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Editors: Kimberly Williams and Runjini Raman

All articles in the first collection of working papers (either in their entirety or summaries of them) have also been published in:

Williams, K.M. (2014). Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning: A Guide for College and University Faculty. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, New York, New York.


1. Lauren Schnabel’s article is reprinted from her published version in Veterinary Surgery and is called “The Use of a Formal Assessment Instrument for Evaluation of Veterinary Student Surgical Skills.”

Citation: Schnabel, L. V., Maza, P. S., Williams, K. M., Irby, N. L., Mcdaniel, C. M., & Collins, B. G. (2013). Use of a Formal Assessment Instrument for Evaluation of Veterinary Student Surgical Skills. Veterinary Surgery, 42(4), 488-496.

2. A published version of Baidurja Ray’s classroom research project, co-authored with Rajesh Bhaskaran and entitled “Integrating simulation into the engineering curriculum: a case study” is published in the July 2013 International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 41(3), 269-280.

Citation: Ray, B., & Bhaskaran, R. (2013). Integrating simulation into the engineering curriculum: a case study. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 41(3), 269-280.

3. A published version of Kevin Carrico’s research project is published in the Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Citation: Carrico, K. (2014). The Pedagogy of Controversy in the Field of China Studies: Teaching the Cultural Revolution. Teaching and Learning, 7(2), 28-57.

4. A published version of John Foo’s study is published in Transactions on Techniques in STEM Education

Citation: Foo, J. (2016). Flipped Classroom in an Introductory Biomedical Engineering Course Transactions on Techniques in STEM Education

5. A published version of M. Luke McDermott’s study is published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

Citation: McDermott, M.L. (2016, June). Lowering Barriers to Undergraduate Research through with Local Craft Breweries Collaboration. Journal of Chemical Education

6. A published version of SOTL fellows Steffen Blings and Sarah Maxey’s collaborative research study was published in the Journal of Political Science Education

Citation: Blings, S., & Maxey, S. (2016). Teaching Students to Engage with Evidence: An Evaluation of Structured Writing and Classroom Discussion Strategies. Journal of Political Science Education. Published online 19 Apr 2016. 00(00), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/15512169.2016.1168303

7. A published version of Teagle Fellows Olufunmilayo O. Adebayo and Emily J. Farrar’s project

Citation: Olufunmilayo O. Adebayo Emily J. Farrar ; Rick Evans ; Tyi Lindsey McCray ; Traci Nathans-Kelly Empowering early mastery of spatial visualization skills in under represented minority engineering students IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings, 2014, EISBN 1479939226, pp. 1 – 8 978-1-4799-3922-0/14/$31.00 ©2014 IEEE

8. A published version of the article that Vera Rinaldi did for her GRTF project in 2015.

Citation: Rinaldi, V., Lorr, N.A, Williams, K. (2016). Evaluating a technology supported interactive response system during the laboratory section of a histology course. Anatomical Sciences Education available online at


Park, Joonsuk, & Williams, Kimberly (2016). The Effects of Peer- and Self-assessment on the Assessors. SIGCSE '16 Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education. Memphis, TN. Pages 249-254. doi: 10.1145/2839509.2844602


Patel, Nirav S.; Stedman, Richard C. (2015). Renewable Energy Education: Does it impact Students’ perception of climate change? Does STEM based education alter students’ attitudes towards environment? Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines: Spatial Learning in STEM. Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research,Evanston IL. September 19, 2015.


DelNero, Peter; McGregor, Alexandra; et al. (2016). Cancer Researchers Collaborate withPatients and Survivors to Forge Campus-Community Partnerships in Biomedical Science and Engineering. St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. Cornell University, Ithaca NY. April 9, 2016.

Foo, John C.; et al. (2016). Student Adaptation to the Modular Use of the Flipped Classroom inan Introductory Biomedical Engineering Course. St. Lawrence Section of the American Societyfor Engineering Education. Cornell University, Ithaca NY. April 9, 2016.

