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The Alumnae Award for Curriculum Development

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development was founded in 2014.  It is intended to support faculty work over the summer to develop new course materials, new courses, or new modes of teaching (including online courses or online education), that will enhance INNOVATION in our undergraduate curriculum.

The recipient of each Curriculum Development Award will have the opportunity to address a meeting of the Board of Directors of The Alumnae of Northwestern University. In addition, Provost Linzer will recognize recipients of the Curriculum Awards at the annual luncheon he hosts for all current recipients of awards established by the Alumnae of Northwestern University.

The application period for summer 2016 awards is closed. Applications for awards for the summer of 2017 will be due in January of 2017, and should be submitted electronically to Celina Flowers, Director, Academic Administration, in the Office of the Provost ( ).

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients

Mary Weismantel

Mary Weismantel

Professor of Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

"Art of the Ancient Americas"
Her proposal, "Art of the Ancient Americas," will introduce students to the deep cultural heritage of the Americas through their connection to modern art and architecture, in addition to allowing them to conntect with an image-based syllabus rather than relying mainly on text.

She is eager to respond to student requests for Native American/indigenous studies courses. She also is hopeful that her class will “validate the cultural heritage of many of our students of color, and (give) students from European, Asian and other backgrounds a basic familiarity with Latino, Latin American and Native American culture and history.”

Ryan Dohoney

Ryan Dohoney

Assistant Professor of Musicology, Bienen School of Music

"Experimental Music in Theory and Practice"

His proposal, "Experimental Music in Theory and Practice," will help students to discover U.S. and European experimental traditions in music as both scholars and performers, allowing them to learn from Chicago's contemporary musical community and from archived works in Northwestern's Deering Library.

Dohoney has noticed a shift in the current musical landscape. He hopes that his new course will help build a sustainable curriculum that supports the vision of the Bienen Institute for New Music, in addition to helping build a foundation for students' future musical ventures.

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