Faculty Development Mini-Grants

Faculty Development Mini-Grants

Camtasia Project

Title III has purchased 75 copies of Camtasia Studio 7 for faculty use to develop improved approaches to capturing teaching materials to distribute to students. Camtasia is an excellent tool to use in you Hybrid and Blended courses to develop 'just in time learning' opportunities for students. 'Just-in-time learning' systems deliver learning materials to students when and where they need it. Used as a supplement for and as an addition to traditional classroom teaching, users can tap into Web-based tutorials, interactive CD-ROMs and other tools to zero in on just the information they need to solve problems, to review lesson materials, prepare for class, perform specific tasks or quickly update their skills and learning.

Use Camtasia to…

  • Record your screen to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, webpages, and more
  • Edit your screen recordings and camera video by cutting, splicing, and combining clips with the powerful, yet easy to use, video editor
  • Import camera video, music, photos, and more to truly enhance your screen recordings
  • Customize your screen recordings and videos with ready-to-use media themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts, and more
  • Create interactive videos with clickable links, table of contents, search, and more
  • Easily share videos that your viewers can watch anywhere, on nearly any device

Application for Conference Award

Faculty Development Mini-Grants (Word Document)

Conferences Awarded

All conferences were vetted to be sure there were adequate sessions on using technology for teaching and learning.

Dr. Carla A. Fagan

Department Chair; Assistant Professor of Social Work; B.S., City College of the State University of New York; M.S.W., Fordham University; Ph.D., Yeshiva University.

International Summer Institute – What the best College Teacher Do

Conference Review

Council on Undergraduate Research

Dr. Josiah Baker

Assistant Professor of Financial Economics; B.A., M.A.A.E., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
(Funded by Methodist University in support of the Title III Initiative)

GESS 2012 The Gulf Educational Supplies and Solution Exhibits

Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) 2013, 27th annual, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

Ms. Christina Beard

Director, Physician Assistant Program; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; B.H.S., Methodist College; M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska.

Directed Instruction on the use of technology in the Physician's Assistant Program with Dr. Evan Goldman

Dr. Kelly Walter Carney

Department Chair; Coordinator, English Education; Associate Professor of English; B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., Vanguard University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

2012 International Institute of SOTL Scholars and Mentors on the Ecology of Teaching and Learning Blog

Ms. Shelley Follett

Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S., University of Alberta; B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S.N., George Washington University


Ms. Kelly Thrift

Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Valdosta State University; M.S.N., Emory University

Ms. Audrey C. Hurley

Instructor of Information Science; Technical Services Librarian; B.A., Grove City College; M.L.I.S., Kent State University. E-Mail:

The International Journal of Arts and Science: Business and Economics Track

The SOTL Commons: A Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Conference Review

Dr. Sharon Kendrick

Director, Resort and Club Management; Assistant Professor of Business Administration; B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Touro University International.

Dr. Mark Kendrick

Assistant Professor of Marketing (2010); B.S., Methodist College; M.S., Thomas Edison State College; M.B.A., Ph.D., Northcentral University.

MBAA International and NAMS 48th Annual International Conference

Dr. Mary Kirchner

Professor of Accounting (2006); B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA

  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) Member
  • NCACPA Accounting Education Committee Member
  • Faculty Development in International Business

Courtney Mack

Instructional Services Librarian

Society of Cross Cultural Research 2012 Conference

Conference Review

Dr. James Marcin

Department Chair for Professional Programs; Nimocks Professor of Business (2009); Assistant Professor of Marketing (2010); B.S., Mansfield University; M.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; D.B.A., Argosy University.

Assessment New Context: New Cultures

Dr. Katharine Snyder

Department Chair, Professor of Psychology

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

Ms. Whitney Larrimore Strickland

Instructor of English; B.A., Methodist College; M.A., Fayetteville State University. E-Mail:

Computer and Writing Conference

Dr. P. Jennifer Rohrer-Walsh

Professor of English (2009); Co-Director, Honors Program; B.A., University of Illinois; M.Ed., Indiana University; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (Funded by Methodist University in support of the Title III Initiative)

Dr. Richard G. Walsh

Professor of Religion (1995); Co-Director, Honors Program. B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University. (Funded by Methodist University in support of the Title III Initiative)

Society of Biblical Literature International Convention

Ms. Kathryn L. Zybeck

Associate Professor of Information Science (2012); Systems/Reference Librarian. A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, M.S.I., University of Michigan.

Medical Library Association Annual Conference 2012


"The Story of the Exodus" Exhibition

“The Story of The Exodus,” a series of 24 lithographs by Marc Chagall, will be on display at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist...

Bullard-Templeton Lecture in Science & Religion

"So We Changed the Climate: What’s Happening and How Religious People Can Help" by Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton holds the Ingraham Chair at...

Easter Sunrise Service

Open to the Public; breakfast provided.