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Randall Lavender: 2009-10 Faculty Development Grant Report


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I received a Faculty Development grant in Fall 2009 to assist with data processing and statistical analysis related to a research project I've undertaken into aspects of student socio-cognitive makeup, its potential impact on teaching methodology, and ways to improve teaching of college art and design based on qualitative and quantitative findings.

The grant funds will help me conduct IRB-approved survey research using student subjects following the publication of my earlier study, titled Teaching the Whole Student: Perceived Academic Control in College Art Instruction. This article, chronicling the first study of perceived academic control and its impact on first-year art student success, is in press at Studies in Art Education (Spring 2010).

--Randall Lavender
Professor and Associate Chair, Foundation

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