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Explorance Awards Research Grant to Faculty Members at 16 Universities – Findings to be Presented at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 VX

Montreal, Canada – May 29, 2020 – Explorance, the leading provider of Journey Analytics solutions for higher education, announced the recipients of the 2020 Faculty Research Grant in March. The program supports research done by faculty members to examine their instructional designs and classroom practices, specifically around using student feedback to improve student learning.

Explorance committed a total of $160,000 USD and has awarded faculty members at 16 universities across the globe. The awardees will present their findings at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Virtual Experience from August 3-4, where leaders and practitioners in institutional effectiveness, institutional research, teaching and learning, technology, and faculty will come together. During the virtual experience, attendees will connect, share experiences, and research findings in using data and analytics to harness the power of feedback to manage the impact of COVID-19.

Faculty members who have an interest in researching teaching and learning improvement using assessment and course evaluation data can submit their proposals for the 2021 Explorance Faculty Research Grant starting in September 2020. Join us at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 VX to see firsthand the types of research that your colleagues from institutions around the world were able to conduct with the grant. 


2020 recipients of Explorance’s Faculty Research Grant

Institution Principal Investigator(PI) Co-PI(s)/ Collaborator(s) Research Topic
Australian Catholic University Bhavani Sridharan Alireza Amrollahi The Effect of Student-centred Flipped Feeding Approach on the Development of Employability Skills: Collaborative Group Work Context
Bellarmine University David G. Wolf   Analyzing the Use of a Long-Term Care Administration Simulation Tool in the Classroom and its Effect on Student Performance
Dalhousie University Leanne Stevens Jennifer Stamp, Brad Wuetherick, Bruno Roy, Swasti Arora Supporting the Analysis and Visualization of Qualitative Student Feedback in Large Enrolment Classes for Faculty
Kennesaw State University Christopher T. Allen   Examining Teaching Behavior Models: Person-centered Models vs. Variable-centered Models
Liverpool John Moores University Anna Law Elena Zaitseva Bringing Student Voice to Evaluation: Using Q Methodology for Creating a Student-led Question Bank
Reykjavík University María Óskarsdóttir Anna Sigríður Íslind, John David Baird Learning Outside the Box: a Data-Driven, Cross-Sectional Learner Behaviour Analysis
Simon Fraser University Rochelle Tucker Kiran Bisra Examining How Student Feedback, Specifically to the Instructor-Selected Questions (ISQ), can Improve Teaching Practice and Student Learning
The Ohio State University Joyce J. Chen Alan Kalish, Vladimir Kogan Reducing Impact of Student Bias on Feedback Surveys: A Pilot Study
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Esther O. Ohito Joseph L. Lewis Evaluating Diversity and Inclusion Pedagogy in Two Inclusive University Classrooms
University of Florida Kate A. Ratliff Bonnie Moradi, David Miller, Amanda Phalin, John Jordi Investigating the Influence of Instructions and Questions on Student Evaluations of Teaching to Make SETs More Useful
University of Louisville Linda Fuselier   A Multicultural, Intersectional Analysis of Student Performance and Evaluation of Teaching
University of Maryland Global Campus Darragh McNally   Examining Faculty-Student Interactions built into First-Year Experience Course Design to Enhance Student Experience
University of Minnesota Joseph Rios   Do Instructor and Course Evaluations in STEM Gateway Courses Predict STEM Retention?
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Yao Wu   Reinforcing Learning Outcomes of Second Language Courses in Higher Education with Community Based Pedagogy and Test Item Analyses
Yorkville University Irene Torres-Arends   Understanding the Academic Experience of International Students in Canada as a Cultural Transition Process
Zayed University Sadiq Midraj Jessica Midraj, Asli Hassan Associations Between Grade Six Students’ Evaluation of the Learning Ecology, Self-efficacy and Academic Achievement

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