GLENNAN FELLOWSHIPS

The Glennan Fellows program was established in honor of T. Keith Glennan who was President of Case Institute of Technology from 1947-1965 and was a dedicated and energetic supporter of Case Western Reserve University. From his experiences as a leader in research and education he came to appreciate the challenges faced by faculty early in their academic careers, especially with regard to development of teaching skills. That concern led him to establish the endowment which now supports this program for new faculty.

Five Glennan Fellows will be named each year and each will receive a stipend of $6,500 to be spent during the following year. These funds may be used to support a wide range of activities related to teaching and education. The award year ends with a special program honoring the Fellows where they will present the results of their proposal activities.

AWARD CRITERIA

Glennan Fellows are perceived as role models for new faculty. The Glennan Fellows Program is designed to reward excellence in faculty and to facilitate their growth as teacher/scholars. Nominees must be regular faculty members who are in the tenure track but not yet tenured. Glennan Fellows must also be untenured during the time they hold their fellowships. Normally, nominees will have had some experience during which they have demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching. While nominees for the award are required to submit a proposal according to the criteria given below, fellowships will not be awarded for teaching alone or on the basis of the proposal alone. Instead the quality of the proposal will be considered along with evidence of promise for a balanced career in both teaching and scholarship.

Evidence of scholarship normally includes research publications, books, grants, artistic achievement, and other similar accomplishments. Evidence of contributions to teaching and education can include a wide range of activities including classroom teaching, teaching in other settings, curricular and academic program development, innovations in education within the discipline or across disciplines, the needs of special student groups, or other teaching and education-related activities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

A two step process is involved in applying for the Glennan Fellowships.

STEP 1: This involves the submission of a nomination letter in electronic (PDF) form. This letter may be submitted by any faculty colleague of the nominee or it can be a self-nomination. The nomination letter must be no longer than a single page and must have three signatures in total (i.e., self-nomination letters must be co-signed by two faculty members other than the nominee). While co-signatures from senior faculty are suggested, it is not essential. The letter of nomination will form an important part of the nominee’s file that is evaluated for the award. Hence the nominating letter should make a strong case as to why the nominators feel that the nominee deserves the award, such as by defining the qualities of the nominee that make him or her worthy of it and highlighting the evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching .

The nominating letter should contain contact information for the nominee and be sent to ucite@case.edu.

Nominating letters are due by Monday, February 24, 2014

STEP 2: Nominees should submit an electronic (PDF) version of their proposal describing how they would use the funds if awarded. The proposal should be no more than five pages in length, and should begin with a 100-word summary of the project (included in the five page limit). The proposal should also include a single budget page signed by the nominee's department chair (or an Associate Dean in those schools that do not have a departmental structure). The budget page is not included in the proposal's five page limit.

The proposal should be directed toward some aspect of teaching and education. Examples of possible proposal ideas include:

  • innovations in teaching methods
  • utilization of new technologies for teaching
  • development of new courses
  • innovations in teaching for existing courses
  • development of new curricula within or across disciplines

Total budgets cannot exceed $6,500 and can contain provisions for faculty summer salary, student help, software, limited travel, and supplies. Fringe benefits must be included for all faculty salaries, but there is no overhead. Purchases of equipment and computers are discouraged, unless strongly motivated by an innovative proposal idea. Budget items must conform to the rules of the proposer's department, school, and university. (For example, some salaries require fringe benefits and others do not.) It is the responsibitlity of the proposer to check with the appropriate entities to make sure that all their budget items meet the various criteria before submitting the budget. Failure to do so may result in payments not being approved or reimbursements being denied. UCITE's approval of the budget is only on the basis of its appropriateness in relation to the project, and should not be taken as implying that the items conform to all the rules of the university.

Along with the proposal, each nominee must submit an electronic (PDF) version of a brief curriculum vita (not more than five pages long) that includes education and employment history and evidence of accomplishment in research and teaching.  

The proposal (containing contact information for the nominee), budget, and vita should be sent to ucite@case.edu.

Proposals, budget, and vita are due by Monday, March 17, 2014

 

SELECTION OF GLENNAN FELLOWS

A committee will be formed by the Director of UCITE to review the file of each nominee and make recommendations for the awards. The Director of UCITE will consult with this committee in making the final selections of the Glennan Fellows. The awardees are announced towards the end of the spring semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GLENNAN FELLOWS

The Glennan Fellows are expected to carry out their project proposal during the academic year following the receipt of the award and to give a brief talk on their project at a special symposium (usually held during the reading days at the end of the spring semester) organized in their honor.

The Glennan Fellows are also expected to be available on campus during the year of their award in order to make time to meet as a group approximately once a month .

