Carleton announces Curricular Innovation faculty grants for 2023
Grants from the Curricular Innovation Fund support projects including major curricular revisions for departments or programs, curricular innovations, and individual or team proposals to work on a specific course.
The provost’s office at Carleton has announced this year’s Curricular Innovation faculty grants, awarded for the summer of 2023 or winter break of 2023-24 by the Faculty Curricular Planning Committee (FCPC), Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC) and/or the Writing Advisory Committee (WAC). These grants from the Curricular Innovation Fund support projects including major curricular revisions for departments or programs, curricular innovations, and individual or team proposals to work on a specific course.
Faculty Curricular Planning Committee Grants
- Sarah Anthony, French and francophone studies, to review the department’s TA/LA training program and integrate into its curriculum current research on campus employment, and use EDI and assessment principles to review the content and evaluations of FREN 130.
- Anita Chikkatur, educational studies, to co-develop an ed studies senior seminar on the preK-12 school-to-prison pipeline with a community expert.
- Vera Coleman, Fernando Contreras, Claudia Lange and Beatriz Pariente-Beltrán, Spanish, to re-design the curriculum for Intermediate Spanish.
- Amy Csizmar Dalal, computer science, to revise and revamp the introduction to ethical frameworks portion of the Ethics of Technology A&I.
- Anna Dotlibova, German and Russian, to acquire film materials for a new course, War and War: Examining Ukrainian and Russian National Politics Through the Lens of Their War Movies.
- Laura Goering, German and Russian, to develop a new course on translation theory and practice that incorporates teaching students to use AI tools ethically and effectively.
- Jade Hoyer and Conor McGrann, art and art history, to develop best practices for acrylic-based ground etching practices.
- Candace Moore, gender, women’s and sexuality studies, to prepare and launch a new A&I on the LGBTQ memoir.
- Brooke Okazaki, music, to create QRE assignments in Music History where students will gather and quantify data about racial and gender diversity in classical concert programming for a current performance season.
- Ethan Struby, Victor Almeida and Yingtong Xie, economics, to develop a lab-based course that introduces the use of computational methods for the analysis of economic models.
- Lei Yang, Asian languages and literatures, to prepare an advanced-level Chinese language textbook for CHIN 362: Traditional Culture in Modern Language.
Ethical Inquiry Grants
- Pierre Hecker, English, to create a course on books and other media that have been banned, censored or otherwise reviled.
- Claire Kelling and Andy Poppick, mathematics and statistics, to integrate data ethics into the introductory and intermediate statistics classroom by developing exercises, course project assignments, assessment tools and speaker lists.
- Victoria Thorstensson, German and Russian, to research and design a new upper-level content course, Social Media and Social Change in Russian-Speaking Countries.
Writing Across the Curriculum Grants
- Colleen Carpenter, environmental studies, a WAC and FCPC grant to revise ENTS 216: Environmental Ethics in order to better reflect global issues and Indigenous thought in current conversations in environmental ethics, and design a new course that will use an interdisciplinary environmental humanities approach to explore the significance of trees and forests in the Anthropocene.
- Kate Meyer and MurphyKate Montee, mathematics and statistics, a WAC and FCPC grant to develop a set of tactile “magnetic poetry proof” kits to facilitate inclusive group work and guide proof writing in introductory proof-based math courses.
- Al Montero, political science, for a complete redesign of his POSC 120: Democracy and Dictatorship course.