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Eight faculty receive grants for high-impact courses

Natalia Cervantes
February 13, 2017

Eight EHE faculty have received a total of $50,000 grants from the college to develop “signature” courses in their fields of study. Their seven courses will offer high-impact experiences to create defining moments for students in the college. Faculty proposals incorporate experiential learning opportunities including study abroad, service learning, research and capstone experiences. The courses are meant to expand students’ understanding of local and global issues and enhance problem-solving and presentation skills. Courses also develop professional thinking from scientific, humanistic and ethical perspectives.

Department of Educational Studies

Leadership and Innovation | Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Barnes

This upper-division course, taught in partnership with Fisher College of Business, will develop skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. The course will culminate with the National Collegiate Leadership Competition, an annual, student-run conference that serves as the cornerstone of leadership experience and training for college students nationwide. Both EHE and Fisher will invest in enrolling in the competition for five years.

Learning Technology in Learning and Education | Associate Professor Rick Voithofer

This revamped service-learning course will guide undergraduate students in developing a plan to use technology to improve homework help at Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. This required course for the technology strand in Child and Youth Studies will culminate in a capstone project. Subsequent courses will implement plans created in this course.

Department of Human Sciences

Consumer Service for Individuals with Disabilities | Assistant Professor Milos Bujisic

This hybrid course will help hospitality students to understand how to better serve people with disabilities. With in-person simulations and hands-on experiences in different locations, this elective course will teach hospitality majors and other interested EHE students.

Personal Wellness Journey through Adventure Education and Ancient Britain | Professor Jackie Goodway and Associate Professor Sue Sutherland

This study-abroad course develops an outdoor adventure program in conjunction with the University of Wales-Trinity St. David. Students will explore the natural beauty and historical sites of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Activities will include kayaking, climbing and mountain biking, as well as the opportunity for students to develop a capstone project. This course will have a possible collaboration with the Hospitality Management program.

The European Model of Sport | Associate Professor Brian Turner

This study-abroad course will take seven to 10 students to Europe for an introduction to European models of sports management. Students will meet with sport executives and participate in class discussions, tours and service learning. No pre-trip preparation is required, but the class will meet once after the trip.

Department of Teaching and Learning

Playing with Children and Dramatic Inquiry Pedagogy in Democratic Preschool Classrooms | Professor Brian Edmiston

This study-abroad course will teach students the power of imaginative play while they are placed at Reggio Emilia schools in Sweden. Students will meet before and after the trip. This course will fulfill the creative pedagogies course of the BSEd in Early Childhood Education or Child and Youth Studies.

Early Childhood Study-Abroad Experience in Israel | Professor Laurie Katz

This three-week, study-abroad course will partner with Oranim Academic College in Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel, to compare early childhood education in the United States and in Israel. Students must complete preparatory coursework before traveling and a culminating project afterward.