Research Grant Winners

2018

Andrea Bright, Lake Land College, “Putting the Super in Success: How to Use our Boots & Capes”

Julie Crowe-McCarthy, College of Lake County, “Supporting Reverse Transfer Students to Increase Persistence”

Manuel Rodriguez, Parkland College, “Introduction to Undergraduate Research for Community College Students”

2017

David Cox, Lincoln Land Community College, “Measuring the Jaguar Population in Central Belize Using Remote Sensing Traps”

Christopher Utecht, College of Lake County, “The Working Lives of Correction Officers”

2016

Soma Chattopadhyay, Waubonsee Community College, “initiating Research Activities for Students: Search for new anti-reflective coating materials for solar panels, glasses and displays”

Patrick O’Connor, College of DuPage, “Gamification in Community College: Outcomes of a Pilot Study”

2015

Robin James, William Rainey Harper College, “To Belief or Not Belief: Shifting the Pedagogical Focus from Beliefs to Behaviors: An Examination of Community College Faculty Pedagogical Beliefs and Instructional Practices”

Dan Kernler and Alison Douglas, Elgin Community College, “Creating a Culture of High Expectations in Developmental Students Through a Leadership Cohort”

Kristi Anderson Zenchak, Oakton Community College, “Potential Benefits to Student Success by Using Undergraduate Lab Assistants in anatomy and Physiology Labs Within Community Colleges”

2014

Ewa Fredette, Moraine Valley Community College, “Building Digital Microscopes for Smart Phone and Tablets”

Chad Landrie, Ph.D., Oakton Community College, “Unveiling the Black Box, Using Verneir Sensors to Construct a Polarimeter and Investigate Optical Rotation in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory”

Scott Palumbo, College of Lake County, “Community Archaeology in Lake County, Illinois”

2013

Stephanie Medley-Rath, Ph.D., Lake Land College, “Reducing the Financial Burden of College: Are Open Education Resources A Viable Option?”

Joseph Tillman, Lake Land College, “Aquaculture to Control Algae Growth”

 

2012

James Gould and Ted Hazelgrove, McHenry County College, “Holocaust Museum Research Trip”

 

2011

Kathi Nevels and Robin James, Harper College, “Going Mobile: Creating Student-Centered Career Pathways Using Social Networking”

Stacy Kaplan, College of DuPage, “Empathy Education in Health Science Programs: Educator Perspectives, Pedagogical Approaches, & Student Development”

 

2010

Shelle Hartzel, Lake Land College, “Best Practices for Developmental Education Programs”

Leo Welch, Southwestern Illinois College, “Understanding Evolution Teacher Advisory Board for the University of California-Berkley, Museum of Paleontology

 

2009

Bill Clem, Waubonsee Community College

Jacque Mott, Harper College

 

2008

Jeffery Carver, Illinois Valley Community College

 

2005

Richard Deutsch, John A. Logan College, “Visualizing Cultural Change: The Pedagogy of Photographic Comparisons for Student Interpretations”

Ellen Lindeen, Waubonsee Community College, “The New Faculty Learning Academy”

Tom Solon, Danville Area, “Critical Thinking Infusion and Course Content Learning in Introductory Psychology”

 

2004

Amy Penne, Parkland College, “From CAT’s to FAT’s: Creating a Culture of Professional Development Using Faculty Assessment Techniques”