IDC Results 2016

April 29, 2016

Spring 2016 IDC Committee Results

  1. Ashley Boone
    Proposal to Create Accessible Materials for a Hybrid MATH 1030 Course with the LiveScribe Echo SmartPen.
    Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
    Approved as submitted: 2 hours release time ($1,300), purchase of 8 gb Echo Smartpen Pro Set 1 ($245.75), includes notebooks & replacement ink cartridges, Camtasia Studio video editor ($179).  Total IDC award=$1,724.75
    copy of proposal: Ashley Boone Livescribe Pen Accessibility IDC
  2. Berta Ward, Tracy Reese
    Enriching the PSYC 1030 Experience for CMA & PSCC students
    Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
    Approved as submitted: 1 course reassignment time for Tracy Reese in fall 2016 ($1850 instruction + $150 office hours).  Total IDC award = $2,000
    copy of proposal: IDC CMA General Psychology
  3. Mary Monroe Ellis, Susan Mosteller
    Open Education Resources with Integrated Technologyh for Business Calculus.
    Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
    Approved as submitted: 2 Math 1830 sections sheduled for the NEXT classroom in Spring 2017.  6 hours reassigned time for 2 faculty, 3 hours each ($3,684), fall 2016, 2 hours reassigned time for 2 faculty, 1 hour each ($1,228).  Total IDC award = $4912.00
    copy of proposal: IDC Math OER and Tech Proposal S16

 


2016 Call for IDC Proposals

March 11, 2016

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Do you have an idea for an innovative project to improve student learning?

Submit your proposal by April 18, 2016!

 

Take a look at the Resources page for application guidelines and a sample proposal.


IDC Results 2015

April 27, 2015

Spring 2015 IDC Committee Results

1. Sharon Burlingame, Jerry Sherrod, Charlene Watson – Augmented Labs for Introductory Networking Courses Using a Virtual Learning Environment

Ratings:  Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
Approved as submitted: 2 hours release time for one adjunct instructor ($1228 reassignment time, $130 office hours).  ITE training & certification ($130), travel & lodging to attend certification exam ($400), and the cost of one year’s license to use “IT Essentials Curriculum” program ($1500).

The committee only having $10,000 available, and ending up approving 4 proposals for a total of $10,714, needed to find a fair and equitable way to reduce funding for each project, dividing the overage of $714 by these 4 proposals = $178.50, suggesting that your department’s dean’s office assist with this remainder, so that your total IDC award consists of 3,379.50.

copy of proposal: CSIT IDC Proposal 2015 Final Burlingame

2.  Mary Monroe Ellis, Susan Mosteller: Mathematics Accessibility for All Students
Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
The proposal was approved with the following changes: 2 hour release time for 2 instructors ($2456) in fall2015, travel/webinar to explore technologies ($300), 3D printing supplies ($300), for a total of $3,056.  The committee suggests to explore the possibility of aquiring 3D printer(s) from the PSCC Engineering Department.  They recently received a grant that enabled them the purchase of considerable number of them.

copy of proposal: IDC Math Accessibility Proposal S15 Monroe Ellis

The committee only having $10,000 available, and ending up approving 4 proposals for a total of $10,714, needed to find a fair and equitable way to reduce funding for each project, dividing the overage of $714 by these 4 proposals = $178.50, suggesting that your department’s dean’s office assist with this remainder, so that the IDC award total funding is $3200.50.

3.  Ron Bridges: Exploration of Open Educational Resources for Anatomy and Physiology 1
Ratings: Meets and Exceends Guidelines
The proposal was approved as submitted, 3 hours release time for fall 2015 semester ($2100).

The committee only having $10,000 available, and ending up approving 4 proposals for a total of $10,714, needed to find a fair and equitable way to reduce funding for each project, dividing the overage of $714 by these 4 proposals = $178.50, suggesting that your department’s dean’s office assist with this remainder, so that the IDC award total funding is $1,921.50.

copy of proposal: IDC proposal OER Bridges 2015

4. Berta Ward: Development of a Comprehensive Online Resource for Pellissippi State General Psychology Students
Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelins
The proposal was approved as submitted, providing funding for reassignment for fall 2015 (1,850 reassignment, $150 office hours).

