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East Tennessee State University

Presidential Grant-In-Aid

Presidential Grants-in-Aid fund participation in professional development activities specifically intended to enhance a faculty member's skills in teaching, research or creative activity, or public service.

  • Quarterly submission deadlines:  

Activities July-September  -- last Friday in May
Activities October-December  --  first Friday in September
Activities January-March  --  third Friday in November
Activities April-June  --  first Thursday in March

  • Questions?  Email Dr. Brian Rowe, Chair, PGIA Committee 

FY 2017/18 GRANT SUMMARIES

Consort Collective
Lee Bidgood
Appalachian Studies

Dr. Bidgood used the Presidential-Grant-in-Aid funds to attend the Consort Collective at the 2017Viola da Gamba Society of American Conclave workshop.  In his guided classwork he was coaching and being coached in consort groups working at a very high level, with many of the participants being working professional musicians.  This experience was a valuable re-steeping in the viola da gamba world and an introduction to how it happens in a summer workshop context, and has already proven helpful in his ensemble coaching.  Here is a link to a video from the Consort Collective final concert featuring a "standard" consort piece, a Fantasia for five viols by Deering:  https://vimeo.com/239922609.

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Research and Professional Development in Teaching
Cara Harker
Theatre & Dance

harkerMs. Harker travelled to the International Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, CO with PGIA funds. The conference, hosted by Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc. under the direction of aerial dance pioneer, Nancy Smith, provided the opportunity to learn technique and best practices in aerial dance from world renowned master faculty in a hands-on experiential learning environment.  During Harker's stay, she took courses in Rope and Harness, Lyra, and Mixed Aerial Apparatus (Silks, Sling, Trapeze, and Trapeze Lyra), taught by Valerie Morris, Sarah Romanowsky, and Angela Desanter.  The conference offered up-to-date methods from widely respected aerial practitioners and her participation has enhanced the scope and quality of teaching at ETSU.  

 

FY 2016/17 GRANT SUMMARIES

NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) Certification
Kara Boynewicz
Physical Therapy

The grant funds were used to fulfill established reliability testing through The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk which was established at the Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.  This certification entails use of neurobehavioral assessment for normal healthy infants, preterm infants and infants at risk due to factors such as prenatal substance exposure. It has  links potential research collaborators interested in this area by demonstrating advanced competency in evidence based assessment of infants with substance exposure. This will enhance future research efforts by applying knowledge gained from certification to provide clinical context for infants and families,the  medical community and various establishments in the community for translation of  neurobehavioral issues in infants born substance exposed, as well as pre-term infants.  

Certificate Program in Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives
Nancy Cameron
Nursing

The certificate program in Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives was designed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) to provide the financial and operational knowledge/skills that nursing leadership need in order to manage today's healthcare market.  As the faculty member responsible for ensuring that our graduates are adequately prepared to enter middle and senior leadership positions in health care organizations and to excel in the challenges of managing patient care and financial efficiency, Dr. Cameron plans to revise two graduate level courses in health care finance for nurse executives. Revisions will be designed to better emphasize the financial requirements/impacts of the ACA and how clinical and financial operations must work together.  

Pal's Business Excellence Institute (BEI) LEAN for Service & Healthcare Course
Jennifer Hunt
Public Health

Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (BEI) is a training and consulting branch of Pal’s Sudden Service, training companies on principles of LEAN management and how Pal’s has successfully implemented the practices in their business structure with a focus on process excellence, workforce capability, and leadership development.  The session for this training included topic discussions on LEAN, how to identify waste, several LEAN tools (5s, Value Stream Mapping, Visual Aide Implementation, etc.), store tour for example of LEAN implementation, how to apply learning to an individual’s particular industry, and development of action plans. Ms. Hunt teaches Quality Utilization and Assurance and was interested in learning different ways of presenting the materials to students to increase and enhance their understanding of QI principles and practices.  

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Preceptorship
Judy McCook
Nursing

SANE

ETSU is developing a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to provide care to ETSU sexual assault survivors.  The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is the primary health care provider who performs a physical exam, collects forensic evidence, provides testimony if indicated, and implements trauma-informed patient-centered care.   This grant provided funding to attend a clinical preceptorship at the University of Colorado Memorial Hospital, which supplied training for SANEs in completing adult sexual assault exams and collecting evidence for victims of intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child abuse and sex trafficking.  This preceptorship has shaped the policy, protocols, procedures, and the quality of care our survivors will receive at the ETSU Student and University Health Clinic.

Salivary Bioscience Research Training Workshop
Diana Morelen
Psychology

Dr. Morelen attended "Spit Camp;" a small group hands-on workshop at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the University of California, Irvine.  The workshop is designed to teach individuals  (e.g. early career scientists) skills for using salivary research methods as principal investigators. It provided the opportunity for attendees to collect, store, assay, and analyze their own saliva samples, and experience what is like for a research participant, understand the nuances of saliva research, and discuss study design within an experiential framework.

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Master Class in Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers
Rustam Sheridan
Mass Communication

The American Society of Cinematographers is one of the most prestigious and exclusive organizations for cinematographers in the world.  The ASC Master Class is a hands-on seminar on cinematography taught in Hollywood by a faculty of numerous Oscar-winning ASC cinematographers.  Mr. Sheridan was approved for enrollment by the ASC, where he was able to use cutting-edge equipment, tour amazing production and post-production facilities, and made many new relationships with professionals working in the industry.  There were several presentations on technical specifications from engineers and computer scientists, including one on green screen keying in narrative filmwork. As the grand prize award winner from class, Mr. Sheridan and his wife got to attend the 31st ASC Awards Show in Hollywood.

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 PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENTS

 

FY2017/18

Julia Bernard

Julia Bernard
Counseling & Human Services

Certification as Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Lee Bidgood

Lee Bidgood
Appalachian Studies

Enrollment in the Consort Collective Program at the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave

Cara Harker

Cara Harker
Theatre & Dance

Research & Professional Development in Teaching

Delanna Reed

Delanna Reed
Communication & Performance

Storytelling Workshop

Teresa Stephens

Theresa Stephens
Nursing

Compassionate Interviewing & Authoethnographic Research Methods

Stacey Williams

Stacey Williams
Psychology

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Training

 

 

 

 

 

FY2016/17

Kara Boynewicz

Kara Boynewicz
Physical Therapy

NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) Certification

Nancy Cameron

 Nancy Cameron
Nursing-Graduate Programs

Certificate Program in Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt
Health Services
Management & Policy

Pal's Business Excellence Institute (BEI) LEAN for Service & Healthcare Course

Judy McCook

Judy McCook
Nursing

Clinical Preceptorship for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

 Diana Morelen

Diana Morelen
Psychology

Salivary Bioscience Research Training Workshop

 Rusty Sheridan

Rustam Sheridan
Mass Communication

Master Class in Cinematography from American Society of Cinematographers

 
 

 

FY2015/16

Mira Gerard

Mira Gerard
Art & Design

Enroll in Art + Technology: Transmedia Course at The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt
Health Services Management & Policy

Attend PGOL Project Workshop

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt
Health Services Management & Policy

TN Center for Performance Excellence training for NCPE Examiner

Mohammad Uddin

Mohammad Uddin
Engineering Technology, Surveying & Digital Media

Building Energy Modeling Workshop

Craig Wassinger

Craig Wassinger
Physical Therapy

Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification

 
 
 
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