Seven faculty research projects have been selected for grant funding through a new initiative that promotes innovative teaching approaches in the classroom and advances undergraduate learning at Northeastern.
The competitive grant program, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is designed to promote exploration and innovation in teaching and learning by supporting evidence-based activities that result in deeper learning. The program launched this year and will be offered annually going forward.
“The goal is to enhance student learning,” said Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experiential learning at Northeastern. “We are continually looking to improve the quality of education we provide our students. We have creative and innovative faculty, and we wanted to provide these grants to allow them to do things that haven’t been done before.”
The seven research projects selected were submitted by an interdisciplinary group of faculty.
[…] Another project—led by Hubert Ho, lecturer in the Department of Music, and Michael Epstein, associate professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology—involves developing a new course for students across a range of academic programs who are interested in music and sound perception. The course would feature a variety of interactive learning tools and would be tailored to fit the individual students’ needs, so they could focus on sections they’re unfamiliar with and skip over those they’ve previously covered in other courses. At the end, all students would have a basic understanding of the topics, which range from music theory and sound physics to music and hearing research. The course would promote interdisciplinary collaboration and could serve as a model for future courses on other topics.