PREVIOUS GLENNAN FELLOWS

Year

Investigator

Department

Proposal Title

13-14

Matthew Garrett

Music

Sociology of Music Education

13-14

Noelle Giuffrida Armhold

Art History

Daoism: Visual Culture, Literature and Practice

13-14

Aaron Goldenberg

Bioethics

Integrating Genetics and Ethics through Innovative Curriculum:

The Development of a Joint Degree between Bioethics and the Genetic Counseling Program

13-14

Anna Cristina Samia

Chemistry

Teaching Analytical Chemistry on the Nanometer Scale

13-14

Blanton Tolbert

Chemistry

Enhancing the Chemical Biology Curriculum at CWRU: A Journey into the RNA World

12-13

Philip Feng

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sensing in the New Dimensions – Seeing and Feeling Expanded
via Engineering Nanostructures

12-13

Kenny Fountain

English

Visualizations of Science and Medicine

12-13

Elina Gertsman

Art History

The Global Middle Ages

12-13

Michael Pollino

Civil Engineering

Experimental modules for experiential structural engineering education

12-13

Satya Sahoo

Medical Informatics

Collaborating for Better Health: A multi-disciplinary, project-based course in
Health Information Technology

11-12

Rob Ewing

Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics

The Computational Proteomics Learning Environment

11-12

Cassandra Robertson

Law

Developing Open-Source Casefile-Based Teaching Modules

11-12

Genevieve Sauve

Chemistry

Teaching Solar Energy Conversion

11-12

Jeffrey Ullom

Theater

Development and Implementation of Dramaturgy Curriculum and Practice

11-12

Yanming Wang

Radiology

Curriculum of a Radiopharmaceutical Laboratory Class

10-11

Eben Alsberg

Biomedical Engineering

Course Enrichment Development: Hands-on Experience in Tissue Engineering

10-11

Francesca Brittan

Music

Music and the History of Science

10-11

Xuan Gao

Physics

Virtual Laboratory in Modern Physics: an Interactive Learning Experience

10-11

LaShanda Korley

Macromolecular Science

Polymers Go Green: Green Chemistry & Engineering Pathway for Expanding the Undergraduate (and Graduate) Laboratory Experience

10-11

Peter Thomas

Mathematics

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Course Module: Monte Carlo Simulation of Cellular Microphysiology

09-10

Mehmet Koyoturk

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Learning Bioinformatics Together: Development of Active Learning Strategies to
Face the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Education

09-10

Nicola Lacatera

Economics

Industrial Organization and the Economic Analysis of Business Strategies

09-10

Mohan Sankaran

Chemical Engineering

Chem-E-Car experience as an educational tool for undergraduate chemical
engineers

09-10

Daniel Tisch

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

International Joint Course in Global Health: Shared Learning Across Cultures,
Disciplines, and Institutions

09-10

Horst von Recum

Biomedical Engineering

An Undergraduate Course Sequence in Drug Delivery

08-09

Darin Croft

Anatomy

Exploring the Mammalian Family Tree

08-09

Lisa Huisman Koops

Music

Music in Early Childhood

08-09

Kelly McMann

Political Science

Hands-on Research Methods for Undergraduates

08-09

Leena Palomo

Periodontics

Periodontal Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment : A Video Game

08-09

Gregory Tochtrop

Chemistry

Development of a Chemical Biology Curriculum at CWRU

07-08

Brian Gran

Sociology

Law and the Public-Private Dichotomy: Order out of Chaos or Chaos out of Order?

07-08

Jessie Hill

Law

Experiential Learning in the Traditional Law School Classroom

07-08

Melissa Knothe-Tate

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

A Web-Based 'CourseSource' Debut - Nature and Evolution: the Master Engineer and Her Most Robust Testbed

07-08

Jennifer Liang

Biology

Building an Educational Website: Zebrafish in the Classroom

07-08

Amy Zhang

Nursing

Online Statistic Course for Doctoral Nursing Students

06-07

Kimberly Emmons

English

Rhetorics of Health and Illness

06-07

Mark Griswold

Radiology

Merging Interdisciplinary Concepts to Design and Build a Desktop MRI System

06-07

Heidi Martin

Chemical Engineering

ENTER:  Engineering of Tomorrow - Experience Research

06-07

T. J. McCallum

Psychology

Experiential & Service Learning: Striking the Balance Through Paired Cognitive Augmentation

06-07

Marty Pagel

Biomedical Engineering

Development of the Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum within the Case Center for Imaging Research

05-06

Heath Demaree

Psychology

Building an Undergraduate Psychophysiology Laboratory: Experiential Learning in PSCL 352 and as a SAGES Capstone Experience

05-06

Juan Palomo

Dentistry

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography

05-06

Sandy Piderit

Organizational Behavior

Exploring the Impact of Outside-class Activities on the Development of Managerial Skills

05-06

Mari Rege

Economics

Public Policy Case Competition

05-06

Jie Shan

Physics

Laboratory Experience in Physics Undergraduate Education

04-05

Donald Anthony

Department of Medicine

Enhancement of Learning Resources in the Rheumatic Disease Section of Medical School Musculoskeletal Integument (MSI) Committee

04-05

Jerry Floersch

MSASS

Internet Library of Practice and Research Concepts

04-05

Ramani Pilla*

Statistics

Understanding Biological Complexity via Modern Statistical Methods

04-05

Andrew Rollins

Biomedical Engineering

Translational Research for Biomedical Engineers

04-05

Jerrold Scott

Theater

Redevelopment and Expansion of Directing Curriculum for an Interdisciplinary Approach

03-04

Clemens Burda

Chemistry

Bringing the Nano-Revolution into the Classroom

03-04

Lisa Damato

Nursing

Web-Based Neonatal Assessment Course

03-04

Karen Potter

Dance

Expanding the "Dance in Culture" Sequence

03-04

Youngjin Yoo

Information Systems

Designing Knowledge Environments and Products: A New Approach to Management Education

03-04

Eric Youngstrom

Psychology

Experiential Learning of Social Science Research Methods: Server Software, Web Galleries and Radishes!

