Forty-three faculty just spent a week exploring ideas for incorporating engaged-learning strategies into their teaching at an institute designed and led by our “Project Active and Collaborative Communities” (Project ACC) faculty fellows.
Daily plenary and breakout sessions included numerous presentations such as “Active Teaching FUNdamentals,” “VoiceThread: Fad or Fab,” and “Turning Group Projects that Bomb into ‘The Bomb.’” Discussions covered techniques and strategies for building a classroom community, using Blackboard for assessment, flipped classrooms, and much more. Participants worked in teams to develop plans to pilot engaged-learning practices they will use in at least one of their fall courses.
Summer Institute participants and their departments were:
|D'Maris Allen-Mierl, biology
|Deborah Hanson, student development
|Suzanne Summers, history
|Regina Bohmfalk, veterinary technology||Sherry Heiden, anthropology||Dawn Tawwater, sociology|
|Karen Bolton, art||Sarah Jesser, ESOL||Kelly Stockstad, communication studies|
|Jill Bosché, English, student development||Christina Johansson, government||David Thornberry, art|
|Jackie Burns, sociology||Jennifer Lazare, biology, biotech||Yam Tolan, professional photography|
|Bill Cheek, chemistry||Ngoc Tram Le, math||Alan Turley, sociology|
|Jeff Chan, English||Debi Martin, English, business and technical communications||Rosa Vaca, student development|
|Carla Coleman, English||Susan Meigs, English||Amy Velchoff, student development|
|Azzurra Crispino, philosophy||Courtney Mlinar, library services||Catherine Wadbrook, English|
|Chris De La Ronde, psychology||Tammy Nettles, education instruction||Lynne Wiesman, ASL and interpreting|
|Jodi Denyszyn, student development||Femi Onabajo, computer science||Sarah Wilson, English, student development|
|Iris Diamond, economics||Cecilia Padilla-Lopez, student development||David Wolf, physics|
|Karen Eisman, English, student development||Tobin Quereau, student development||Marilyn Yale, government|
|Patty Gamboa, student development||Ali Salzmann, English|
|Kathie Goldsmith, business and technical communications||Patrick Schmidt, English|
Project ACC faculty fellows facilitated sessions and served as mentors to participants. These 14 full-time and adjunct faculty were selected last fall to spend four semesters researching, testing, and implementing engaged-learning practices. (See a list of current faculty fellows.)
As the photos below show, it was a spirited week! I want to thank the fellows for leading the institute and the participants for providing their expertise and enthusiasm. I also want to thank the Faculty Development and Instructional Services Offices for handling the logistics of the week.
Do you want to be a faculty fellow?
Full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to apply now to be a Project ACC fellow. View details and access an application on the Project ACC webpage. Applications are due September 1.Back to Top