Five Faculty Members Awarded SEPCHE Grants for 21st Century Teaching

By schwartzsa | March 29, 2012

Several faculty members were awarded grants by the South Eastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) for Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching: A SEPCHE/Teagle Initiative, on March 14.

“Arcadia faculty are active in pedagogically related research works,” says Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Some of the studies are combining metacognition with technology with the goal of exploring the impact on students learning and growth. This represents advanced thinking in our understanding of teaching and learning.  Arcadia faculty continue to distinguish themselves both as first class teachers as well as researchers in a relentless pursuit of excellence in knowledge transmission.”

Helene Klein, English Instructor and Co-Director of the Honors Program, was awarded a grant for her research proposal, “A Shifting Paradigm: Understanding the Importance of Faculty Meta-Cognitive Reflection to Create Purposeful Pedagogy with a Focus on iPad Usage.”

Drs. Jennifer Matisoff and Elizabeth Vogel, Assistant Professors of English, were awarded a grant for their research proposal, “Re-Orienting Teacher Response to Student Writing.”

Adjunct Professors Anna McAleer and Susan Pierce were awarded a grant for their research proposal, “Virtual Prep: Transforming Thinking about Teaching in Preparing for the Online Classroom.”

“Arcadia is grateful to the Teagle Foundation for the grant and SEPCHE for its leadership and opportunity,” says Provost Michael. “We anticipate these grants and studies to be our initial steps toward a bigger grant and larger, perhaps nation wide, studies.  Congratulations to the awardees.”