Our classrooms, laboratories, instructional web-sites, and other learning environments provide rich opportunities for research and inquiry. Our staff are happy to help you articulate research plans and identify potentially promising areas of research. We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you on sponsored research projects, papers, and presentations, and we might approach you to collaborate with us.
Representative examples of research collaborations:
- Dr. Danielson is collaborating with Dr. Bruce Christensen on a USDA-funded project to establish and evaluate the effectiveness of a new 4th year rotation in equine clinical skills. (2009)
- Our office is collaborating in the primary evaluation role on a FIPSE-funded project to share courses and electronic content among veterinary schools. The other institutions involved in the grant include the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, University of California-Davis, and Tufts. (2009)
- Several of us (Danielson and Preast) are collaborating with Drs. Holly Bender (BIRG) and Lesya Hassall (CELT), on a project funded by Echo360 to explore student and faculty perceptions of the use of lecture capture, as well as the impact of this technology on learning.
- Assessment office faculty and staff are collaborating with researchers led by Dr. Leslie Fox to improve and evaluate methods for teaching client interviewing skills to students in the fourth year.
- We have collaborated with Drs. Amanda Fales-Williams and others to develop and pilot a process for using an authentic task and peer assessment to evaluate learning of overall pathology skills in the curriculum.
- As a member of the Biomedical Informatics Research Group (BIRG, led by Dr. Holly Bender), Dr. Danielson led the instructional design and evaluation of the Diagnostic Pathfinder project, and continues to collaborate with Drs. Bender, Eric Mills and Pamela Vermeer, and others in novel applications of the Diagnostic Pathfinder, a tool that helps students learn diagnostic problem solving. As of the Fall of 2009, The Diagnostic Pathfinder is regularly used in Clinical Pathology instruction at six colleges of veterinary medicine in North America, with additional schools exploring its adoption both nationally and internationally.