McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Lance Davidson, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded a 2013 Innovation in Education Excellence Award from the University of Pittsburgh Office of the Provost for the project entitled, “Assessing the Flip: Reengineering a Large Lecture Course in Bioengineering.”
Co-director on the award is Carsten Stuckenholz, PhD, of the Bioengineering Department. Drs. Davidson and Stuckenholz will be working with both Pitt’s Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) and the Engineering Education Research Center (EERC) in developing and assessing new approaches to education in bioengineering, within the Swanson School of Engineering, and across the University.
In support of its ongoing mission to further strengthen the role of teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence annually invites proposals from University faculty for projects that enhance teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and foster new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing approaches. Additionally, proposals may meet some or all of the following:
- Adaptable in other instructional settings
- Foster collaboration among faculty from different departments, units, and campuses on the development of innovative approaches to teaching
- Develop new course materials
- Create significant curricular improvements