Grants for nine proposals have been awarded funding for the academic year 2004-2005 under Coastal Carolina University's new Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) grant program. The award program supports investigations into issues of teaching and learning and is designed to support faculty members' efforts to improve and better understand teaching and learning through their own in-depth, contextualized and evidence-based study. The program supports teaching and course-focused research projects that are defined and implemented by faculty, and encourages faculty to explore their teaching and to reflect on questions about student learning in a formal way.
SOTL grants for 2004-2005 were awarded to:
- Gibson Darden, associate professor and department chair, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Christine Rockey, visiting instructor, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Spadoni College of Education, for the proposal The Impact of Knowing Resting Metabolic Rate on Behavioral Changes for Health and Physical Activity.
- David Evans, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, for the proposal titled Use of Web-Based Iterative Instruction Materials for Aiding in the Learning of Chemical Reaction Mechanisms.
- Margaret Fain, librarian, and Robert Stevens, affiliate librarian, Kimbel Library, for the proposal The Impact of an Online Tutorial on Student Learning.
- Eliza Glaze, assistant professor, Department of History, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, for the proposal Assessing a Technology-Based Version of History 101, The Foundations of European Civilization from Prehistory to 1648.
- John Goodwin, associate professor and chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, for the proposal Creation of an Advanced General Chemistry Course for Well-Prepared Introductory Students.
- Andrew Incognito, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, for the proposal The Effects of a Web-Based Calculus Application on Teaching and Learning.
- Pamela Martin, assistant professor, Department of Politics and Geography, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, for the proposal The Cosmopolitan University: Does a Global Telecollaborative Environment Increase Interest in Global Events and Empathy Among Introductory Level International Relations Students?
- Robert Peterson, assistant professor, Department of Biology, College of Natural and Applied Science, for the proposal Implementing an Investigation-Based Developmental Biology Course.
- Tom Secrest, associate professor, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, for the proposal The Effect of Limiting Access to Instructor-Prepared Online Teaching Material.