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These proposals represent some of the fine work accomplished by our faculty in the past, and the types of innovative projects PLIG is supporting now.

2013-2014 Funded Provost’s Learning Innovations Grant Proposals (Group 2)

Implementation Grants

  • Sylvia Perez-Hardy and Richard P. Mislan, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Computing Security
    Project: "MobiSploit"
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  • Rob Garrick, College of Applied Science and Technology, Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Project: "TRiLE – Technology Rich Interactive Learning Environment"
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Exploration Grants

  • Sandi Connelly, College of Science, Gosnell School of Life Sciences
    Project: "Implementing the Flipped Class Model to Engage All Students in a Large General Education Biology Course"
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  • Michael Palanski, Saunders College of Business, Management
    Project: "Anonymous Peer-Reviewed Writing"
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  • Robin Cass and Jane Shellenbarger, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, School for American Crafts
    Project: "The Digital Hand: Integrating CAD & Rapid Prototyping into Material Arts Education"
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  • Mario W. Gomes, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    Project: "Effect of competition on students in freshman design/build classes"
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  • Raja S. Kushalnagar, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Information and Computing Studies
    Project: "Closed Visual Cues for Introductory Programming Tutorial Videos"
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  • Bharat Bhole and Bríd G. Hanna, College of Liberal Arts, Economics
    Project: "Developing Computer-based Experiments to Teach Economics Principles"
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Focus Grants

  • Dr. Peter Schmidt, RIT Croatia, International Business
    Project: "Promoting Flipped Classrooms at RIT's European Campuses"
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  • Bruce Hartpence, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Information Sciences and Technology
    Project: "Flipping Virtualization"
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2013-2014 Funded Provost’s Learning Innovations Grant Proposals (Group 1)

Focus Grants

  • R. Mithu Dey, Saunders College of Business, Accounting
    Project: "Flipped Cost Management"
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  • Caroline Easton, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Clinical Psychology
    Project: "Virtual, Cyber and Human Visualization Interactive Technology in Teaching Addiction Pharmacology and Behavioral Effects"
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  • Eve Delaney Foxsmith and Mindy Hopper, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Liberal Studies
    Project: ""Flip the Classroom" with Deaf students who are studying English"
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  • Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    Project: "A Novel Hybrid Approach for Teaching Biomaterials"
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  • Kelly Martin, College of Liberal Arts, Communications
    Project: "Digital Design Flipped Classroom"
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  • Rick Mislan, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Computing Security and Tae Oh, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Information Science & Technology
    Project: "MoSeVERE - Mobile Security and Vulnerability Exploitation Research and Education"
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  • Antonio Mondragon, College of Applied Science and Technology, Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology
    Project: "Agile Senior Capstone Courses"
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  • Dina Newman and Harvey Pough, College of Science, Gosnell School of Life Sciences
    Project: "Conversion of AP Scholars Introduction to Biology to a Cinematic Lecture Inverted Course"
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  • Elouise Oyzon, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, IGM
    Project: "Classroom integration of open-source tools"
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  • Jim Perkins, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Medical Illustration
    Project: "Inverted Classroom Teaching of Computer Graphics Software"
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  • Michael Schrlau and Robert Stevens, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    Project: "Inverting Mechanical Engineering Heat Transfer using Pencasts"
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Exploration Grants

  • Miguel Bazdresch, College of Applied Science and Technology, Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering Technology
    Project: "Platform for Hands-On Learning of Wireless Communications"
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  • Sandra Connelly and Michael Long, College of Science, Gosnell School of Life Sciences
    Project: "D/W/F Rate: What is the problem?"
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  • Glen Hintz, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Medical Illustration
    Project: "Teaching Anatomic Figure Drawing with Interactive Media and 3D Simulations"
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  • Yin Pan, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Computing Security
    Project: "Interactive Visualization Game-Based Digital Forensics Course for Undergraduate Education "
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2012-2013 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals

