CoS Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellowship

Please join the Center for Promoting the Inclusion and Equity in the Sciences (C-PIES) in congratulating Stephanie Reikes, Greg Mayer, and Bekki George for being selected as the recipients of the 2023-2024 CoS Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellowship!  Stephanie Reikes and Greg Mayer, from the School of Math, along with Bekki George from the School of Psychology, submitted an interdisciplinary application to create the “Open Course” database to support student success for students taking courses in mathematics and psychology.   

Their “Open Course” database aims to support student success in College Algebra, Precalculus, Multivariable Calculus and Introductory Statistical Methods by offering a set of courses that offer additional course content students can use to supplement their learning. These courses are pre-requisites for more advanced courses and have a combined enrollment of over 1000 students in fall semester alone. The set of courses being developed will be open to students to self-enroll at no cost and they will have access to curated course content, quizzes, and assessments.

This database will be beneficial to undergraduates enrolled in these courses, students in upper-level courses that use these classes as pre-requisites, and transfer students or students re-entering college after an extended time away.  

Dr. Bekki George has since left Georgia Tech to pursue other interests. Hi Shin Shim, who is a graduate student in the School of Psychology, has taken the lead on overseeing the development of the statistical methods portion of this project.  

This award is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Grant and Center for Promoting Inclusion and Equity in the Sciences (C-PIES). We are excited to support this new pedagogical approach to inclusive teaching.  

Congratulations again!