Supported Research BioEd Research Grants

Congratulations to the Awardees of the 2019 BioEd Research Grants!


Instructional approaches to increase the effectiveness of group work assignments and promote scientific literacy in nutritional science 

Jennifer Monk, Genevieve Newton, and Danyelle Liddle


Office hours and their barriers to student access 

Shoshanah Jacobs, Alex Smith, Lisa Robertson, Bailey Bingham, and Victoria Rea


Learn more about these exciting projects below:

Instructional approaches to increase the effectiveness of group work assignments and promote scientific literacy in nutritional science 

Aim 1: Investigate a novel approach to improve the student learning experience in group work assignments by completing a structured group work contract designed to mitigate student conflict and anxiety while promoting effective communication, equal distribution of effort and a collaborative group dynamic.

Aim 2: Determine the effectiveness of a scaffolded approach to promoting scientific literacy (both perceptions of and practical skills) using scientific literature critique activities. 

This project involves three undergraduate nutrition courses: NUTR*4510, NUTR*3210 and NUTR*3210DE.

 

Office hours and their barriers to student access

Faculty-student interaction is an integral component of student success. Instructor office hours are a common method used to facilitate faculty-student interaction, yet little research has focused on best practices regarding the structure of office hours, leaving them widely underutilized by students. Here we seek to understand which of the typical structures of office hours, open or by appointment, best support faculty-student interaction and whether there are differences in the topics of those interactions, with the ultimate goal of improving faculty-student engagement.