The 2020 Recipients for Explorance’s Faculty Research Grants

The 2020 Faculty Research Grant Review Committee and Explorance would like to thank the Bluenotes Community members for their participation in the call for the 2020 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 16 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 or course evaluation data in various aspects of teaching and learning.

Explorance has committed a total of US$160,000 to be awarded to the Faculty Grant recipients. Research findings will be presented at the Bluenotes Global 2020 conference to be held in Chicago from August 2 through August 5, 2020, as a part of knowledge transfer.

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The 2020 Faculty Grant Review Committee and Explorance are pleased to announce the recipients of faculty research grants for 2020. 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 2020 Recipients of Explorance’s Faculty Research Grants

Institution Principal Investigator(PI) Co-PI(s)/ Collaborator(s) Research Topic
Australian Catholic University Bhavani Sridharan Alireza Amrollahi The Effect of Student-centred Flipped Feeding Approach on the Development of Employability Skills: Collaborative Group Work Context
Bellarmine University David G. Wolf   Analyzing the Use of a Long-Term Care Administration Simulation Tool in the Classroom and its Effect on Student Performance
Dalhousie University Leanne Stevens Jennifer Stamp, Brad Wuetherick, Bruno Roy, Swasti Arora Supporting the Analysis and Visualization of Qualitative Student Feedback in Large Enrolment Classes for Faculty
Kennesaw State University Christopher T. Allen   Examining Teaching Behavior Models: Person-centered Models vs. Variable-centered Models
Liverpool John Moores University Anna Law Elena Zaitseva Bringing Student Voice to Evaluation: Using Q Methodology for Creating a Student-led Question Bank
Reykjavík University María Óskarsdóttir Anna Sigríður Íslind, John David Baird Learning Outside the Box: a Data-Driven, Cross-Sectional Learner Behaviour Analysis
Simon Fraser University Rochelle Tucker Kiran Bisra Examining How Student Feedback, Specifically to the Instructor-Selected Questions (ISQ), can Improve Teaching Practice and Student Learning
The Ohio State University Joyce J. Chen Alan Kalish, Vladimir Kogan Reducing Impact of Student Bias on Feedback Surveys: A Pilot Study
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Esther O. Ohito Joseph L. Lewis Evaluating Diversity and Inclusion Pedagogy in Two Inclusive University Classrooms
University of Florida Kate A. Ratliff Bonnie Moradi, David Miller, Amanda Phalin, John Jordi Investigating the Influence of Instructions and Questions on Student Evaluations of Teaching to Make SETs More Useful
University of Louisville Linda Fuselier   A Multicultural, Intersectional Analysis of Student Performance and Evaluation of Teaching
University of Maryland Global Campus Darragh McNally   Examining Faculty-Student Interactions built into First-Year Experience Course Design to Enhance Student Experience
University of Minnesota Joseph Rios Stephanie Klein Do Instructor and Course Evaluations in STEM Gateway Courses Predict STEM Retention?
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Yao Wu   Reinforcing Learning Outcomes of Second Language Courses in Higher Education with Community Based Pedagogy and Test Item Analyses
Yorkville University Irene Torres-Arends   Understanding the Academic Experience of International Students in Canada as a Cultural Transition Process
Zayed University Sadiq Midraj Jessica Midraj & Asli Hassan, Khalifa University Associations Between Grade Six Students’ Evaluation of the Learning Ecology, Self-efficacy and Academic Achievement

The faculty research grant recipients will present their research findings at the Bluenotes Global 2020 conference to be held in Chicago from August 2 through August 5, 2020, as a part of knowledge transfer.

For any questions about this faculty research grant, please contact Bob Goldstein (, the chair of the Faculty Research Grant Review Committee, directly.