2022-2023 CFE Grant Recipients

2022-2023 CFE Grant Recipients

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Faculty Development Grants for the Assessment of Student Learning/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  The CFE Development Grant Program provides "seed" money for award recipients' work in its early stages that advances the assessment of student learning or develops a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.   

During 2022-2023, the Development Grant projects will be grouped thematically and will be presented to faculty.  The program series is designed to familiarize the campus with the grant recipients, their project and 2023 grant funding and application process.

Fifteen teaching/research teams, including 37 faculty and 3 staff, were awarded the 2022-2023 Faculty Development Grants.  Total funded amount $24,673.

By College/School/Unit-Teaching/Research Teams

    • College of Arts & Sciences – 7
    • College of Nursing – 4
    • School of Medicine – 2
    • SPAHP: Occupational Therapy – 4; Pharmacy – 1
    • Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) – 1
    • Global Engagement Office – 1

    To view the abstracts of the successfully funded projects click the following links:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

    What can $150 Do to Aid Student Learning?  

    • Brian Kokensparger, MFA, PhD, Computer Science, Design, and Journalism Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator

    Assessing Translational Skills in Humanities Electives for 4th Year Medical Students

    • Brooke Kowalke, PhD, English Department, College of Arts & Sciences and Medical Humanities Department, School of Medicine, Principal Investigator
    • Matthew Reznicek, PhD, English Department, College of Arts & Sciences and Medical Humanities Department, School of Medicine, Co-Investigator

    Improving the Teaching of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

    • Mark Reedy, PhD, Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator
    • Ehren Whigham, Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Investigator
    • Jody Franke, Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Investigator

    Where are They Now?: An Exploration of Global Engagement with the Inaugural Global Scholars’ Cohort

    • Peggy Rupprecht, PhD, Computer Science, Design, and Journalism Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator

    Physical Manipulatives in the Introductory Studio Physics classroom: a pilot study

    • Patricia Soto, PhD, Physics Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator
    • Gintaras Duda, PhD, Physics Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Investigator

    The Effect of Repetition Learning in Data Analysis Projects   

    • Xiaoyi Yang, PhD, Mathematics Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator

    INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS

    Interprofessional Practice Simulation in the Management of Older Adults Experiencing Complex Medical & Psychiatric Comorbidities   

    • Sara E. Banzhaf DNP, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC, College of Nursing, Principal Investigator
    • Lindsay Iverson DNP, APRN-NP, ACNP-BC, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator  
    • Theresa A. Jizba, DNP, AGACN-BC, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator
    • Paul L. Price PharmD, BCPP, Pharmacy Department, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Co-Investigator 
    • Andrea M. Thinnes OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Department, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Co-Investigator     

    Undergraduate Perceptions of Poverty Experience     

    • Becky Davis, DNP, RN, College of Nursing, Principal Investigator
    • Margo Minnich, DNP, RN, College of Nursing, Co-investigator
    • Luke Manning, MSN, RN, College of Nursing, Co-investigator
    • Jamie Barnes, MSN, RN, College of Nursing, Co-investigator
    • Monica White, MSW, LCSW, Cultural & Social Studies Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-investigator

    Reimagining Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) for Social Justice: Theoretical Insights and Practical Possibilities for Rewarding Partnerships    

    • Surbhi Malik, PhD, English Department, College of Arts & Sciences, Principal Investigator
    • Krista Cupich Wingender, MA, Global Engagement Office, Co-Investigator

    Examining Effectiveness of IPE Passport: Are Creighton Grads Ready to Lead?

    • Colleen Spellman, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Department, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Principal Investigator
    • Jennifer Jessen, EdD, RN, CNOR, College of Nursing & CIPER, Co-Investigator

    SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Mindfulness Training for Psychiatry Residents             

    • Cassie Eno, PhD, Medical Education Department, School of Medicine, Principal Investigator
    • Kiely Madhaven, PhD, Medical Humanities Department, School of Medicine, Co-Investigator
    • Jim Smith, PhD, Medical Humanities Department, School of Medicine, Co-Investigator
    • Mary Sinclair, Medical Humanities Department, School of Medicine, Co-Investigator
    • Rachel Jones, Student Affairs Department, School of Medicine, Co-Investigator

    COLLEGE OF NURSING

    Cinematic Pediatric Simulation to Identify Social Determinants of Health             

    • Jacquie Hanks, DNP, APRN-NP, College of Nursing, Principal Investigator
    • Chelsea Hamzhie, DNP, APRN-NP, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator
    • Trevor Woodward, MSN, RN, CPN, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator
    • Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator

    A Clinical Escape Room for Nurse Practitioner Students: An Innovative Teaching Strategy        

    • Lindsay Iverson, DNP, APRN-NP, College of Nursing, Principal Investigator
    • Theresa Jizba, DNP, APRN-NP, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator
    • Lucas Manning, RN, MSN, College of Nursing, Co-Investigator

    SCHOOL OF PHARMACY & HEALTH PROFESSIONS

    Assessment of Educational Intervention on Human Trafficking for Doctoral Occupational Therapy Students        

    • Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, PhD, Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Principal Investigator
    • Andrea Thinnes, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Co-Investigator

    Mindfulness Training for Psychiatry Residents             

    • Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, Physical Therapy-Phoenix, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Principal Investigator
    • Al Bracciano, EdD, MSA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy-Omaha, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Co-Investigator
    • Helene Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy-Omaha, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Co-Investigator