Governor announces USD faculty awards

Governor announces USD faculty awards Gov. Bill Janklow has announced state university faculty who will receive the Governor Janklow Awards for Teaching with Technology.

Sixteen University of South Dakota faculty are among the 57 professors statewide named to receive the special awards designed to assist South Dakota public university faculty to develop skills in using computer technology in their classroom instruction.

This is the second year that the special competitive grant program, created by Janklow in 1998, has been funded to help the faculty at South Dakota's six public universities redesign courses to use more computers and technology in their classrooms.

The purpose of the grants is to enable professors to teach their students the applications of technology in their disciplines. The competitive awards were open to any full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member who submitted a proposal. One-hundred-nineteen faculty members applied.

Each award grant will consist of compensation for three months during the summer, much like faculty who teach summer school courses. Since faculty receive salaries only for the regular academic year, any summer employment is contracted separately.

In addition, each faculty winner will receive support funds that can be used for travel, training, equipment and software associated with the project. Robert T. Tad Perry, executive director of the Board of Regents, worked with Janklow in structuring the award program.

"Each state university has agreed to provide support staff to assist the faculty members who receive these awards," Perry said. "Further, the universities agree to include technology-oriented courses as a contribution when considering faculty promotions and salaries."

"All of us at USD are appreciative of Gov. Janklow's commitment to technology in teaching and his willingness to give our faculty the resources they need to redesign their courses to include technology," said USD President James Abbott. "Our faculty is to be commended for recognizing the increasing importance of technology in teaching. The governor's program will benefit not only the award-winning professors and their students but all of us at The University of South Dakota as we learn from them how to make the most effective use of technology to improve teaching."

A team of external reviewers evaluated all proposals. They rated the proposals for the awards and Janklow agreed with the recommendations.

USD winners and their projects include: Gregory Boris, Using Technology to Improve Instruction in School Administration; Hugh Britten, Teaching University Genetics with Technology; Dale S. Farland, Internet in the Classroom;

Patrick L. Hauer, The Incorporation of Motion Analysis through Computer Technology in the Examination and Evaluation of Normal and Abnormal Gait Patterns in Human Motor Performance; Katherine Lange Jorgensen, Providing "Aging and the Lifespan" on the World Wide Web;

Janet Logan Schieffer, Using Technology in School Counseling to Promote Mental Toughness and Character in At-Risk K-12 Students; Grace Mims, Integrating Technology into the Group Counseling Curriculum; Srinivasan Ragothaman, The Enhancement of the Auditing Course(s) through SAP, Lexis/Nexis, and the WWW Technology Infusion;

Gregory Schalliol, Development of a Web-Based Course in Classical Mythology; Fuyuan Shen, Using the Internet to Teach Integrated Marketing Communication Campaigns; Ann Steward Balakier, Art History Teaching with Technology; Susan Swan, Conversion of Speech Communications 101 to a WebCT-Based System;

Joseph E. Vitt, Computer Applications in Analytical Chemistry; Randall Waldron, Redesigning "Principles of Economics" for Interactive Learning; Linda Wigley Scribner, Integrating Technology in Costume Design; and Mary L. Zweber, Providing "Nutrition Pathways" on the Internet.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>