Faculty Technology Grants
The Information Technologies division offers grants to faculty members to encourage and support their use of new and/or innovative technology to enhance teaching and learning. Technology may include software applications, hardware, and devices, and must be used in a specific course or courses.  A liaison from IT will assist faculty awarded the grants with all aspects of the grant process, including implementation of the technology in the classroom.  Consultations will be available from librarians, classroom technologies staff, instructional technology staff, and infrastructure staff.  IT student employees also may assist faculty members.
 

Grant recipients agree to share the outcomes of their technology projects through a presentation to the Xavier community at the end of the semester in which the technology is implemented, as well as participation in a brief video discussing and/or demonstrating how the technology is used. Videos will be posted on this website to promote the innovative work faculty do with the awards and encourage other faculty members to apply for grants in the future.

For more information, contact Judy Molnar at molnarj@xavier.edu or Alison Morgan at morgan@xavier.edu.  

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Information Session for faculty (TBD)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 Information Session for faculty (TBD)
Friday, February 27, 2015 Applications due to IT
Friday, March 20, 2015 Grants Awarded
End of Semester Presentations by faculty to campus community

 

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CURRENT PROJECTS

A total of fourteen grant proposals were received in Fall of 2014.  The following three grant proposals were selected by the voting members of the Xavier Technology Committee for funding for courses being taught in the Spring 2015 semester. 

 
Eileen Alexander PhD and Frederick Browne PhD
Department of Health Services Administration, BSHSA Program
HESA 380 Process Improvement Course
Funding Awarded:  $10,000
The existing course will be redesigned to meet the student learning objectives of undergraduate students who are about to enter the workforce and need to be properly prepared for highly quantitative demands in health administration jobs.  Senior undergraduates will be using current technology in an active learning environment in partnership with Xavier’s community healthcare affiliates while providing data and analysis to support population and site-specific evidence-based process improvement activities for these community partners.
 
 
Carla Gerberry PhD and Sheila Doran, Sr. Academic Staff
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MATH 202 Geometry and Measurement, ECED and MATH 212 Geometry and Measurement, MCED
Funding Awarded: $10,000
iPads will be used by students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts such as symmetry, congruence, 2-D and 3-D geometric figures, the Pythagorean Theorem, and transformations.  In addition to the increased content knowledge that pre-service teachers will gain from completing activities on the iPad, incorporating iPads into the classroom will allow them to have access to hardware they may likely see in their future classrooms.  More frequently, students in Elementary, Middle and High school are using iPads for classroom activities and textbooks.
 
 
Wendy Maxian PhD
Department of Communication Arts
COMM 324 Sex and Violence in Media
Funding Awarded: $10,000
This project hopes to transform the classroom experience into an active laboratory in which students collect and discuss psychophysiological data.  The class will be slightly changed from a seminar to a combination of lecture and lab, with intensive learning experiences around a specific communication research methodology along with demonstrations and discussions of how sexual and violent media impact individuals on a subconscious level.  The students will better understand the fundamentals of psychophysiological measurement and methodology and learn to interpret and analyze data from in-class experiments.