Updated On January 4, 2019 - 4:24pm

OID Awards AY2018-2019 Instructional Improvement Grants

OID provides grant funding to instructors and departments to support curricular experimentation and development that improves undergraduate instruction across campus. There are two types of grants available:

  • Instructional Improvement Grants (also known as Major Grants): These support large-scale faculty, department, and College or School initiated projects.
  • Mini-Grants: These support small-scale projects that enhance instruction, such as buying media, honoraria, and field trips.

Instructional Improvement Major Grants support innovation, experimentation, and development of undergraduate curricula and pedagogy. The program goal is to improve the quality of undergraduate education through pedagogical experimentation in areas such as student-centered learning, course design, diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and instructional technologies. The program especially values innovations that will have a lasting impact on undergraduate education.

There are two grant cycles per academic year, in Fall and Spring quarters, announced via campuswide calls for proposals. The AY2018-19 IIP Major Grant recipients and their respective proposal titles are these:

DepartmentProposal TitlePI(s)
Atmospheric & Oceanic SciencesIncreasing Undergraduate Comprehension of Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluids via Rotating Tank ExperimentsAndrew Stewart & Gang Chen
Atmospheric & Oceanic SciencesData Analysis for Climate ScienceNeil Berg
Chemistry & BiochemistryArtificially Intelligent Assessment and Learning System for Chem 17 "Preparation for General Chemistry"Zhao Li & Yung-Ya Lin
Chemistry & BiochemistryEvaluating the impact of learning assistants in an introductory organic chemistry sequence for life science majorsRachel Prado & Roshini Ramachandran
Chemistry & BiochemistryAssessment of Teaching Practices in Chemistry 153L: A laboratory course on Introduction to Protein Science - What are reasons for the performance gap in the course? Which interventions will help to reduce this gap?Anne Hong-Hermesdorf
Chemistry & BiochemistryMachine Learning for every chemistry professionalAnastassia Alexandrova
Chemistry & BiochemistryCreating valid, reliable pre- and post-assessment tools to assess students' abilities to retain, transfer, and apply acid-base chemistry concepts in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistryJennifer Casey, Heather Tienson-Tseng, Al Courey
Chemistry & BiochemistryUtilizing application-based science education videos in an undergraduate chemistry laboratory course for life science majorsRoshini Ramachandran & Jennifer Casey
Communication StudiesTV News Archive User Interface ImprovementFrancis Steen & Tim Groeling
Comparative LiteratureClassroom Coding for the HumanitiesDavid MacFadyen
Designp5.js: Developing a Tool for Making Art and Design with CodeLauren McCarthy
Earth, Planetary, and Space SciencesGeophysics Hawaii Volcano Field TripPaul Davis
Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyTransforming Introduction to Ecology and Behavior into a more active classroomDaniel Blumstein
Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyUsing Modern Classroom Technology in a Large, Upper-Division Class "Evolutionary Medicine"Pamela Yeh, Benison Pang, Jessica Gregg
Ecology & Evolutionary BiologySustainable Native GardensAlison Lipman & Leryn Gorlitsky
French & Francophone StudiesImplementing Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) in the French Language Program at UCLAKimberly Jansma & Laurence Denie
Integrative Biology & PhysiologyAchieving intimate research experience at scaleRoy Wollman
Life Sciences Core EducationA Pilot: Mobile All-in-one Virtual Reality computer station used in Laboratory Course Life Sciences LS23LGaston Pfluegl
Life Sciences Core EducationEnhancing Motivational Predictors of Student Success Across the Introductory Life Sciences CurriculumJeffrey Maloy & Erin Sanders O’Leary
MusicologyCreating Musical Community (Ethnomusicology/Music/Musicology M103)Nina Eidsheim & Mark Kligman
MusicologyVideotape course: “The Reel Beatles”David Leaf
Physics & AstronomyData-driven, Systematic, and Sustainable Transformation of Physics for Life ScientistsIan McLean, Katsushi Arisaka, Joshua Samani, George Trammell, Elizabeth Mills, Shanna Shaked
Physics & AstronomyProposal to enhance infrastructure of 180E physics undergraduate labWalter Gekelman
PsychologyDeveloping a Tool to Assess the Learning Gains of the Neuroscience CurriculumWilliam Grisham
World Arts & Cultures/DanceLegislative Theater for Racial JusticeRobert Gordon, Bryonn Bain, David Gere