Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ‘Anything But Sleepy’: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama Governor’s School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort

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Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for
PBL Project with Maastricht

Samford's Howard College of Arts and Sciences has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a joint problem-based learning [PBL] project with the University of Maastricht (Netherlands).

The grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education [FIPSE] is designed to support cooperative work between U.S. and European Community schools. With the grant, Samford faculty will be paired with Maastricht faculty to develop 16 interdisciplinary PBL problems.

Project director is Dr. David W. Chapman, Samford arts and sciences dean.

Sample problem topics from the first year include "Forms of Democracy," "Ethical Dilemmas" and "Problems of Political Integration."

Second-year topics will include "Mass Media and Culture" and "Visual Culture.'

The project is an outgrowth of Samfordís work in PBL funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 1998, Samford received a $1 million grant from Pew to explore the uses of PBL in undergraduate education. A follow-up grant of $750,000 in 1999 was awarded to support documentation and review of teaching using PBL course portfolios.

As part of the original Pew grant, five Samford faculty visited Maastricht in 1999, and three Maastricht faculty led a workshop at Samford later the same year. Wim Gijselaers of Maastricht was a keynote speaker at an international PBL conference hosted by Samford in the fall of 2000.