4th-hour projects

Below you'll find, organized by subject area, a list of course-related activities that actively engage students in the learning process. Click the "Learn more" link for details about any specific activity.

Discipline/Faculty

Description

Business

 

Douglas Glass

Students participate in simulations to learn about the importance of understanding the role of cultural in business communication. Learn more...

Herb Schuette

Web-based Cases for Learning about Management Information Systems help students learn about the role of MIS in local business and organizations. Learn more...

Betsy Stevens

PowerPoint quiz games are used to give students practice on otherwise mundane aspects of business communication Learn more...

Communications

 
Janna Anderson

Students in journalism-style writing courses conduct research on current events and write pieces for local newspapers. Learn more...

David Copeland Students in Media History engage in a variety of activities which make connections between current practice and events and the past, e.g., oral history, Penny Press, etc. Learn more...

Education

Glenda Crawford

Students take responsibility for researching current educational issues, leading class seminars and publishing electronic "snapshots" of the inquiries with personal perspectives on the class web page. Learn more...

Judith Howard

Problem Based Learning is used in several education courses, with the dual purpose of enhancing current learning and modeling future use of PBL. A cognitive apprenticeship approach is used, with teacher as cognitive coach. Learn more...

Deborah Long

Adopt a School-Adopt a Class - students doing their math/science methods practicum write and implement a proposal in their school. Learn more...

Bird Stasz

Children's Literature students create their own picture books, with beautiful results. Learn more...

English

Jane Stephens Cultivating Imaginative Intelligence: the Power of a Great Idea. Jane applies the insights gained from her research to the design and implementation of her courses, with an emphasis on producing chaos before producing order, inventing meaningful vocabulary, and catching ourselves in the act of becoming-writers, readers, thinkers, researchers, etc. Learn more...

Environmental Studies

Janet MacFall Community- based project in ES Senior Seminar class have students involved in all aspects, including an environmental assessment and a detailed report to stakeholders. Learn more...

Human Services

Tommy Gumm Students write proposals to fund hypothetical new Human Service Agencies. Background preparation includes writing goals and objectives, a needs assessment and job descriptions. Learn more...

Psychology

 
Catherine King

Educational psychology students write case studies of a younger learner's development, motivation and learning strategies. Learn more...

Gabie Smith

Students participate in a wide variety of activities and virtual discussions via Blackboard which enhances their ability to engage in the classroom. Learn more...

Science

 
Lisa Carloye, Sandy Seidel & Jimmie Agnew 
 
Students in the Science without Borders collect data to replicate aspects of classic theory-building experiments (e.g. model of the atom). Learn more...

Sociology

 
Angela Lewellyn Jones Students in "Women & Men in Society" conduct interviews with working adults then analyze and synthesize the class data, with a focus on gender inequality. Learn more...