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Four educational research projects proposed by Missouri S&T faculty were funded for 2019-2020 as part of a mini-grant program which promotes scholarly inquiry into a question about teaching and learning. The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) provided nearly $16,000 to fund the following projects:
- "The Impact of Awarding Digital Badges on Engineering Student Attitudes and Habits," Joan B. Schuman, associate teaching professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, $2,540.
- "The Effect of the Sequencing of Linear Algebra (Math 3108) on Student Success," Xiaojing Chen-Murphy, assistant teaching professor, Mathematics and Statistics, $2,888.89.
- "Making it Personal: Evaluating the Impact of a Self-Reference Writing Assignment on Memory Retention of Course Material," Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor, Psychological Science, $5,000.
- "Development and Evaluation of an Early Alert System to Identify 'Academically' At-Risk Student," Nicolas Libre, assistant teaching professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, $5,000.
Go here for more information about the program.