Learn about Glennan Fellows’ teaching projects in upcoming UCITE session

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will present this year’s Glennan Fellows program on April 18. At this session, the five faculty members selected in 2012 for their promise of exceptional careers balancing scholarship and teaching will describe their award projects.

The presentations will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located on the ground floor of Allen Memorial Medical Library building.

Lunch will be provided at the session and will be available starting at 11:45 a.m. Attendees are asked to arrive early to get their lunches so the talks can begin on time. To help estimate the amount to order, RSVP to 368.1224 or ucite@case.edu.

The Glennan Fellows and their projects are described below:

Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science

“Sensing in the New Dimensions: Expanding Physical Detection Capabilities by Engineering Nanostructures”
This project is to advance cross-disciplinary learning experience for students in the rapidly emerging field of nanoscale sensing by developing experimental demonstration modules and lab sessions and by integrating topics from research frontiers into teaching. The project primarily is being conducted in the course “Advanced Sensors in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.”

Kenny Fountain, assistant professor of English

“Visualizing Evidence in Science & Medicine”

Fountain will describe his redesign of an existing English course into a research-based exploration of the visual rhetoric of science. Through archival research, field trips, guest speakers and first-hand observations, students in English 341 will investigate how visual displays of evidence play a foundational role in the production, representation, and distribution of scientific and medical knowledge.

Elina Gertsman, assistant professor of art history

“The Global Middle Ages”

The study of European civilization across the Middle Ages has long focused on western Christendom and, more specifically, on a small swath of the continent and the British Isles. Yet, medieval Europe was a place of several thriving cultures, all of which came into regular contact with one another, fostering a rich and fraught conversation among its works of art. Gertsman developed a two-course sequence addresses the global intercultural interactions that took place within and without the constantly changing borders of the medieval world.

Michael Pollino, assistant professor of civil engineering

“Development of Experimental Modules for Experiential Structural Engineering Education”
The project has been developing experiential-based learning modules using the experimental testing facilities in the Structural Engineering Laboratory. The modules are intended to engage students in hands-on instruction of structural member behavior and enhance understanding of physical principles taught in the classroom.

Satya Sahoo, assistant professor of medical informatics

“Collaborating for Better Health: A New Course in Health Information Technology”
This new project-based course in health information technology (HIT) brings together students with backgrounds in health care and informatics to collaboratively learn cross-disciplinary skills through real world project implementation. This course is part of an ongoing campuswide effort to create, streamline and consolidate HIT education at CWRU.