Innovations in Education Awards for 2011-2012

Jesse Day, Part-time Lecturer, NSPE. A grant of $5,000 will support the development of an interactive mobile/web application for The Art and Design Handbook, which tested successfully last year as a tool to familiarize ESL students with fundamental design terms and concepts.

Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, NSPE, and Mark Larrimore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lang. A grant of $10,000 will support a project to digitize a portion of The New School’s archive, to be used in a Spring 2012 ULEC course on the history of The New School.

Anne Gaines, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of SPACE, Parsons, and Cynthia Lawson, Assistant Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons.  A grant of $9,000 will support the development of an on-line and in-print platform for portfolio creation that challenges the standard notion of visual documentation, and allows student users to present a comprehensive representation of their learning experience.

Andrea Geyer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons, and Jackie Brookner, Part Time Associate Teaching Professor, Parsons. A grant of $8,000 will support the launch of a fine arts ecological literacy lab, “Entangled in the Eco-Social Network,” which will equip students with resources to hone their skills as socially, politically and ecologically engaged artists.

Timothy Pachirat, Assistant Professor of Politics, NSSR, and Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Education Studies and Anthropology, NSSR. A grant of $7,000 will support the creation of an experimental learning civic engagement course that will expand The New School’s existing three-week winter study in Siem Reap, Cambodia into an eight-week summer course that seeks to address structural problems in Cambodia.

Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies, NSPE, and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs, NSPE. A grant of $5,000 will facilitate the application of case-based pedagogy to international affairs by creating an on-line repository of international affairs cases, and developing case dossiers for the fall 2011 Food, Global Trade, and Development course.

John Reed, Adjunct Professor, NSPE, and Jeffrey Stanley, Adjunct Professor, NSPE. A grant of $6,000 will support a multi-platform, multimedia event, Andy Warhol Lives, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death.

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