The goal of the 2006-2007 Faculty Research Fellows Program is to investigate four key areas of teaching and learning at NAU, researched by teams of faculty from a range of academic departments and colleges for a duration of 18 to 24 months.
Pedagogies and Practice
Susana Rivera Mills, Modern Languages, and Laura Umphrey, Communication, focus on understanding instructional design and teaching practices in undergraduate courses.
JeanAnn Foley, Education, and Cecilia Ojeda, Modern Languages, investigate faculty time investment in implementing technology and possible barriers to the integration of technology in courses.
Addressing the Needs of All Learners
Bill Huffman, Education, Ann Huffman, Business and Psychology, Cruz Begay, Health Sciences, and Catherine Marshall, Education, identify the match or mismatch between the technological backgrounds and resources of students and the level of technological ability and access needed to succeed in courses.
Collaborative Learning and Emerging Tools
Alan Lew, Geography, Mary Reid and Jim Sample, Geology, and Kimberly Kail, Distance Learning, explore the value of cutting edge social software and collaborative technologies in facilitating the building of learning communities.