The 2021 Recipients of Explorance’s Faculty Research Grants

The Faculty Research Grant Review Committee and Explorance would like to thank the Bluenotes Community members for their participation in the call for the 2021 Faculty Research Grant Proposals. Applicants were asked to submit research proposals around the theme of using assessment or course evaluation data.

We are pleased to announce the 13 research grant recipients from institutions across the globe. The selected proposals represent a broad spectrum of topics that will advance the discovery of new knowledge and understanding of the use of assessment and/or course evaluation data in various aspects of teaching and learning.

Explorance has committed a total of US$170,000 to be awarded to the Faculty Grant recipients. Research findings will be presented at the Bluenotes Global 2021 VX conference to be held virtually, August 2 through August 4, 2021, as a part of knowledge transfer.

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The 2021 Faculty Grant Review Committee and Explorance are pleased to announce the recipients of faculty research grants for 2021 for the Bluenotes community. We received many excellent applications from Bluenotes Community member institutions, and would like to thank everyone who applied. To learn more about the blind faculty research grant proposal review process, visit the the Faculty Research Grants page.


The 2021 Recipients of Explorance’s Faculty Research Grants

Institution Principal Investigator(PI) Co-PI(s)/ Collaborator(s) Research Topic
Australian Catholic University Thu Ngo Len Unsworth Enhancing Learner Satisfaction with Challenging Pedagogical Content through Student-feedback-based Course Redesign
Dalhousie University Jill McSweeney Bruno Roy Understanding the Use of Student Ratings of Instruction(SRI) Data for Research Purposes
Dalhousie University Leanne Stevens Exploring the Impact of Remote Course Delivery: Soliciting and Using Student Feedback
Kennesaw State University Awatef Ergai Ginny Zhan, Sabine Smith, Shane Peterson Enhancing Engineering Course Evaluations: An Intercultural Competence Intervention and Assessment Program
Kennesaw State University Sarah Guindre-Parker CURE in the Time of COVID-19: Student Perception and Learning in Virtual Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences
Liverpool John Moores University Denise Lee Philip Carey, Emma Smith, Elena Zaitsevad Exploring Students’ Perceptions of the Inclusive Curriculum: a Student-staff Collaborative Research Project on Challenging the White Curriculum
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Yajnavalka Banerjee Farah Otaki, Mandana Gholami, Iman Fawad, Anjum Akbar A Proof-of-concept Study Investigating Students’ Perception of Formative Assessment as an Instructional Tool in Competency-Based Medical Education
Saint Mary’s College of California Aeleah Soine Makiko Imamura Using Qualitative Student Feedback to Guide First-Year Advising Program: Means to Improve Student Success and Retention
University West, Reykjavik University, University of Gothenburg Helena Vallo Hult, University West Anna Sigridur Islind, Reykjavik University; Christian Master Östlund, University West; Per Wekell, University of Gothenburg; Daniel Holmberg, University of Gothenburg Digital Learning: Continuous Professional Development of Physicians
University of Florida John Jordi Mining Course Evaluation Text Analytics to Develop Strategies that Increase Teaching Effectiveness
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Seungwon Chung Stephanie Klein, Aurore Phenow Understanding Course Characteristics and Response Rates: A Path to Improving Courses and Use of Course Evaluation Results
University of Waikato Nicole Pepperell Application of Natural Language Processing to Student Evaluation Data: a Proof-of-concept Pilot Study
Zayed University Lawrence Meda Special Needs Students’ Experiences of Emergence Remote Learning in the United Arab Emirates

The faculty research grant recipients will present their research findings at the Bluenotes Global 2021 Virtual Experience to be held virtually August 2 through August 4, 2021, as a part of knowledge transfer.