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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.
- PGIA eligibility and selection criteria: Presidential Grant-in-Aid
- PGIA application form: Application Form
- Quarterly submission deadlines:
- May 29, for activity period July – September
- September 4, for activity period October – December
- November 13, for activity period January – March
- February 26, for activity period April – June
- Questions? Email Dr. Brian Rowe, Chair, PGIA Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
FY 2017/18 GRANT SUMMARIES
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.
Research and Professional Development in Teaching
Theatre & Dance
Ms. Harker traveled 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Master Class in Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers
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 film work. 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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