Proof of Concept Program Awards

  • Amanda Bao (CAST, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety)
    Project: "Implementing Screencasts Technology to Civil Engineering Technology Courses"
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  • Rajendran Murthy (SCB, Marketing) and Mike Johansson (COLA, Communication)
    Project: "Effective Social Media for Marketing Communications"
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  • David Halbstein (CIAS, 3D Digital Graphics) and Susan Lakin (CIAS, SPAS)
    Project: "Photography and Computer-Based Imagery: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Realistic Image Creation and Control"
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  • Marla Schweppe (CIAS, School of Design) and Jeanne Christman (CAST, Computer Engineering Technology)
    Project: "Wearable Technology: a Blend of Design and Engineering"
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  • Carol Marchetti (COS, School of Mathematical Sciences), Sue Foster, Gary Long, Mike Stinson (NTID, Research & Teacher Education Studies)
    Project: "Enhancing Learning in Student Workgroups Comprised of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing Students: a Proof of Concept Study"
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  • Harvey Pough, Paul Shipman, Gary Skuse (COS, School of Life Sciences)
    Project: "Training Scholars from Day 1: The AP Scholars Section of Introduction to Biology"
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  • Kate Wright, Dawn Carter (COS, School of Life Sciences)
    Project: "Development of Introduction to Biology Laboratories that Promotes NSF-supported Competencies in Scientific Literacy"
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    Completed Project Report

Adaptation & Implementation Program Awards

  • Roger Dube, Anne Houtman, Joseph Hornak (COS, Imaging Sciences)
    Project: "Interdisciplinary Science Exploration Program"
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  • Susan Lakin (CIAS, SPAS) and Joe Geigel (GCCIS, Computer Science)
    Project: "Exploring the Intersection of Art, Music, and Technology"
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  • Michael Waschak and Daniel Cosentino (American University in Kosovo, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies)
    Project: "Multi-Campus Environmental Research and Media Collaboration"
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2011-2012 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals

Proof of Concept Awards

  • Carol Romanowski (Academic Affairs, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies), Minseok Kwon (GCCIS, Computer Science), Rajendra Raj (GCCIS, Computer Science)
    Project: "General Education Immersion Concentration in Web-Connected Computing for Non-Computing Majors"
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  • Robert Garrick (CAST, MMET)
    Project: "Implementing an Inverted Classroom for Asynchronous and Enhanced Student Learning"
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  • Carol Whitlock (CAST, Hospitality, Tourism, and Nutrition Management)
    Project: "Food Identification and Assessment: Conversion of a lecture/laboratory course into an online course"
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  • Shaun Foster (CIAS, 3DDG), Juan Cockburn (KGCOE, Computer Engineering)
    Project: "Exploring Creative Innovation and Collaboration Between Engineering and 3D Digital Design using the Kinect as an Open Source Hardware and Software Platform"
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    Completed Project Report
  • David Martins (COLA, English), Stanley Van Horn (COLA, English Language Center)
    Project: "Internationalizing Writing Instruction: A Proof of Concept Proposal for RIT Faculty and First-Year Students"
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  • Elizabeth Reeves O'Connor (COLA, Communication), Keri Barone (COLA, Communication)
    Project: "Student Transcription as a Pedagogical Tool for Improving Speech Wriitng, Organization, and Delivery Skills"
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    Completed Project Report
  • Leslie Kate Wright (COS, Biological & Medical Sciences), Dina Newman (COS, Biological & Medical Sciences)
    Project: "Development of Novel Teaching Strategies for Cell Biology based on In-Depth Analysis of Students' Conceptual Models of Chromosomes"
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  • Joe Geigel (GCCIS, Computer Science)
    Project: "Redesign of Computer Graphics I for Online Delivery"
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  • Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard (KGCOE, Mechanical Engineering)
    Project: "Development and Assessment of an Online Version of a Core, Graduate Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Course"
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  • Neil Hair (COB, Marketing)
    Project: "Commercializing Virtual Worlds Online"
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  • Roberta Klein (COB, Accounting), James Myers (CAST, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies), Sandra Rothenberg (COB, Management)
    Project: "Cross Disciplinary Online Class in Environmental Accounting and Finance"
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  • Deborah Colton (COB, Marketing), Sandra Rothenberg (COB, Management)
    Project: "Green Marketing: An Online Graduate Course"
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  • Larry Villasmil (CAST, MMET/PS)
    Project: "Implementing a Virtual Laboratory for a directed and synchronous student learning experience; comparing and combining virtual and real experimentation: an effort to enhance students' conceptual understanding of fluid power"
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  • Shaun Foster (CIAS, 3DDG / CIAS), Stan Rickel (CIAS, Industrial Design)
    Project: "Dynamic Text: Adding input beyond the keyboard"
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    Completed Project Report
  • Joe Geigel (GCCIS, Computer Science)
    Project: "Redesign of Computer Graphics I for Online Delivery"
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Adaptation & Innovation Award

