Barbara Wech and Annetta DolowitzBarbara Wech and Annetta DolowitzProfessors from six schools and a college, including two from the Collat School of Business, were awarded CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation Grants to support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment. In total, faculty received $34,705 for the development and execution of their proposals.

“The breadth of these awards reflects the incredible diversity of creative scholarship here at UAB among faculty willing to develop and try new approaches to improve student learning. The theme of developing learning in team environments supports UAB’s QEP initiative,” said Dale Dickinson, Ph.D., director of the university Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Members of the QEP advisory council and the QEP Faculty Fellows reviewed and selected the recipients based on proposals that fit the theme of the QEP, which improves an aspect of student learning and enhance the quality of higher education across the institution.

From the Collat School of Business, Barbara Wech, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and Instructor Annetta Dolowitz hope to discover how the TBL™ model lends itself to quality facilitation skills in an online course. They will examine the methods online instructors use that are considered to be part of creating an online team learning environment and compare responses to group or team questions to the Team-Based Learning™ model and its definition of team activity.

See a full list of the recipients of the 2018-19 competition, along with a brief description of their projects.