Faculty Grant Projects

The AFTL Request for Funding guidelines can be found in the AFTL Blackboard organization.

Recent Funded Proposals

Lynn Ritchey

  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Program
    • AFTL funding went towards travel and expenses.

Howard Jackson, Warren Huff, and Bruce Ault

  • STEM Master Teacher Series
    • The partial support from the AFTL will help support a STEM Master Teacher series whose primary audience would be the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and the Departments within the College of Engineering.  The idea is to engage the collaboration and support of the academic departments and, most importantly, AFTL to bring to campus master teachers who are known within their disciplines and can speak broadly on pedagogical issues across the STEM disciplines.  More specifically, this series will focus on pedagogies relevant to large introductory classes in the STEM fields. 

Victoria Appatova

  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Conference held in Houston, TX on November 7-10, 2012. Outcomes of conference include:
    • (1)   To apply newly acquired pedagogical and curriculum development approaches to designing and teaching new Effective Reading courses at Clermont College;
    • (2)  Learning new skills of program development and assessment will contribute to my effort to develop a new Interdisciplinary Reading Program at Clermont College;
    • (3)  In order to disseminate the information and share newly acquired knowledge and skills, the I am planning to conduct a session of the Engaged Scholarship Forum, an interdisciplinary group of UCCC faculty and professional staff who exchange scholarly ideas, new research results, as well as novelties in the field of College Literacy and Learning at an Open-Access Institution
    • (4)  Collaboration with nationally and internationally renowned experts in reading research and education will result in joint publications and conference presentations.

Rita Kumar and Brenda Refaei

  • They presented a session entitled “Using SoTL to Inform Course Redesign” at the 2012 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching (ISSoTL) and Learning in Hamilton, Canada.  ISSOTL is the premier international conference on the scholarship teaching and learning.

Ruth Benander

  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education institute “Connecting the Mind, Brain, and Education” which will take place in June 2012.  
    • Dr. Benander will present a series of workshops based on information from this institute in Fall 2012.

Frank Wray

  • Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD. June, 2011.
    • Funding from the AFTL helped provide travel and accommodations to this Lilly Conference. One of the main conference themes was Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs). The PI presented a poster highlight a successful Critical Thinking Faculty Learning Community he facilitates at UC-Blue Ash College. In addition, the PI participated in several sessions centered around FLCs and their importance in faculty development.

Lynn Ritchey

  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), Nashville, TN, October 2010
    • The PI co-presented "Teachers Helping Teachers: Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning.  This presentation provided participants a model for developing their own Academies.  From this presentation, the PI was contacted by a participant for further information.  She was actively developing an academy at her institution.  It was a smaller institution than UC and modifications were discussed to the model to work more effectively in her setting.
  • North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, April 2011
    • The PI presented "The Best of the Web: Internet Resources for Introductory Sociology".  The PI was contacted by an individual who is well-respected in sociology to get permission to use the PI's handout at the American Sociological Association's, Teaching and Learning Section's pre-conference workshop.  Additionally, the PI received the John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.  This is the organizations only award that recognizes teaching.  Award recipients are asked to prepare a presentation for the following year's meeting.  I will be giving this presentation in April 2012 with the tentative title "Becoming a Student Whisperer." This presentation will also be published in the associations peer reviewed journal.