Essays are available in hard copy in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.


1994–1995 Recipients

Essays for this academic year are available in hard copy in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.

Aboitiz, Amalia (Education), Building and Supporting a Community of Active Learners

Autumn, Kellar (Integrative Biology), Virtual Discussion Group

Brady, Timothy Joseph (Integrative Biology), A Natural History Scavenger Hunt: Promoting Motivation and Learning during Field Trips

Carpenter, Becky (English), When in Jeopardy…

Ferrandiz, Francisco J. (Anthropology), Motivating Students in a Dispirited Section

Fisher, John (Dramatic Art), Plays for Class: A Taste of Professional Acting

McPheron, Linda (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management), Stimulating Class Discussion and Relating Biology to Real Life Experiences

Murray, Will (Mathematics), Encouraging Rigor: Teaching Proof Techniques via a Group Quiz

Oxfeldt, Elisabeth (Scandinavian), Language Reinforcement through an Octogenarian Pen-Pal

Patel, Mehul Vasant (Physics), More Science, Less Stress: Improvements in Introductory Physics Laboratories

Perrow, Margaret (College Writing Programs), The Letter Exchange

Thomas, Valorie (African American Studies), Empowering Students as Speakers and Listeners

Tonay, Veronica K. (Psychology), Encouraging Intrinsic Motivation for Learning in a Large and Diverse Lecture Class

Wilson, Sarah Elise (Political Science), The Trial of Otto von Bismarck

Woo-Sam, Ann Marie (History), Structure and Flexibility

1993–1994 Recipients

Essays for this academic year are available in hard copy in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.

DeLorme, Lisa (Sociology), Overcoming Math Anxiety in Social Science Students

Forrest, William Frederick (Statistics), Confidence Intervals and My Penny Collection

Friedland, Paul (History), Seeking Student Input in Class Design

Gahl, Susanne (Linguistics), “Diamond Lane” for an Overworked TA

Harchol-Balter, Mor (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences), A Note-Free Class Environment

Hone, James (Physics), Institutional Learning

Jackaway, Adam (Architecture), Profile Angle Predicament

Maginn, Edward (Chemical Engineering), Incorporating Realism and Humanism into Technical Problem Sets

Mencos, Maria Isidra (Spanish & Portuguese), St. Valentine’s Grammar: A Natural Approach to the Subjunctive

Mladenovic, Bojana (Philosophy), From Critical Reading of Papers to Philosophy of Science

Ossentjuk, Karl (Business Administration), Using Role-playing to Increase Teaching Effectiveness

Perez, Edward (Political Science), “Learning to Read Again”: Or, How to Brief an Article

Prine, Elizabeth (Anthropology), Using Modern Ceramics to Teach about the Material Correlates of Past Behavior

Robson, Catherine (English), Understanding the Process of Revision: Self-Analysis and Student (Re)Writing

Simon, Rafael (Materials Science & Mineral Engineering), How to Get Engineering Students to Write Successful Term Papers

1992–1993 Recipients

Essays for this academic year are available in hard copy in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. (Agriculture and Resource Economics), How to Make the Dismal Science Less Dismal

Cole, Alyson (Political Science), The Non-Quiz Method

Devor, Steven T. (Physical Education), Visualization of Histochemical Differences in Skeletal Muscle Fibers

Hettich, Kay (Music), Mock “Baroque Orchestra”

Jernigan, Glenn (Chemistry), Breaking Down the Age Barrier by Instruction in Computer Literacy

Jones, Stanton I. (Landscape Arch./City & Reg. Planning), Understanding the Importance of Barrier-Free Design as Defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Krishnaswamy, Shankar (Mechanical Engineering), Effective Communication of the Central Philosophy of Continuum Mechanics

McLellan, Larry (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Cultural Research Project

Mitchell, Morgan (Physics), A Microcomputer-Based Laboratory for Teaching Kinematics

Sabol, Barbara (Education), K-8 Reading Methods Developing Awareness of Children’s Literature through a Multicultural Book Fair

Six, Karen (German), Underline Your Favorite Sentence, and Explain Why You Chose It

Walsh, Gregory (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Open-Ended Design and Teamwork on Engineering Projects

Webb, Florence (Educational Administration), Skill Building Sequence of Analytic Writing Assignments

Weinstein, Randi Beth (Integrative Biology), Using Computers to Develop Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Biology Laboratory

1991–1992 Recipients

Essays for this academic year are available in hard copy in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.

Anderson, Gary L. (Plant Pathology), Group-Dependent Data as a Method for Increasing Student Interaction

Bucholtz, Mary (Linguistics), Focusing on Fact in the Bilingual Education Debate

Elby, Andrew (Physics), Preparation for Introductory Physics: One-on-One Problem Solving Sessions

Guidotti, Richard W. (Italian), Semester Long Multi-Faceted Reading of an Italian Novel by Italo Calvino

Huang, Timothy T. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Developing and Using Examples Effectively

Klinger, Alisa (English), Class Novel Collaborative Writing and Publishing Project

Kotila, Eric (Architecture [Design]), Group Grading and Reformulating Critiques to Encourage Students’ Active Understanding of Composition

Kroll, Kristen Louise (Molecular and Cell Biology), Models and Analogies Provide Frames of Reference for Discussing Developmental Processes

Lamiot, Christopher Pierre Jean (French), The Riddle of Literature

Lin, Margaret (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research), Towards a More Beneficial Approach to Guiding Problem Solving

Mahoney, James Lee (Political Science), Student Comprehension of Course Readings: Techniques for Delegating Classroom Authority

Rael, Patrick (History), Making Historical Arguments with Primary and Secondary Sources: A Writing Assignment

Robinson, Sara (Mathematics), A Course in Writing Proofs

Schrager, Cynthia D. (English), An Interactive Technique for Teaching Problems of Composition

Suchard, Alexandra (Energy and Resources Group), Jointly Approaching Spontaneous Questions