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Faculty members awarded
mini-grants

By Catherine Doss

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 30 - April 30, 1998

Eight faculty members have been awarded mini-grants from the University Office of International Programs (UOIP) and the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT) to internationalize their course content.
The recipients are: James R. McKenna, crop and soil environmental sciences; Brian M. Kleiner, industrial and systems engineering; Marcie Boucouvalas, family and child development; Deborah J. Milly, political science; Kathleen W. Jones, history; Sally L. Paulson, entomology; Raga M. Bakhit, human nutrition, foods, and exercise; and Robert Siegle, English.
The annual UOIP/CEUT mini-grant competition provides assistance to faculty members for developing, implementing, and infusing undergraduate courses with substantive international content. This year's competition placed special emphasis on projects featuring the development of on-line, computer-supported courses likely to contribute to Virginia Tech's international distance-learning mission.
The selection committee was co-chaired by Patrick Carlton, interim director of international programs, and Terry Wildman, director of the CEUT. Other members of the committee were William Cox, engineering; John Lee, Veterinary Medicine; and Tom Hammett, forestry and wood products.