Institute Fellows Awarded Course Development Grants

April 27, 2009

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The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns has awarded course development grants to four Fellows of the Institute for Eductaional Initiatives (IEI).

Tamo Chattopadhay, a Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar for IEI, won a Community-Based Course Development Grant that combines experiential learning and action research. Dr. Chattopadhay, a native of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, has conceptualized a course entitled "India Education Action Research Seminar.” Built upon Dr. Chattopadhay’s teaching and research foundations, including educational interventions and policies toward socio-economically disadvantaged children, the course will be taught in collaboration with one of India’s leading educators, Sister Cyril Mooney, Principal of Loreto Day School in Kolkata.

Anthony Holter and James M. Frabutt, faculty members in the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, Alliance for Catholic Education, also received won a Course Development Grant for a one-credit graduate course (“Leadership in Catholic Schools IV: Change Agents in Schools”) that focuses on data-driven inquiry and decision-making in Catholic schools, and its broad-based dissemination.

F. Clark Power and Kristin Sheehan, who direct the Play Like a Champion program, won a Ganey Community-Based Research Mini-Grant for a project called "Reaching Out to Urban Adolescents through Sports.” This project is a collaboration with the South Bend Police Department and the Notre Dame Athletic Department. A team of about 10 Notre Dame students and student-athletes will serve as participant researchers coaching and mentoring approximately 100 youth.