The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.
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 Assistant Professor of Chemistry Gregory Tochtrop's chemical biology project.
"Development of a Chemical Biology Curriculum at Case Western Reserve University"
The field of chemical biology studies the impact of small molecules on the information flow in biological systems. It is a discipline that has experienced tremendous growth worldwide, in both research and pedagogy, but is not yet well represented in the undergraduate curriculum at Case Western Reserve. This proposal highlights two new chemical biology courses (one aimed at freshmen and a two–semester sequence for upper level students) as a first step in developing a new undergraduate major through the chemistry department. A highlight of this proposal is the use of a comprehensive online survey system to help develop both the courses and the major.
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 February 6. Winners will be announced toward the end of the spring semester.
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