The committee only having $10,000 available, and ending up approving 4 proposals for a total of $10,714, needed to find a fair and equitable way to reduce funding for each project, dividing the overage of $714 by these 4 proposals = $178.50, suggesting that your department’s dean’s office assist with this remainder, so that the IDC award total funding is $1821.50.

copy of proposal: IDC2015-BertaWard

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Total IDC Funding Expenses for 2015 = $10,000

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The Committee did not approve the following:

5.  Teresa Lopez, Keith Norris: Proposal for Funding of the English Department Writing Centers
The proposal was viewed as not fitting the mission of the ICD committee, consisting of a major campus initiative in implementing an English Department writing center.  In addititon, the IDC’s budget of $10,000 per cycle, is designed to fund small, individual, or group projects.

copy of proposal: IDC Writing Center Proposal Lopez

6.Angela Lunsford: Promoting Nursing Student Success Across the Curriculum
The committee determined that the proposal did not meet the IDC’s purpose to foster “innovative instruction”.

copy of proposal: IDC Proposal Nursing Lunsford


2015 Call for IDC Proposals

March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

springisintheairDo you have an idea for an innovative project to improve student learning?

Submit your proposal by March 28, 2015!

 

 

Take a look at the Resources page for application guidelines and a sample proposal.


IDC Results 2014

May 5, 2014

Spring 2014  IDC Committee Results

1. Lisa Bogaty – Creating an Open Textbook Course, BUSN 1305: Intro to Business

Rating: Meets and Exceedes Guidelines
Approved for full funding of $1,800 reassigned time
Follow up faculty action: Prepare brief report, participate in faculty in-service report on results of SWOT analysis
Recommended completed project to be accessible by other PSCC faculty as model for other courses considering Open Textbook use for class.

2. Deanne Michaelson & Joseph Zitka – A Business Administration Learning Environment: A Marketplace simulation (Learning community concept – enabling students to see relationships in subject areas)

Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
Approved with followig changes:  2 hours release time for each instructor ($1228 X 2 =  $2456); One Marketplace simulation fee ($40).
Reviewer comments:  How will the recruiting for this common course setup be conducted.  What mechanisms need to be in place to coordinate this?

3. Pamela Smith & Laura Bagwell – Strategic Literacy across the Disciplines

Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
Approved with following changes:  Reduce scope, test on one Eng1010 class.  Reassign time for one Reading faculty and for one English faculty of 2 hours release time each ($1228 X 2 =  $2456).  Potential test model for embedded reading program.
Purchase one copy of “Reading for Understanding for reassigned English faculty $30
Professional Development cost to be covered by QEP program: RA 101 ($530 x 2 + 1060)
1 Reading Program instructor
1 Eng Instructor
No funding costs towards printing
Reviewer comments:  Embedded remediation: could be viewed as a pilot program for what we do as a college in the future.  Significant # of students impacted, should help with student retention.

4. Alex Fitzner & Jake Hamrick – Educational Improvement Program for the Formation of a Learning Community (Learning community concept – enabling students to see relationships in subject areas)

Ratings: Meets and Exceeds Guidelines
Approved with following changes:  2 hours release time for each instructor ($1228 X 2 =  $2456)
Reviewer comments: provide an outline for project evaluation.  Discuss with registration process staff / admin computing (?) how to work out how to populate the two parallel courses. Take care to avoid faculty duplication effort when teaching each others courses and visiting others courses.  Valuable tool in applying connections between subjects.

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Total IDC Funding Expenses for 2014 = $9238
# 3 Professional Development cost to be covered by QEP program = $1060


2014 Call for IDC Proposals

February 21, 2014

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Do you hPhantasy II by NormanLewis from ArtStorave an idea for an innovative project to improve student learning?

Submit your proposal by March 21, 2014!

Take a look at the Resources page for application guidelines and a sample proposal.


IDC Results 2013

April 16, 2013

Spring 2013                                         IDC Committee Results

The committee met and approved the following proposals for recommendation for IDC funding:

1)       Alexander and McDaniel:  Linked Western Civilization II and Macroeconomics.

  1. Comments:  Although linking courses and creating a learning community is not an innovative idea, the fact that this links courses in different disciplines is innovative.
  2. Recommendation:  Add journaling by faculty to evaluation methods.
  3. Amount:  $3930

2)      Affholter:  Environment in a Day.

  1. Comments:  How will costs be sustained?
  2. Recommendation:  Assessment method needs to compare student outcomes with and without using this method.
  3. Amount:  $1542.91

3)      Bogaty and Oster:  Capsim Project

  1. Comments:  Very innovative!
  2. Recommendation:  none
  3. Amount:  $2734

4)      Clay et. Al.:  Enhancement of Fitness-Based Physical Education classes through the use of heart rate monitors.

