Carleton announces Curricular Innovation Grants for 2024

Curricular Innovation Grants support projects including major curricular revisions for departments or programs, curricular innovations, and individual or team proposals to work on a specific course.

Cecily Schar ’27 28 May 2024 Posted In:
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Carleton’s provost’s office has announced this year’s Curricular Innovation Grants (CIG), awarded to faculty for the summer of 2024 or winter break of 2024-25 by the Faculty Curricular Planning Committee (FCPC) or Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC). 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

  • Eric Alexander ’10, Amy Csizmar-Dalal, Dave Musicant, and Anya Vostinar ’12 (computer science): to complete a major revision of CS 201, to standardize learning outcomes and provide a more equitable student experience and outcomes.
  • Chielo Eze and Daniel Williams (Africana studies): to support collaborative work on the curricular development of the Africana Studies Program.
  • Gretchen Hofmeister ’85 (chemistry): to develop a new Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in chemistry.
  • Yaron Klein (Middle Eastern languages): to develop a new course on the history of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.
  • Kiley Kost (German and Russian): for research on and development of a new course on the history and representation of nuclear physics and anti-nuclear protests in Germany.
  • Jonathan Lafky and Aaron Swoboda ’01 (economics): to develop a consistent framework for in-class, hands-on experiments that can be used to illustrate a variety of topics in Principles of Microeconomics.
  • Sarah Meerts and Julia Strand (psychology): for a revision of the introductory psychology course, to integrate team-based pedagogical approaches and develop curriculum that best serves student-centered learning.
  • Stacy Beckwith (Middle Eastern languages), Summer Forester (political science), Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (religion), Yaron Klein (Middle Eastern languages), and Sandra Rousseau (French): to build a gateway course to Middle East Studies.
  • Andy Flory, Justin London, Andrea Mazzariello, Nikki Melville, Brooke Okazaki, Jeremy Tatar, and Hector Valdivia (music): to revise and redesign the music major curriculum.
  • Julie Neiworth (psychology): to develop an interdisciplinary lab and practicum on aging that will train students in methods of human psychophysiology.
  • Asuka Sango (religion): to develop the new course, Mapping Japan: the Real and the Imagined, which will emphasize Academic Civic Engagement (ACE), humanities lab, and digital humanities approaches.
  • Chloe Vaughn (German and Russian): to develop a course on queer culture and movements in Germany from the nineteenth century to the present.

Ethical Inquiry Grants

  • Palmar Álvarez-Blanco (Spanish): to design the new course, Death and Dying Under Capitalism: A Systemic and Cultural Approach to Death and Dying in the 21st Century.
  • Andrew Carlson ’99 (theater and dance) and Pierre Hecker (English): to develop a co-taught, interdisciplinary course on Twelfth Night, undertaken in conjunction with a major Carleton Players production.
  • Daniel Groll and Hope Sample (philosophy): to establish a pre-collegiate philosophy program at the Area Learning Center.
  • Anna Moltchanova (philosophy): to develop the new course, American Pragmatism, which rectifies the traditional omission of pragmatism’s Indigenous roots, Black predecessors, and feminist contemporaries.
  • Asuka Sango (religion): for expenses related to offering the ACE applied course, Samurai: Ethics of Loyalty and Death.
  • Rou-Jia Sung (biology): to develop primary literature-based activities to engage students in discussions on the historical, racial, and social impacts of research practices in biochemistry.
  • Lori Pearson (religion): for summer research on a new course that explores humanistic perspectives on religion and science, focusing on issues related to climate change, personhood, inequality, and the imagination of possible futures.
  • Adam Loy (mathematics and statistics): to support the development of a new course on statistical machine learning that will focus on the technical development of these models and ethical framework to use models responsibly.