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Center for Learning and Teaching Awards Seven Faculty Innovator Grants

Old Dominion's Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) recently announced the Faculty Innovator Grant (FIG) awards for 2013. Seven proposals were selected. The FIG program encourages university faculty to explore the use of technology in teaching and learning issues that are targets for improvement and innovation. Proposals involving collaboration of two or more faculty members from the same department, or different departments in the same or different colleges, are encouraged. The lessons learned by FIG recipients will be shared as an important step in promoting or fostering a campus-wide dialogue on innovation in teaching and learning. The final report for each grant will be published on the CLT portal as a resource for the campus community. Recipients will also present their completed projects as part of CLT's series of workshops, panels and/or special events. Selection for award is based on FIG selection criteria and proposals are judged by a team that includes past grant recipients as faculty representatives. The selection criteria and other details about each grant project are available at The winning proposals for 2013 are:

• "iComPADabilty: The Business of Faculty Mentoring and International Language Education with iPads"

Betty Rose Facer, Foreign Languages and Literatures

Collaborating Faculty: Peter Schulman, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Astrid Heinrich-Lamb, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Steve Yetiv, International Studies - Political Science and Geography; and Lisa Mayes, Office of Academic Enhancement

• "Autism Spectrum Disorder - Integrating Theory and Clinical Practice Perspectives"

Gail C. Grisetti, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Collaborating Faculty: Jonna Bobzien, Communication Disorders and Special Education

• "A Searchable Field Experience Knowledge Base for Pre-Service Special Education Teachers"

Wu He, Decision Sciences

Collaborating Faculty: Silvana Watson, Communication Disorders and Special Education

• "Online Modules for Computer Aided Drafting"

Vukica Jovanovic, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Collaborating Faculty: Jennifer Michaeli, Mechanical Engineering Technology; Nathan Luetke, Mechanical Engineering Technology; and
Petros Katsioloudis, STEM Education and Professional Studies

• "Using the Workflow Technology to Create Secure Software Engineering Scenario-based Workflows for Information Security Education"

Wu He, Decision Sciences

Collaborating Faculty: Yaohang Li, Computer Science

• "Radiographic Imaging for Mass Fatality Training in Dental Hygiene Students"

Tara Newcomb, Dental Hygiene

Collaborating Faculty: Ann Bruhn, Dental Hygiene

• "The Learning to Learn Game: Traditional Teaching Levels Up"

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, English

Collaborating Faculty: Megan McKittrick, English, and Matthew Beale, English (graduate student)

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