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12/06/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 15:29

Schreyer Institute awards 2023-24 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grants

Credit: Penn State
December 6, 2023

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Seven Penn State faculty earned Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grants from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence to experiment, test or implement a teaching innovation that addresses an important instructional concern.

The recipients of the 2023-24 Teaching Transformation and Innovation grants are:

  • Russ deForest, assistant teaching professor, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science, "Peer Support and Student Self-efficacy in a First Year Calculus Course."
  • Susana García Prudencio, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, College of the Liberal Arts, "Spanish Language Online Learning in the Age of the Generative AI Tools."
  • Linlin Jensen, associate teaching professor, Department of Chemistry, Eberly College of Science, "H5P Interactive Videos for Math for PChem Foundation Module."
  • Victoria Kellogg, assistant teaching professor of nursing, Penn State Altoona, "Incorporating Virtual Reality Simulation into Nursing Education."
  • Kirsty Lloyd, assistant teaching professor, Department of Plant Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, "Opening Awareness to Ways of Knowing, Intelligence, and Connectedness in the Curriculum."
  • Ashley Russell, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State Behrend, "Enhancing Science and Engineering Classroom Presentations: Exploring iPad-Based Teaching Strategies for Engaged Learning."
  • Michael Tews, associate professor, Department of Hospitality Management, College of Health and Human Development, "Lego Learning Initiative for Hospitality Management Education."

Faculty of any rank or appointment and staff who teach Penn State students are invited to apply to the Schreyer Institute's grant programs. More information, including award criteria, timelines and fundable items, can be found here.

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State.