  • Elizabeth Goins (COLA, Fine Arts), Christopher Egert (GCCIS, Interactive Games & Media), Andrew Phelps (GCCIS, Interactive Games & Media)
    Project: "Interactive Design for Museums"
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    Completed Project Report
2010-2011 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals

Proof of Concept Program

  • Richard L. Doolittle (Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Education), Lawrence Torcello (CLA/Philosophy)
    Project: "Death and the Living: A Unique Learning Community Model that Connects Issues of Biomedical Ethics to the Study of Human Anatomy"
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  • Bonalyn J. Nelsen and David Crumb (CAST/School of Hospitality Management); Mark J. Pfuntner (NTID)
    Project: "Methods of Adapting Case Teaching for Deaf and Mixed (Deaf and Hearing) Student Groups"
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  • Akhtar A. Khan and Patricia Clark (COS/School of Mathematical Sciences)
    Project: "An Interdisciplinary Study of Certain Models in Biomathematics & Medicine"
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  • George Slack (KGCOE/EE), Marla Schweppe (CIAS/Computer Graphics Design)
    Project: "Experimental Liquid Display System"
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    Completed Project Report
  • Mike Hewitt and Ruben A. Proano (KGCOE/Industrial & Systems Engineering)
    Project: "Lessons from Influenza: Teaching operations management via emergency response planning"
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  • Andres Carrano and John Kaemmerlen (COE); Wendy Dannels and Dino Lauria (Laury) (NTID)
    Project: "Development of experiential activities on the Toyota Lab for NTID's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Student Population"
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    Completed Project Report
  • G. Alan Rhodes (CIAS/School of Film & Animation), Patti Ambrogi (CIAS/Photo Arts & Sciences)
    Project: "Future Cinema: new screens"
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Adaptation & Implementation Program