  1. Comments:  Use data to guide instruction more
  2. Recommendation: none
  3. Amount:  $4739.70

5)      Michaelson:  Creating Course Videos for ACCT 1010 using Camtasia Studio

  1. Comments:  Concerned that because adjunct training and tutor training is also involved that funding should come from department
  2. Recommendation:  none
  3. Amount: $2495

6)      Pennycuff:  iPAD App Pedagogical Evaluation and Implementation for the Concepts of Chemistry Course for Pre-Service Teachers

  1. Comments:  Excellent proposal!
  2. Recommendation:  use something other than AirServer
  3. Amount:  $2495

7)      Michaelson:  Incorporating Service Learning into ACCT 2410 by partnering with the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

  1. Comments:  Service Learning Project
  2. Recommendation:  none
  3. $1965

 

 

 

Total:  $20254.36

 

The committee did NOT approve the following proposals:

 

8)      Brown:  Introduction to Information Technology Graphic Novel Textbook

  1.  Comments:  May have considered funding for initial development, but not now for editing; does not meet evaluation criteria.  Perhaps use itunesU?
  2. Recommendation:  none
  3. Amount:  $2570

9)      Alamillo and Bridges:  Audience Response System Classroom Enhancements

  1. Comments: Clickers not innovative; 1 set enough?  Consider other brands as not very compatible with computers in media stations.
  2. Recommendation:  TAFT funding
  3. Amount: $3798

10)   McClanahan and Partelow:  Creating a Tutorial for Learning Commons Math, Reading and English Tutors

  1.  Comments:  Doesn’t meet criteria; not innovative teaching method to be used in the classroom
  2. Recommendation:  Department funding
  3. Amount:  $3930

 

 


2013 Call for IDC Proposals

February 28, 2013

Do you have an idea for an innovative project to improve student learning?

Submit your proposal by March 22, 2013!

Take a look at the Resources page for application guidelines and a sample proposal.


IDC 2012 Results

February 28, 2013

The 2012 approved proposals are listed below. Please click on the link to view the PDF.

Summary: Creating Instructor-Training Videos for Math 1410 and Math 1420
Faculty Members: Suzanne Etheridge and Elizabeth Wade
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Add $200 to proposal for purchase of your own video camera for total of $4093.03 funded.

 

Summary: Enhancing Project Management Through Service Learning
Faculty Member: Denise Reed
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  $1830 funded.

 

Summary: Special Topics in Computer Science- Development of Chemical Simulations
Faculty Members: Jerry Burns, David Brown, and Laxman Nathawat
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  $2322 funded.

 

Summary: Create Camtasia Relay Videos for Math 1130
Faculty Member: Brenda Ammons
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Add $200 for purchase of Camtasio Studio which gives the ability to edit videos for a total of $2120 funded.  QEP course.

 

Summary: Audiobook Instruction for READ 0800
Faculty Members: Betty Bumgarner
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  $4310 funded.

 

Summary: ENGL0810, READ 0810, MATH 0800 Cohort
Faculty Members: Christopher Culliton, Margaret McCrary, Allison McKittrick
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  $4020 funded.

 

Summary: iPads for Anatomy
Faculty Members: Ron Bridges
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Reduce to 1 iPAD and 2 hours release time for a total of $2156 funded.


IDC 2011 Results

February 28, 2013

The 2011 approved proposals are listed below. Please click on the link to view the PDF.

Summary: Purchase of Timeline 3D to create visual timelines in Geology.
Faculty Members: Kathleen Affholter
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Approved with evaluation change to comparison of student knowledge of history of geology with and without use of timeline software.  $450 funded.

 

Summary: Utilize existing audio/visual material from YouTube and MyMathLab in material development for online MATH 1830.
Faculty Member: Brenda Ammons
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Approved with evaluation change to comparison of student performance with and without imbedded audio/visual methods.  $1830 funded. 

 

Summary: To develop materials (classroom activities, outline of notes to be used for My Math Lab software, updating existing calculator videos created by Claire Suddeth for both hybrid and web sections of MATH 1030.
Faculty Member: Ashley Boone and Claire Suddeth
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Approved 4 hours release time that can be used by one instructor or split by Boone and Suddeth.  $3660 funded.

Summary: Use of MyA&P software to create pre and post lab activities for weekly labs that are tied to specific learning outcomes related to lab objectives for Biol2010.
Faculty Member: Ron Bridges
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Approved as is.  $1680 funded. 

 

Summary: Teaching WEB 2700 in NEXT classroom using newly purchased iPADs.
Faculty Members: Martha Merrill and Brandon Ballentine
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Approved  for only 2 iPADs.  $1922 funded.

 

Summary: Use of Mastering A&P software to create a series of assignments (visual tutorials) tied to specific learning objectives in hybrid Biol2020. Allows for remediation of tough concepts tailored to each student’s needs.
Faculty Member: Dawn Roberts
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Results:  Approved as is.  $1680 funded.

 

Summary: Continue to study effect of audio books in developmental classes and provide MP3 players for checkout to students.
Faculty Members: Sara Salyers and Mike Murphy
Click here to view the proposal (PDF)

Results:  Partially approved for 2 hours relase time for Salyers and materials for workshops.  5 MP3 players.  $1900 funded.