For Release April 17

Governor Announces 58 Teaching with Technology Awards for University

(Pierre)—Governor Bill Janklow announced today the names of the 58 state university faculty who will receive the Governor Janklow Awards for Teaching with Technology. The special awards are designed to help South Dakota public university faculty develop skills in using computer technology in their classroom instruction.

In January Governor Janklow created a special program to help the faculty at South Dakota’s six public universities redesign the courses they teach to use more computers and technology in their classrooms. The purpose of the grants is to enable professors to teach their students the applications of technology in their disciplines. The competitive awards were open to any full-time faculty member who submitted a proposal. One hundred twelve faculty members applied.

"We were very impressed with the proposals overall. Those faculty who won the awards show imagination in applying technology to instruction. College students today will enter a work world totally immersed in technology. We owe it to them to ensure that they are prepared to compete. The way to reach the students is to reach the faculty first," said Janklow.

Each grant award will consist of compensation for three months during the summer, much like faculty who teach summer school courses. Since faculty receive salaries only for the regular academic year, any summer employment is contracted separately. In addition, each faculty winner will receive support funds that can be used for travel, training, equipment, and software associated with the project. Any equipment or software purchased will remain the property of the state.

When creating the program, Janklow said the award winners would be expected to redesign their courses for computer-based technology instruction. As a result, their students will be able to use technology in tasks that they will encounter later in the workplace. He also expects that students will be evaluated using technology, the course will integrate materials using telecommunications, and the students and instructor will interact with one another using technology.

The awards were open to all full-time tenured faculty. Janklow said, "Because our future K-12 teachers often teach the way they were taught, it’s very important that our university professors integrate technology into their teaching."

Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director of the Board of Regents, worked with Governor Janklow in structuring the award program. Perry said, "Each state university has agreed to provide support staff to assist the faculty members who receive these awards. Further, the universities agree to include technology-oriented courses as a contribution when considering faculty promotions and salaries." The award winners will demonstrate their technology-based courses at a conference in the fall for all system faculty, according to Perry.

"The Board of Regents is very grateful to Governor Janklow for providing these additional resources to higher education faculty," said Regents President James O. Hansen. "We are just beginning to realize the educational opportunities available through the use of technology. The Regents expect these award winners to serve as campus leaders and mentors for other faculty as they adapt their own curriculum to make it more high tech."

A team of external reviewers from higher education evaluated all proposals. They rated the proposals for the awards and Janklow agreed with all of their recommendations.

USD Faculty


Wayne Bruning

Redesign of Library Media LIBM 365 at USD to Prepare Graduates for the Environment Found in the K-12 Workplace

Jose’ D. Flores

Implementation of Multivariable Calculus Using Technology

Harry S. Freeman

Using Multimedia Technology to Improve K-6 Instruction

Virginia Monroe

Using Technology to Bring the Child to Child Development

Roger R. Parsons

Mathematics Methods: Computers, Calculators, Classrooms

Frederick J. Peabody

Teaching Introductory Biology with Technology

Douglas A. Peterson

Virtual Laboratory and Simulated Computerized Consulting Practices for Industrial Psychology

Frank Schieber

Development of an Internet-Based Laboratory Curriculum: Improving the Skills of Psychology Faculty and Students

Susanne Skyrm

Midi Technology for Class Piano Music Major Sections

Rebecca G. Wahl

An Interactive Web Page for Mathematics Instruction

James A. Weisel

Redesigning Principles of Accounting: A Guided Learning, Competency Based Model

Nancy T. Zuercher

Redesign of Teaching Methods: English for Teachers


SDSU Faculty


Loye Romereim-Holmes

Technological Revisions for Professional Semester II

Lawrence E. Rogers

Using Technology with Prospective Teachers in the Social Studies Methods Course

Ron Utecht

Internet Tutoring and Data Access in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories


SDSM&T Faculty


Robert L. Corey

Development of a HPCNet Based, Multi-Use Teaching Tool for Remedial or Introductory Physics

Sidney G. Goss

The Teaching of Introduction to Sociology in a Creative Distance Format

Zbigniew J. Hladysz

Virtual Earth

Stanley M. Howard

Technology-Based Course Module in the Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

Roger W. Johnson

Blending Technologies for a Data-Driven Introductory Statistics Course

Bradford A. Morgan

Web Redesigning a Writing Course Required by All Universities, with Participation by Education Professors and English Teachers at South Dakota Universities and Schools:

A Project Centering on the High Priority Connection Network at SDSMT

William M. Roggenthen

Modular Delivery of Geophysical Techniques

Larry D. Stetler

Natural Science and Geology of the Black Hills, South Dakota


DSU Faculty


Mark Haas

Developing Technology for Instruction in On-Line Documentation

Lynette Molstad

Teaching with Technology: CSC105 Introduction to Computers

Louis W. Pape

The Teaching of Music Methods for Elementary Teachers

Vicki Sterling

Electronic Portfolio in Language Arts

Linda Venekamp

Virtual Campus School: Education Foundations 365 Integrating Computers into the Curriculum

Robert A. Warren

Elementary Science Methods Internet-based Interdisciplinary Multimedia Development


NSU Faculty


Mark Bartusis

The Study of History through Immersive Virtual Reality

Kathie Courtney

Elements of Health–Elements of Technology: A Powerful Partnership

Margaret J. Coxwell

Infusion of Technology into the Language Arts/Reading Methods Coursework

Andrzej Duszenko

Composition II for the Information Age

Gerald Ehli

Library Media 441 Instructional Technology for Elementary and Secondary Education

Ellen M. Englehart

Using Technology to Facilitate Assessment and Programming for Special Education

Craig Freed

Integrating Classroom Networking into Education Foundations 439: The Teaching Profession

Constance Geier

Electronic Assessment in Teacher Education

Marva Gellhaus

Adaptive Technology in Special Education

William E. Haigh

Using Technology in Mathematics Classes

William J. Hoar

Art Appreciation in a Computer-Based Classroom

Jeffrey Austin Jay

Integrating Technology within Science Methods for Teachers Courses

Susan Landon-Arnold

The Use of WebCT, PowerPoint and Case Studies in Environmental Biology

John S. Lockwood

Model Technological Music Education Learning Center

Arthur Marmorstein

Integrating Computer Technology in the Social Science Special Methods Class

Laureen V. Morley

Preparing Future Physical Educators for the Twenty-first Century

Dwayne W. Rehfeld

Chemistry Survey: A Model Computer-Based Course for Education Majors

Harold L. Sorknes

Integrating Technology into Elementary Education 342: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

Joyce A. Strand

Database and Spreadsheet Implementation Projects for Elementary Education Majors in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education

Xiao-lei Wang

Applying Computer-Based Multimedia Technology to ASSURE Effective Teaching and Learning: A Proposal to Redesign Educational Psychology 302


BHSU Faculty


John Alsup

Preparing Secondary Mathematics Teachers to Teach with Technology

David Calhoon

Methods of Early Childhood Education on the Internet

Derrick R. Lavoie

Integrating Technology with Science Teacher Education Courses

Rena Faye Norby

Building HyperMedia Instructional Presentations for Education Faculty and Students

Kristie L. Pearce

Reaching and Teaching Teachers with Online Interactive Learning

Shane K. Sarver

The Redesign of a Genetics Course to Facilitate Cooperative Learning & Distance Education

David S. Simpson

Grammar and Composition for the English Teacher

Sharon E. Strand

English 101 Written Communication Through the Internet

Darlene J. Swartz

Appropriate Technology for Early Childhood Majors

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