  • Michelle Harris and David Schwartz (GCCIS/Interactive Games & Media), Stan Rickel (CIAS/Industrial Design)
    Project: "Refocused Tangible Experience Design course"
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  • Elisabetta D'Amanda (CLA/Foreign Languages), Ann Marie Kuntz and Kathy Darroch (NTID/College Operations, Special Access Services)
    Project: "Integrated technology-based learning in foreign languages": Integration of interpreting, notetaking, and online interaction to enhance hearing and deaf students communication skills in the target language
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    Completed Project Report
  • George Slack and Ferat Sahin (KGCOE/EE), Stan Rickel (CIAS/Industrial Engineering), Mark Smith (KGCOE/Design, Development & Manufacturing), Wayne Walter (KGCOE/Mechanical Engineering), James Vallino (GCCIS/Software Engineering)
    Project: "Wandering Campus Ambassador, Phase II"
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2009-2010 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Blizzard/Howard: Introducing Community Based Participatory Research & Learning to Environmental Studies Students: Identifying the Sociocultural Context of Sustainability
Collison/Cody: Organic Chemistry:  An Innovative Studio-Based Approach
Proposal
Dell/Garrick/Romanowski/Slifka: Mind Mapping Techniques and Its Influence on Student Learning and Faculty Course Delivery
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Guclu: Interdisciplinary Project-based Network Modeling Course for Complex Systems
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Hair: Commercializing Virtual Worlds
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Hane: Linking Biodiversity and Human Health
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Jacobs/Grace: Creating a Formal Course in Open Source Development and the One Laptop Per Child Program
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Kolodziej: A Classroom Experimentation Module Set in Engineering Dynamics for Increased Student Comprehension by Connecting Theory with Experiment in an Interactive Setting
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Korfmacher: Developing Interdisciplinary Campus Sustainability Projects for Use in the Greening of RIT (1055-300) and other Existing RIT Courses and Projects
Proposal
Long/Schull/Gatley: Development of a Pilot Honors Course to Address Issues of Local and Global Interest with Agent-Based Modeling
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Oh: Including Real Networking Hardware in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Environment
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Perry: Creative Workshop: PreK-12 Science & Math
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Porter: Prison Writings and the Effects of Incarceration
Proposal
Sanders: Logic Course Software Modification
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Slack/Rickel/Phillips/Sahin/Walter: Wandering Campus Ambassador
Proposal
Vick/Phelps: Creating a Game Programming Framework, Phase 1
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2008-2009 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Butler/Kwon: A Mobile Robots Laboratory to Teach Advanced Computing Concepts
Proposal
Geigel: Teaching Animation in a Virtual Space: The Use of Second Life as an Extended Approach for On-line Learning of Graphics Related Courses
Proposal
Jacobs/Vick: Media Ecology of Games Timeline Web Software Development
Proposal
Lanciaux/Tra: Enhancing Student Success in the Data Analysis Sequence Using Learner Centered Pedagogy & Best Practices Incorporating Instructional Technologies
Proposal
Pan/Shenoy/Mishra: Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Tra/Evans: Microarray Data Analysis, an Interdisciplinary Course
Proposal
Whittington/Neumann: Integrating Applications Programming & Professional Communication
Proposal
Yamashita/Maru/Aldersley: Online Technology in Non-Alphabet-based Foreign Language Classrooms: Integration of Deaf and Hearing Students, and Enhancement of Their Writing Skills in the Target Language
Proposal
Completed Project Report
2007-2008 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Bitterman/Hair: ROBE: RIT Online Branding Encyclopedia Initiative
Proposal
Craig/Doolittle/Perkins/Schull: Interactive Visualization as a Means of Learning Science
Proposal
Hair/Barnes: Exploring Pedagogical Issues in Secondlife™: Teaching Online Advertising.
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Hira/Bailey/Winebrake: Integrating Interdisciplinarity via Cross College Collaboration: Engineering & Public Policy
Proposal
Completed Project Report
D&C Editorial by Hira & Bailey
Institute Writing Committee/Hermsen: Principle to Principled Practice: Faculty Seminar for Writing-to-Learn
Proposal
Jackson: Interactive Discrete Mathematics
Proposal
Kudithipudi/Mukund: Lab on the Network
Proposal
Leonard/Carle/Ciccarelli: The Investigation of an Innovative  "Toolbox" for Experiential Learning in ET
Proposal
Paidy/Reddy: Core Databases for Supply Chain Management
Proposal
Pough/Newman/Wright: Implementing a Workshop Format for Introduction to Biology I, II, and III
Proposal
2006-2007 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Doolittle/Craig/Phelps: Creation of an Interactive Software Program for the Study of Human Anatomy
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Evans: The Microarray Revolution: Bringing the Technology to Large Classes
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Glenn: Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate Course Enhancement Through the Direct Integration of Applied Research and Development Projects
Proposal
Gupta: Web-based Laboratory Instructional Materials in Mechanical Engineering
Proposal
