Inaugural Teaching Academy fellows announced

Inaugural Teaching Academy fellows announced

The College of Arts and Sciences is launching a Teaching Academy and has chosen four fellows as the inaugural class, which will begin in fall 2017.

The first Teaching Academy fellows are: Wayne Babchuk, assistant professor of practice of anthropology; Debbie Minter, associate professor of English; Leen-Kiat Soh, professor of computer science and engineering; and Manda Williamson, assistant professor of practice in psychology.

The new initiative engages arts and sciences faculty in local, national and international conversations about essential issues in higher education, develops teaching expertise across the disciplines and at all levels of learning, and recognizes and rewards exceptional teachers. Each fellow will serve for three years, with a new class of four fellows announced annually.

Fellows will lead interactive teaching workshops, serve as teaching mentors to peers, organize Teaching Academy symposia on emerging campus and national issues related to undergraduate education, and attend meetings for fellows. The fellows will have the opportunity to visit peer institutions to explore pedagogical approaches and publish research in their areas of expertise.

For more information on the Teaching Academy, click here.