Teaching & Learning Technologies has awarded a Hybrid Course Development Grant to Professors Heather Canary, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and Lee Ellington, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, to develop a new graduate course titled Interdisciplinary Research Immersion: Health Communication. The grant, administered through the College of Nursing, will fund upgrades for qualitative coding software, software training for new faculty users, and a Research Assistant who will help develop course materials and structure. The course will be offered in Fall 2014 as a two-course sequence (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).
Ellington is the primary investigator for the grant while Canary is the primary collaborator. Canary worked closely with Lee to develop solutions for the interdisciplinary structure of the course, gain buy-in from relevant administrator, and develop the grant proposal. Upon receiving the award, Canary developed our disability accessibility plan for the hybrid & distance-learning course, and she to participate as one of the researchers providing data for coding as well as one of the rotating instructors of the course after Lee teaches the pilot version in Fall 2014.