Harkin/Lutzer: Using JoinIn on TurningPoint to Increase Participation in the Calculus Classroom
Proposal
Hartpence: Experimental Telephony Integration Laboratory Experiences and Curricula
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Heliotis: Integrating Methods to Encourage Student Preparation for Class Meetings
Proposal
Jones: Active Learning in General Biology Labs; Detecting GM Foods in the Grocery Store and Determining Your Own Genotype
Proposal
Linke/Smith: Curricular Strategies for Teaching about Issues on War and Terror
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Raj: A Secure Data Management Framework to Enhance Student Learning
Proposal
Schweppe/Stiebitz: Animatronic Character
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Scully/Bell: Soundscape Touchscape Redefining Landscape
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Wiandt: Visual Complex Analysis
Proposal
Venkataraman: Sustained Analysis Across Engineering Curriculum Using the Same Software
Proposal
2005-2006 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Bajorski: Bootstrapping Modules for Introductory Statistics Courses
Proposal
Brooks/Lutzer: Reinventing General Education in Mathematics: Politics, Power, Choice & Game Theory
Cao/Shenoy/Hu: Multi-disciplinary Training on Wireless Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks via Integrated Hardware/Software Experiments
Proposal
Castro-Cedeno/Carle/Voss: Assessment of First Year Students' 3D Spatial Skills
Proposal
Castro-Cedeno/Carle/Voss: Relative Effectiveness of Question Style When Using the Socratic Method
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Appendix B
"Clickers" Pres
Craig/Doolittle: 3D Visualization in Science
Proposal
Giardino/Porter, et al: Remote Tutoring Bringing Learning Closer From a Distance
Proposal
Harnish: Adapting Cognitive Styles to Improve Retention
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Hu/Lukowiak/Teredesai: Improve Students' Learning in Pervasive Computing from Both Science & Engineering Perspective
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Korfmacher/Younker: Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into RIT's Curriculum
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Long/Foster/Saur: Development of Self-Instructional Online Modules for Improving Student Access
Proposal
Pough: Active and Peer Learning in Introduction to Biology
Proposal
Reichlmayr: Applying Blended Learning Techniques to Enhance the Student Project Team Experience
Proposal
Schreiner: Online Language Processing Tools
Proposal
Completed Project Report
Yang: Building Your Own Wireless Ad Hoc Networks - Hands-on Experience for Next Generation Network Engineers & Scientists
Proposal
2004-2005 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
Bautista/Maggelakis: Online Testing &Math Skill Building for Students in Calculus Sequences
Burston: Exploiting Crossword Puzzles in the Teaching of American Sign Language
Colton-Hebert/DiMartino: Web-Based Marketing Modules: A University Wide Resource to Advance Entrepreneurial and Commercialization Activities [Completed Project Report]
Geigel/Schweppe: Virtual Theatre: An Art and Technology Collaboration
Grosshans/Brent: Cross-disciplinary Technical Vocabulary Reference and Student Study Guide for Deaf Students
Hartpence: Wireless Security Course Materials, Labs &Teaching Aides [Completed Project Report]
Hermsen/Thorn: Teaching Writing in Engineering
Hu/Teredesai/Lukowiak: Enhance Multi-Disciplinary Undergraduate Wireless &Mobile System Learning with Experimental Bluetooth &Sensor Kits [Completed Project Report]
LaLonde: Arena Simulation as a Tool for the Demonstration Statistical Process Control
Lester/Orwin/Sirlin/Beck/Spaull/Flaxman: Comedia' Film/Video Production-Collaboration between the RIT School of Film and Animation and the Dell'Arte Int'l School of Physical Theatre
Phillips/Hoople: Low-Cost Training Circuits
Schull/Quinsland/Pagano/Templeton/Sonstein/Irving: Using Electronic Chat Systems to Enhance Deaf Student Access to Other Students, Faculty &Disciplinary Experts
Venkataraman: Interactive Learning - Practice to Perfection [Completed Project Report]
Yamashita/Maru: Computer-Assisted Language Learning [Completed Project Report]
Yambrach: Game Play Introduction to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries
Whittington/Bills/Holden/Weeden: Implementing Active Learning and Student Cohorts in the First Course of the IT Introductory Programming Sequence
Assessment of First Year Students’ 3D Spatial Skills
Relative Effectiveness of Question Style When Using the Socratic Method
2003-2004 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals

Albertini/Stinson: Composing More Fluently: Using an Interpreter & ASR to facilitate the Writing Process
Annunziata/Belle: Online History Courses
Bell: Design Tutorial to Accompany the AMICO Database
Birken/Marchetti/Marron: Continuance of the Deaf Access Project w/in the College of Science &Dissemination to other RIT Colleges [Completed Project Report]
Doubleday, Goodman, Kennedy, Kurtz, Schreiner, Yacci: A Meta-Proposal for Disparate Approaches to Teaching Programming to Undergraduate Students
Edwards: Opening 'The History Box'
Hermsen/Doolittle: Writing &Literature in the Sciences
Howles: CS1 Underprepared
Mozrall/Taylor: Integrating Design into the ISE Introductory Course Sequence
Neely: Business Software Applications Adjunct Teaching Package
Robinson: Creating a Biogengineering Laboratory Experience in Lung Cast Fabrication
Rozanski/Haake: An Innovative Learning Environment for Usability Testing
Toscano/Kincheloe/Bradbury: Enhanced Web-Based Reading/Writing Tutor

2002-2003 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
2001-2002 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals
2000-2001 Funded Provost's Learning Innovations Grant Proposals