2016-2017 Grant Awardees

The 18 projects supported by 2016-2017 Innovation Seed Grants are testament to the diversity of disciplines and pedagogical approaches weaving the tapestry of an SPU education. Each of the seven Schools/Colleges of the University are represented, as well as departments and initiatives dedicated to the furthering of campus teaching and learning. We celebrate the 23 members of the SPU Community who received this unique funding, and look forward to watching their innovations develop over the next 12 months!

  • Dr. Brian ChinDistributing & Incorporating Open Access Music Theory Contents on the Open Web¹
  • Professors Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman & Laura LasworthPiloting a Campus Maker Space as Confluence of Curriculum & Community
  • Dr. Jaeil LeeIncorporating Digital Retail & Local Luminaries in the Redesign of Apparel Design & Merchandising Program
  • Dr. Traynor HansenDetermining a Pathway for Student Digital Portfolios²
  • SPU Vocation Task ForceDeveloping an Online Field Guide Companion for the Career & Calling Passport Initiative
  • Dr. Daniel KeeneRethinking Engineering Curriculum Through Use of Strategic Manipulative²
  • Dr. Elena BrezynskiFurthering the BioCORE Scholars Program into a Standard University Operation¹
  • Dr. Paul KimIdentifying Psychological Experiences of Students in School of Psychology, Family & Community²
  • The Center for LearningPromoting Praxis of Student Life & Academic Affairs via Active Learning Common Rooms
  • Dr. Mischa WilletDeveloping a Model for Competency-Based Education in Humanities Courses²
  • Dr. Art Ellis & Dr. John Bond - Providing Community Gateways to SPU Global Innovation Summit
  • Dr. Randy BeaversService Learning Exploration in Finance
  • Dr. Christine Hoyle & Professor Candace VanceUsing GoPro Cameras to Study Bedside Manner
  • Dr. Peter Moe, Professor Carrie Fry & Professor Liz Gruchala-GilbertEstablishing Best Practices for Incorporating Writing Center in Campus Library
  • Professor Candace Vance - Creating Video Artifacts for Multiracial Casting & Multilingual Performance Productions
  • Dr. Owen EwaldDeveloping Personalized CLEP Testing for Classics Students
  • Dr. J.J. Johnson-Leese Establishing a Culture of Sustainability through Campus-Wide Discourse

¹ - Project has received past-year innovation funding; funding from this year dedicated to supporting the establishment and continuation of the innovation
² - Project is funded in part by the generous support of the Center for Scholarship & Faculty Development