02-03

Jutta Ittner

Modern Languages and Literatures

Paris/Berlin: A Comprehensive Study of Urban Culture

02-03

Mary Davis

Music

Roots to Rock: Popular Music in American Culture

02-03

Cenk Sahinalp

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Genetics

Bioinformatics Education at CWRU

02-03

Renee Sentilles

History

Advanced Topics in American Women's History

02-03

Chandy John

Pediatrics and Medicine

A Handbook of Tropical Pediatrics

01-02

Nga Wing (Irene) Lee

Chemistry

A Proposal to Integrate Research Methodologies into Sophomore Chemistry Lab to Enhance Student Learning

01-02

Guo-Qiang Zhang

Electrical Engineering and Applied Science

An Integrated Learning Environment Using Standard Meta-Language (SML)

01-02

Jerome Benveniste*

Mathematics

Topics in the History of Mathematics

01-02

Peter Yang

Modern Languages and Literatures

Proposal for the Development of Web-based Language Learning Modules for Intermediate German

01-02

Chris Winkleman

Nursing

Prescribing Technology for Pharmacology and theraputics

00-01

Susan Hinze

Sociology

From the Internet to Fetal Surgery: Social Change and Gendered Technologies

00-01

Sharona Hoffman

Law

Introducing Technology into the Law Classroom

00-01

Carol Musil

Nursing

Making the State of Science the State of the Art

00-01

Catherine Scallen

Art History

Art History 102 - Michelangelo to Mapplethorpe

00-01

Robert Slonim

Economics

Integrating Experimental Modules into the Microenocomics Curriculum

99-00

Kevin Gardner

Civil Engineering

Interdisciplinary Course on Solving Complex Environmental Problems

99-00

 J. Christopher Mihos

Astronomy

Exploring the Dynamical Universe

99-00

M. Cather Simpson

Chemistry

Renovation of Freshman Chemistry at CWRU

99-00

Rhonda Williams

History

The City as Classroom: A Critical Historical Pedagogy

99-00

John Witte

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

SimEpi: Interactive Research Design and Analysis in Epidemiology

98-99

Joan Carletta

Computer Engineering and Science

Creating a real-world system design experience in computer engineering for undergraduates

98-99

Margaretmary Daley

Modern Languages and Literatures

Cannon Fodder on Our Shelves: The German Literary Canon, Its Expendable Writers, and Our Gendered Libraries

98-99

Vanessa Druskat

Organizational Behavior

Norms and Processes that Support Learning and Effectiveness in Student Work Teams: Using Student Experience to Improve Course Design

98-99

Alison Hall

Neurosciences

Scientists as teachers

98-99

David Matthiesen

Material Science and Engineering

The Application of Computer Based Whiteboard Technology for Classroom Teaching

97-98

Russ Borski

Theater Arts

Creating Visual Text in a Postmodern Theater

97-98

Robert Dunn

Music

Introduction to Music: The Listening Experience I

97-98

Steven Hudson

Macromolecular Science

Development of a Self-directed Laboratory Course in Polymer Science and Engineering

97-98

David Miller

MSASS

Redesign of Discrimination and Inequality: "Can't We All Just Get Along?"

97-98

Jonathan Sadowski

History

New Pedagogy for History of Medicine Course

96-97

David Dean

Anatomy

Human Embryology Course Development

96-97

Daniel Flannery

Psychiatry and Psychology

Program on Violence: Prevention, Intervention and Social Policy

96-97

Catherine Kelly

History

Making Sense of Consumer Culture at CWRU and Beyond

96-97

Phillip Morrison

Chemical Engineering

Hypertext Class Notes as an Aid to Teaching Engineering Course

96-97

John Protasiewicz

Chemistry

Innovative Uses of the World Web and CWRUnet in Chemical Education

95-96

Steven Haynesworth

Biology

Analytical and Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory

95-96

Sally Hodder

Medicine

Behavioral Intervention to Improve Medical Student-Patient Interactions

95-96

Michael Huff

Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics

Notes for New Courses in Microelectromechanical Systems mechanical Systems

95-96

Kenneth Ledford

History

New Course in History of the Professions

95-96

Vassilis Panoskaltsis

Civil Engineering

Innovations in Key Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Civil Engineering

(* - circumstances prevented acceptance of the award)