Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Spring 2016 Rosenkranz Grant Winners are Announced

March 18, 2016

Rosenkranz Grants for Pedagogical Advancement are awarded to Yale Faculty members who would like to design and develop new digital course materials or experiment with new teaching models and technologies. This year’s recipients represent a diverse group of disciplines and technologies.

Systems Dynamics Modeling for Design Practice
Phil Bernstein, School of Architecture
This project will create a digital teaching and research platform to explore alternative business models and value propositions for architectural practice by modeling the resource flows and risk dynamics of a typical design firm via systems dynamics modeling. This model can be used as the basis for understanding the role of architects in the building industry supply chain.

Health Promotion in the Community
Marianne Davies and Monica Roosa Ordway, School of Nursing
This project will help develop the first didactic interprofessional course to be required by all YSN (APRN), YSM (medical), and PA (physician associate) students. By delivering learning modules through Canvas, students will gaining a deeper understanding of health promotion and disease prevention within the context of population health.

Digital Demonstrations for IPLS Re-imagined
Claudia De Grandi, Simon Mochrie, and Rona Ramos, Physics
This project will assist in the creation of a library of Wolfram Demonstrations that will be used to illustrate and elucidate the principles and applications of physics to the life sciences and medicine in the context of Yale’s Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS) sequence, namely PHYS 170/PHYS 171.

Personal Ultrasound Teaching Simulator for Medical Students
Gowthaman Gunabushanam and Leslie Scoutt, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
This project will develop, validate, and disseminate high-quality ultrasound simulator modules for an existing prototype, and make the prototype program ready for deployment.

Emergency Medicine Resident Feedback Mobile Application
Raquel Harrison, Emergency Medicine
This project will involve the development of a mobile and web-based application to improve the feedback process from Attending Physicians to Residents within the Emergency Medicine department. The will archive all the feedback and help produce reports necessary for tracking resident progress.

Developing Undergraduate Research Questions in the Digital Humanities: A Learning Module
Heather Klemann, English
This project will design a learning module for English 114 that will provide an in-class introduction to a popular DH tool, Voyant. Voyant is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. This module will expose students early in their careers to the opportunities presented by the Digital Humanities at Yale and prepare them for courses that incorporate a strong DH component into the curricula.

Costume History Digitized
Ilona Somogyi, School of Drama
This project aims to create a thorough and concise set of costume history Powerpoint presentations to be used as the chief pedagogical aid for DRAM 125 History of Costume and Construction, a core 1st year class in the Design program at the Yale School of Drama. This class, as taught by Jane Greenwood, reviews the development of clothing in society throughout history as a foundational aid for students of costume design.

Enhancing an Electronic Portfolio for Yale Medical Students
Kirsten Wilkins, Medical School Education Office
This project will further develop and enhance an existing electronic portfolio system that allows students and mentors to track assessments of clinical skills in the clerkships. Tracking systems currently exist but vary greatly among clerkships, preventing students from engaging in reflective learning in a longitudinal or cohesive manner and allowing little central oversight by faculty mentors and the School. This project will expand the scope of the existing YSM Folio to include not only tracking of clinical skills assessments but also required clinical encounters (i.e., de-identified patient logs), procedures, and mid-clerkship feedback.

The next round of Rosenkranz applications will be accepted in the Fall. For more information about the program, click here.