Seven proposals awarded funding for Provost’s eFellows Grant

Seven proposal for Provost’s eFellows grants have been funded for 2018-2019 as part of a program which promotes innovative and collaborative course design for blended or fully-online courses. The program is funded by The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and administered by Educational Technology. CAFE provided $35,000 to fund the following eight projects:

“Development of an online Ecology course (BioSci 2263),” Dev Niyogi, associate professor, biological sciences, $5,000.

“Fossils3D PaleoApp: An interactive and user-friendly approach to improve paleontological learning experience,” Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor, geosciences, geological & petroleum engineering, $5,000.

“Music Appreciation: Music of Latin America,” Lorie Francis, associate teaching professor, arts, languages & philosophy, $5,000.

“Blended Course Design for CIV_ENG 5513 Traffic Engineering,” Xianbiao Hu, assistant professor, civil, architectural & environmental engineering, $5,000.

“ChE 3111 Numerical Computing,” Christi Patton Luks, associate teaching professor, chemical & biochemical engineering, $5,000.

“Increasing Student Engagement and Learning in Quality Education through Blended Learning,” Elizabeth Cudney, associate professor, engineering management & systems engineering, $5,000.

“English 3590 Game Studies New Course Design,” Daniel Reardon, associate professor, English and technical communication, $5,000.

“Engineering Ethics and Professionalism,” William P. Schonberg, professor, civil, architectural & environmental engineering.

The Missouri S&T Provost’s eFellows Program provides funding to improve the learning environment while maximizing the physical learning facilities available for instruction. Support is provided by the Educational Technology team to develop courses using best practices for eLearning. Projects will be piloted in at least one course section by the 2019 fall semester, and expanded to additional course sections in the following semesters. For more information about the Provost’s eFellows program, visit or contact Julie Phelps, Instructional Design Team Lead at

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