Completed RASI Projects
Fall 2014 Pilots
Geography 1020: Geography of Europe, the Americas and Australia - Dr. Christine Mathenge
- Students completed reading quizzes prior to class in order to improve student preparedness.
- Students acquired content from the 85-minute traditional lecture instead through three segments.
- Students assimilated content in one of the segments through small-group hands-on activities.
Geology 1041: Physical Geology Lab - Drs. Kallina Dunkle, Lindsay Szramek, and Richard Wheeler
- Students acquired content for one of the course units via 3-5 minute online videos.
- Students assimilated each unit's content via additional hands-on experiments.
Computer Science 3300: Introduction to Web Development - Dr. Leong Lee
- Students experienced 75% of the course as exposure to and reinforcement of essential programming concepts, such as variables, data types, operators, loops, arrays, control structures, and functions.
- Students had access to original online videos about web building and web programming.
Math 1110: Algebraic Problem Solving - Drs. Ramanjit Sahi, Tyler Turner, and John Nicholson
- Students acquired an interactive e-book that enhanced connections between content and real-world problems.
- Students encountered conceptual questions as homework to improve their conceptual understandings.
- Students had access to a graphing calculator tutorial to improve their confidence and skills.
Fall 2013 Pilots
Biology 2010: Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Dr. Gilbert Pitts and Dr. James Thompson
- Students experienced an additional mandatory 1-hour session with a Structured Learning Assistant.
Computer Science 1015: Introduction to Computer Programming - Dr. Yingbing Yu and Dr. Jiang Li
- Students experienced significantly revised programming assignments, quizzes, and exams.
- Students encountered computerized training tools with audio and visual resources.
- Students participated in online programming labs that deliver immediate feedback.
Education 2100: Foundations of Education - Dr. Jennie Preston-Sabin and Dr. Don Luck
- Students experienced self-paced learning modules in D2L and LiveText.
- Students faced expanded student-centered interaction during class time through the use of bring-your-own devices.
Geology 1041: Physical Geology Laboratory Online - Dr. Phyllis Camilleri and Dr. Jack Deibert
- Students completed a section of Physical Geology Lab that was entirely online.
- Students encountered video tutorials and lectures.
- Students attended to online maps.
- Students received rock and mineral samples in the mail.
Math 1530: Elements of Statistics - Dr. Ellen Smyth and Dr. James Sanders
- Students experienced a flipped classroom design by completing traditional classwork like watching lectures outside the classroom by watching videos and completed traditional homework activities in the classroom with a classroom response system.
Music 1030: Music Appreciation Online - Dr. Emily Crane and Dr. Ann Silverberg
- Students signed a Course Understanding Agreement.
- Students experienced more assignments, more discussions, group work, and individual project, as well as listening exercises.
Political Science 2040: Introduction to Public Policy - Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga
- Students encountered a hybrid format with a D2L multimedia and discussion component replacing one of the two class periods each week and the other class period reserved for content simulation and critical-thinking group activities.
Spring 2013 Pilots
Psychology 3100: Developmental Psychology - Dr. Paul Nicodemus
- Students encountered electronic study tools with video clips, an online testing component with practice tests, discussion questions for pre-class preparation, and in-depth discussions of theories and concepts instead of only lectures.
English 2030: Traditions in World Literature - Dr. Dwonna Goldstone and Dr. Dan Shea
- Students encountered a hybrid format with assignments that targeted lower-order thinking skills now confined to the online component to maximize engagement opportunities in face-to-face activities.
Spanish 1020: Elementary Spanish II - Dr. Miguel Ruiz and Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo
- Students earning lower than a C encountered a Student Learning Assistant in an extra hour of class time.
APSU 1000: Liberal Arts in University Life - Christina Chester-Fangman and Gina Garber
- Students acquired knowledge about information literacy through Camtasia videos.
- Students acquired additional knowledge about information literacy through podcasts.
- Students assimilated knowledge through the RefWorks Bibliographic System in D2L.
CHEM 1010/1011: Chemistry: Society and the Environment (and lab) - Dr. Meagan K. Mann
- Students encountered all new lecture- and math-based lab activities that improved the connection between lecture and lab and provided a more thorough math review.
MATH 1420: Structure of Mathematical Systems II - Dr. Ann Assad, Dr. Jackie Vogel, Ashley Whitehead, and Dr. Andy Wilson
- Students further developed journals initiated in a prerequisite course.
MATH 1710: College Algebra - Bonnie Hodge, Dr. Samuel Jator, and Dr. Nell Rayburn
- Students assimilated knowledge through an online homework system.
- In replacement of one hour of lecture, students worked in small groups.
PHIL 1030: Introduction to Philosophy - Dr. Jordy Rocheleau
- Students applied course concepts to popular movies.
- Students also learned through a new textbook that connects course concepts to movies.