Tong, Michelle T. (2016). The goals and motivations of international students: implications for research mentorship practices. St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. Cornell University, Ithaca NY. April 9, 2016.


Adem Birson (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Engaging with Mozart: Using Composition to Teach Music Theory”

Adhaar Desai (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “‘I View it as a Crime Scene’: Taking Close Reading Outside the Classroom Spring 2013 GRTF

Amy Larson (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2013-2014) “The impact of organic chemistry and biochemistry I as prerequisites on student performance in biochemistry 2

Andreea Mascan (GRTF/Teagle 2013-2014) “Culture in the Language Classroom: Student Perspectives”

Baudura Ray (2011-2012) Integrating simulation into the engineering curriculum: A case study

Ben Tam Adaptation: Teaching Rhetorical Reading

Carolyn Fisher (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Reactions to an Auto-Tutorial Course in Bio-Chemistry”

Cory Browning “Comment dire leaving the comfort zone en français?” Building Intercultural Competence through Blogging in Second Language Acquisition

Diana Garvin (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Blogghiamo! Engaging Students through Autonomy, Authenticity, and Community”

Emily Pollina (GRTF 2011-2012) Explicit Instruction in Primary Literature to Enhance Student Writing and Scientific Understanding

Inga Grus (Teagle/GRTF 2012-2013) “Writing my opinion or masking it as fact?” Learning (the implications of) positionality

Jared Hale (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Optional Problem-Solving Sessions in Genetics: All or Nothing?”


Jess Kaiser (GRTF 2011-2012) Close reading and metacognition

Jessica Abel “We’re not exactly tweeting here: Teaching students to control the level of formality of their writing”

Jessica Sitnik (Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Assessing student interest as a means to increase student engagement in Biological sciences”

Joel Anderson (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Teaching Medieval Books in a Digital Age”

John Foo (Teagle Fellow 2012-2013): Using Think-Pair-Share to improve information retention of students in a medical physiology course

Kendra Weaver: Can Learning Physics Be Fun: Engaging Students Through Demonstrations, Collaboration, and Real-World Applications


Kristen Roosa (GRTF 2013-2014) “Student engagement and learning with problem-based laboratories in histology”

Lauren Schnabel (BBS GRTF 2011-2012) “Use of a Formal Assessment Instrument for Evaluation of Veterinary Student Surgical Skills”Learning Spatial Visualization: Beyond Drills and into Early Mastery Olufunmilayo Adebayo*, Emily Farrar*, Dr. Rick Evans, Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly, Dr. Tyi McCray

Lorenzo Fabbri (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2012-2013) “Maximum Security, Zero Technology: Teaching in the Auburn Correctional Facility”

Luisa Rosas (GRTF/Teagle 2012-2013) “Exploring the Theater of the Oppressed in the Ivy League”

M. Luke McDermott (GRTF/Teagle Fellow 2013-2014) “Analytical Chemistry of Beer: A Real World Inquiry Lab Project”

Mia Park: Just Flip It! Faculty Motivations, Strategies and Experiences

Michaela Brangan “Students Helping Students: Preferences and Practices for Peer Review”

Michelle Tong (GRTF/Teagle 2013-2014) “The goals and motivations of international students at the American University: Implications for mentorship practices

Molly Katz “Style and No Substance?: The art of teaching imitation”

Shoshanna Cole (GRTF 2011-2012) “Improving Undergraduates’ Critical Thinking Skills through Peer-Learning Workshops”

Stephanie Parker The Impact of Laboratory Research Experience on Undergraduates: A Case Study

Tara Baxter (GRTF/Teagle 2013-2014) “The impact of concurrent versus non-concurrent enrollment in genetics lecture and laboratory

Xine Yao: Any Person, Any Study: Race and Writing in the Cornell First Year Writing Seminar

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