There have been a total of nine cohorts since the Funded Awards Program began in 2013. While the program originally included faculty only, more recent cohorts have expanded to include students. This has proven to be a highly successful collaborative partnership where faculty lead the projects with the commitment to incorporate the e-modules into their courses and consult with students to generate creative ideas; in turn, students offer engagement options and content development skills.
- Cohort 1 (2013 - 2014): Faculty Led
True pioneers in educational innovation, these faculty were the first to use e-learning.
- Cohort 2 (2014 - 2015): Faculty Led
Faculty were early adopters of e-learning who built upon the success of Cohort 1.
- Cohort 3 (2015): Student Led
Students chose their topic and faculty advisor based on their interests.
- Cohort 4 (2015 - 2017): Curricular Redesign
Faculty overhauled a full course to incorporate e-learning, simulation, and blended learning.
- Cohort 5 (2015 - 2016): Student Led
Students determined project topics and interactivity, while faculty provided assistance as needed.
- Cohort 6 (2016 - 2017): Student Led
Students were project leaders; used pre-identified topics and advisors to increase curricular integration.
- Cohort 7 (2017 - 2018): Faculty/Student Partnership with Scholarly Focus
Faculty led the projects while students provided interactive ideas and development skills; also the first time the program included resources for faculty to study modules’ efficacy.
- Cohort 8 (2018 - 2019): Faculty/Student Partnership with Scholarly Focus
Faculty led the projects while students provided interactive ideas and development skills; resources offered to help faculty assess and report the modules’ impact.
- Cohort 9 (2019 - 2020): Faculty/Student Partnership with Scholarly Focus
A continuation of the successful model employed by Cohorts 7 and 8, where faculty and students work in a collaborative partnership.