This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Missouri State University


Scholarly Activity

Improvement of Teaching and Learning Grants

To support and enhance the improvement of teaching and learning at Northwest, Academic Initiatives funds are allocated by the Provost to support projects which have met specific guidelines.  This program is an open process whereby all university units are invited to submit proposals that are directed toward the improvement of teaching and learning within the framework of the mission of the university and the specific department or area.  A sub-committee of the Faculty Senate's Assessment Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Deans Council for approval. 

Below is the list of faculty/staff who received an Improvement of Teaching and Learning Grant for the 2017/18 academic year:

Grant Recipient(s)

Cindy Rouner

Department/Area

School of Education

Project Title

Riverfield Country Day School Shared Study Experience

Grant Recipient(s)

Arghya Goswami

Department/Area

Natural Sciences

Project Title

Scientific Software(s) for Geosciences:  EdGCM

Grant Recipient(s)

Patrick Immel

Department/Area

Fine and Performing Arts

Project Title

Using Lighting Previsualization to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes in Stage Lighting Design/Technology

Grant Recipient(s)

Darla Runyon, Jolaine Zweifel, Shandy Beck, Mike Grudzinski, Ajay Bandi

Department/Area

Learning and Teaching Center

Project Title

Professional Partnerships:  Preparing Career Ready Northwest Students

Grant Recipient(s)

Vicki Seeger and Ashley Welch

Department/Area

School of Education

Project Title

Solving Characters' Problems Through Novel Engineering

Grant Recipient(s)

Csilla Tasi, Christine Benson, Brian Swink, Lincoln Katsion, Zach Garrison

Department/Area

Mathematics and Statistics

Project Title

Developoing Growth Mindset to Empower Students