The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in.
Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars.
This year's Fellows are Darin Croft, anatomy; Lisa Huisman Koops, music; Kelly McMann, political science; Leena Palomo, periodontics; and Gregory Tochtrop, chemistry. Their subjects of their work include areas of study in anthropology, child development, undergraduate research, periodontics and technology and curriculum development.
Today, learn about Lisa Huisman Koops and her music project:
"Music in Early Childhood"
Early childhood is a critical time for many areas of development, including musical development. This Glennan Fellowship supported the creation of a new course, “Music in Early Childhood,” focused on the role of music in early childhood, theories of musical development and approaches to instruction. Central to the course design is a weekly service-learning project providing early childhood music instruction to a population of underserved children near University Circle. Students explore topics including the role of play in musical development, the interaction of music with other areas of development, and cultural perspectives on music in early childhood.
Glennan Fellowships are funded by an endowment established by T. Keith Glennan, a former university president (CIT 1947-66), and awardees must be tenure-track faculty members who show exceptional promise in both teaching and scholarship.
Nominees are faculty, who are on the tenure track. Fellows must demonstrate a balance of teaching and scholarship, evidenced by research publications, books, grants, artistic achievements or other accomplishments. Contributions to teaching can range from curricular and academic program development to participation in education-related activities.
Nominations for the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows are due in February and winners will be announced towards the end of the spring semester.
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