Faculty Highlights

Queen awarded ACS grant to promote cognitive science in the classroom

Associate professor of psychology Jenny Queen was recently awarded an innovative instruction grant in the amount of $23,844 from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) to partner with two colleagues from Centenary College and Sewanee: The University of the South on a project titled Cognitive Science in the College Classroom.

The project pairs this faculty team with instructional design and technology staff to create and test a novel series of online modules that will allow ACS faculty from all disciplines to apply empirical evidence on how students learn best and process information into their courses.

The team plans to develop three web-based modules designed to help faculty incorporate the latest and most essential findings in cognitive science into their syllabi, courses, and assignments to maximize student learning. The proposed modules will be accessible across all disciplines and will be piloted later this year.