SPAN 1010: Elementary Spanish I - Dr. Miguel Ruiz and Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo
- Students experienced more individual tutoring.
- Students performed exercises customized to each student's personal needs.
ENGL 1020 - Mercy Cannon
- Students encountered a flipped course through a hybrid format.
- Students had access to multimedia tutorials.
- Student had access to online learning modules.
- Students received immediate feedback through Turnit.com.
SOC 2010 - Tucker Brown
- Students experienced a hybrid format.
- The online component enabled students to learn through low-stakes repeatable quizzes.
BIOL 2300 - Chad Brooks
- Students participated in daily, low-impact i>clicker quizzes.
- Underperforming students prepared for exams with online remediation quizzes.
HHP 1250 - Marcy Maurer and Donna Dey
- Students attended high-occupancy classes for 2/3 of the instructional time and online labs for the remaining 1/3.
- Graduate Students oversaw half of the students during on-ground activities, assisted with student scheduling at the Foy Center, and provided one-on-one help during the online labs.
MATH 1410 - Ann Assad, Jackie Vogel, Andy Wilson, Mary Lou Witherspoon, and Ashley Stonecipher
- Students reflected on the relationships between course content and research in a journal that they are to keep for the duration of their studies in the program.
MATH 1810 - Ben Ntatin
- Students had access to multimedia tutorials.
- Students learned through dynamic instructional software.
- Students participated in weekly reflective exercises.
POLS 2010 - Marsha Lyle-Gonga
- Students experienced presentations that target multiple learning styles.
- Students learned through hands-on activities once a week.
- Students participated in group work.
- Students answered D2L discussion questions that require higher-order thinking skills.
- Students took online quizzes and examinations.
CSCO 1005 - Jim Vandergriff, Wei Ding, and Nancy Smithfield
- Students encountered a standardized course that targeted the objectives of all of the academic programs that the course services.
- Students learned through multimedia tutorials.
- Students designed, implemented, and analyzed spreadsheets and databases.
CSCI 1010 - Jim Vandergriff and Nancy Smithfield
- In addition to lecture, students experienced a web-based instructional environment.
- Students had access to video and audio tutorials.
- Students participated in hands-on exercises.
- Students took online assessments that provide immediate feedback.
MATH 1730 - Shirley Hagewood, Raman Sahi, Kirk Menser
- Students across sections encountered standardized content.
- Students dedicated one day each week to concept questions to improve higher-order thinking skills.
- Additionally, students learned through an online homework system that provided them with immediate feedback.
PSY 1010 - Charles Woods
- In lectures and discussions, students across sections experienced a common schedule of topics.
- Students had access to other instructors’ lectures.
- Additionally, students learned through software-guided tutorials that encouraged meta-cognition and provided immediate feedback.
COMM 2100 - Kathy Heuston, David Von Palko
- Students experienced more hands-on opportunities.
- Peer cohorts provided social learning opportunities.
- The course delivery also increased instructor-student contact.
BIOL 1110 - Karen Meisch, Chad Brooks
- In addition to lectures, students participated in smaller enrollment labs under the direction of graduate assistants to increase individualized attention.
- Both online and through i>clicker activities, students learned through low-impact, high-frequency quizzes.
- Underperforming students took mandatory online remediation quizzes.
BIOL 2010 - Gilbert Pitts, Cindy Taylor
- Students participated in i>clicker activities that promoted classroom engagement.
- Students also had access to Structured Learning Assistance under the direction of successful students from previous semesters who could bridge the faculty-student divide.
MATH 1530 - Matt Jones
- Students attended lectures twice each week and participated in smaller, computer-assisted activity sessions once each week which provided students with active-learning opportunities.
COMM 1010 - Mike Gotcher, Stacie Wilson Mumpower, Caroline Sawyer Downes
- Students participated in both large lectures and smaller classes with peer cohorts to enhance individualized attention and increase social learning opportunities.
- The course delivery included an online component, pre- and post-chapter quizzes, significant group work, and in-class activities that enabled students to apply concepts. The online component and quizzes provided students with active learning opportunities and immediate feedback. The group work offered social learning opportunities. The in-class activities gave students an opportunity to practice higher-order thinking skills in an active learning environment.
- A Public Speaking Lab provided students with additional active learning opportunities and one-on-one interaction.
HHP 1250 - Marcy Maurer, Blair Thornton
- The course provided an additional lab to increase active learning opportunities.
- Students took more quizzes in lieu of midterm and final exams so students could learn through their assessments and receive more feedback.
- A graduate assistant responded to student questions and monitored discussion boards to increase individualized attention.
CHEM 1110 - Carrie Brennan, Rebecca Jones, Robin Reed, Lisa Sullivan, Robyn Ritchie-Janetta
- Students had fewer but longer class periods.
- The course included an online homework system that increased the active learning opportunities and provided immediate feedback.
- The faculty created a newly standardized list of learning objectives.