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Pepperdine Funds Grants Encouraging Faculty Innovation
In the first round of a new initiative at Pepperdine University to support faculty innovation specific to the field of technology and learning, chief information officer Timothy Chester has awarded a total of $37,000 to five successful faculty applicants.
The grant program is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Chief Information Officer, and the deans of the schools of Pepperdine University. Its intent is to encourage and fund faculty members who propose new ways to integrate technology and learning and share them with peers across the University. Successful, cutting-edge projects will be evaluated to determine the feasibility of University-wide implementation, with the aim of making more instructional tools available to faculty members and enhancing the educational experience of students.
Four of the recipients of the award are faculty members at the Graziadio School of Business and Management: Terri Egan for her proposal, "Toward a Scalable and Sustainable Framework for Blended Learning;" Ann Feyerheim for her proposal, "MS in Organization Development;" Owen Hall for his proposal, "Application of Dashboard Learning Technology to Graduate Management Education;" and John Mooney for his proposal, "Beyond Smart: Developing a Classroom Model that's also Connected, Personal, and Real." The final recipient, Connie James of Seaver College, won a grant for her proposal, "Best Method to Easily and Efficiently Capture and Deliver Captured Classroom Content."
After a period of 12 months, grant winners will be expected to submit a journal-ready case study that details their work and make a presentation at a "Learning and Technology" event later next year. An additional round of funds is expected to be available through this program during the fall 2008 semester.