Course Releases

Faculty Course Release Grants awarded in 2018

Culpepper, Scott (Spring – 2018)

50% course reduction to work on a book titled “Safe for the Whole Family: The Ironic Relationship between Popular Christian Media and American Popular Culture”.

Eppinga, Robbin (Spring – 2018)

21% course reduction to work on a project titled “Compiling, editing and publishing curricula addressing pressing questions at the intersections of Science and Faith” and other related research and scholarly projects.

Foreman, Abby (Fall – 2018)

25% course reduction to develop research on contract-for-services welfare and the growth of program partnership opportunities.

Helming, Luralyn (Fall – 2018)

25% course reduction to develop, validate and utilize a scale assessing student motivation and to conduct qualitative research on relationship factors between students and instructors leading to high student motivation.

Henreckson, Davey (Spring 2018)

25% course reduction to continue work on his manuscript “The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought”.

Janssen, Mike (Fall – 2018)

25% course reduction to study the effects of pre-class web-based activities to motivate active learning in first- and second-year mathematics courses as part of an externally funded project.

Ploegstra, Jeff (Spring – 2018)

11.5% course reduction to work on a project titled “Exploring the Microbiome of Intermediate Wheatgrass” and related genetic research collaborations.

Roth, Donald (Fall – 2018)

25% course reduction to continue research and writing on a book manuscript titled “Narrative Metaphor and Discipleship”.

Visscher, Channon (Fall – 2018)

25% course reduction to participate in the “Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities Program” via Oxford University and the CCCU, as part of a partially externally funded project.