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Anthropology Department

March 3, 2023
You don’t have to dig too far to find a group of faculty members dedicated to student learning and savings. The Anthropology department was selected to receive the 2023 AIM High Impact Group Award because of their large-scale efforts to implement open educational resources (OER) and library-sourced materials across the department. The department’s decision to…

Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse

March 3, 2023
When two things combine, a beautiful chemical reaction can occur. Such as the case for this year’s individual award recipient. Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse, a lecturer in the College of Sciences in the department of Chemistry, was selected to receive the 2023 AIM High Impact Individual Award for her significant and steady effort to reduce course…

Dr. Marino Nader – Engineering

November 8, 2022
Overview Instructor: Dr. Marino Nader Instructional Designer: Jim Paradiso College/Department: CECS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Course Numbers & Titles: EML3701: Fluid Mechanics, EML3262: Kinematics of Mechanisms, EGN3343: Thermodynamics Large class loads and a lack of resources. Instructors and professors have long been faced with similar challenges at large universities. Dr. Marino Nader is one such…

Martha Hubertz – Psychology

November 8, 2022
Overview Instructor: Martha Hubertz Instructional Designer: Joseph Lloyd College/Department: COS, Psychology Course Numbers & Titles: SOP3004: Social Psychology, SOP3742: Psychology of Women Universal design: usable, accessible, inclusive. These are the guiding principles Martha Hubertz abided by when she redesigned her courses to level the proverbial playing field. Doing so ensures that all students are not…

Quality Impact Award

March 25, 2022
The UCF Quality Taskforce sought for ways to exemplify the hard work put forth by the Instructional Design team at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) in regards to their tasks, relations, and contributions related to quality. Annually awarded to one assistant, associate, and/or senior instructional designer (ID) for their significant impact in UCF’s Quality Initiative, the purpose of the Instructional Designer Quality Impact Award is to recognize the efforts and impact the ID has had on UCF faculty, students, and the Quality Initiative.

Dr. Ricardo Zaurin

February 23, 2022
Nominated by fellow faculty member Necati Catbas, Dr. Ricardo Zaurin, a Lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award for his dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for his students. This individual impact awardee was selected because of the accessibility, quantity, and quality of…

Julie Donnelly

February 23, 2022
The inaugural 2022 Knights’ Choice award winner is Julie Donnelly, a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. She was nominated by her Teaching Assistant (TA) for her efforts to offer opt-in materials and seek methods that allow for cheaper course materials for her students. She was selected because of her ongoing dedication to reducing the cost…

Modern Languages & Literatures Group

February 23, 2022
Anne Prucha, Kacie Tartt, Lisa Nalbone, and Alma Alarcon from the Modern Languages & Literatures department were nominated by their department chair, Dr. Geri Smith, to receive the 2022 AIM High Impact Group Award for their dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for their students. They were selected because of the accessibility and…