linguistics, LSA
Evaluating the Bluestream Database for Linguistics Learning and Teaching
Published as: Squires, L., & Queen, R. (2011). Media clips collection: Creation and application for the linguistics classroom. American Speech, 86(2), 220-234.

Perry Samson, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, CoE
Impact of Streaming Lecture on Class Dynamics and Learning

Tetsuya Sato, Residential College (Japanese Language Program), LSA
Pedagogical Implications of Individual Interview Assignments through International Teleconference Using Skype

Susan Waltz, Ford School of Public Policy
Will You Wiki?  Policy Students' Experience of Learning by Doing Case-Study Wikis

Peter D. Washabaugh, Aerospace Engineering, CoE and Leslie Olsen, Technical Communication Program, CoE
Graduate student/postdoc collaborators: Rafael Ramos, Design Science, and
Shanna Daly, SoE/CoE
Impact of First-Year Design-Build-Test Courses in Engineering

ISL Grant Winners from 2008

David Chesney. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE
The Art and Science of Story-Telling in the Engineering Classroom

Jason Daida, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, CoE
Developing Pedagogical Methods That Facilitate the Translation of Problems into Computer Programming Solutions

E. Margaret Evans, Psychology, LSA
Graduate Student Collaborator Ashley Hazel, SNRE
Creationism Is Not the (Only) Problem: Cognitive Constraints on Undergraduates' Understanding of Evolution

Andrew Flint, Pathology, Medicine
Do Student Presentations Enhance Student Learning in Pathology Labs?

Aileen Huang-Saad, Biomedical Engineering, CoE
Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Engineering Classroom

Gregory Hulbert, Mechanical Engineering, CoE
Team-Based Term Projects in Undergraduate Engineering Mechanics

Magdalene Lampert, Educational Studies SoE
Graduate Student Collaborators: Amy Bacevich & Melissa Stull, SoE
Novice Teacher Learning Through Rehearsal Cycles
Project Information

Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, Materials Science and Engineering, CoE
Graduate Student Collaborator: Lindsay Shuller, Materials Science and Engineering, CoE
Using Screencasts to Enhance Student Learning in a Large Lecture Material Science and Engineering Course
Published as: Green, K.R., Pinder-Grover, T., & Millunchick, J.M. (2012). Impact of screencast technology: Connecting the perception of usefulness and the reality of performance. Journal of Engineering Education, 101(4), 717-737.
Winner of: 2012 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

Christine Modey, Sweetland Writing Center, LSA
Investigating Student Learning in SWC 100: Writing Practicum
Sample Modules and Student Responses

Rachel Neis, History, LSA
Fostering Critical Engagement and Cross-Cultural Comparison
Project Results and Examples

Jamie Phillips, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE
Graduate Student Collaborator: Emine Cagin, Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, CoE
Investigating Inquiry-Based Learning in an Introductory Course on Semiconductor Devices

Perry Samson, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, CoE
Beyond Clickers - A Web-Based System for Lecturing
Winner of: 2009 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

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