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2017 John P Ellbogen Summer Faculty Institute: May 22-25

21st Century Teaching

The 2017 John P Ellbogen Summer Faculty Institute was designed for mid to later career faculty (with 12 or more years of experience teaching in a full-time faculty/APL role). The four-day institute afforded faculty the opportunity to reflect on, reframe, and renew their teaching with a group of peers. It brought together teaching faculty and APLs from a variety of disciplines to reconnect with the excitement that originally led them into higher education teaching careers. Participants engaged in structured activities such as book discussions and workshops, as well as deep reflection and peer mentoring to guide them to re-energize and transform their vision for teaching.

Invited Facilitator - Catherine Ross

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    Catherine Ross has been working in higher education for 28 years as an instructor of Russian, English as a Second Language, and Linguistics courses, and has served as an administrator    of programs to support graduate teaching assistants and faculty in their teaching development. She received her Ph.D. in Russian and Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught at universities across the U.S.: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Delaware, University of Connecticut, as well as universities in Japan and Ukraine.

    She served as the associate director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Connecticut for 12 years before coming to Wake Forest University in 2010 as director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and is now the executive director of the newly expanded Wake Forest Teaching and Learning Collaborative. In 2011 she designed the first Graylyn Teaching Renewal Retreat for Advanced Career Faculty, and ran it for 5 years, serving 115 faculty from 19 colleges and universities. She has presented on the needs of mid and late career faculty nationally and in 2015 she published an article on this work, Teaching Renewal for Midcareer Faculty: Attending to the Whole Person. To Improve the Academy, 34: 270–289. doi: 10.1002/tia2.20023

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2017 Summer Faculty Institute Group Photo

2017 Participants

Steve Barrett, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jeasik Cho, Educational Studies
Todd Cornish, Vet Sciences
Kimberly Gustafson, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Alyson Hagy, Creative Writing
Cynthia Hartung, Psychology
Pam Langer, Molecular Biology
Cliff Marks, English
Donald McLeod, Ag & Applied Economics
Sreejayan Nair, Pharmacy
Mary Onysko, Pharmacy
Donal O'Toole, Vet Sciences
Nancy Peck, Mechanical Engineering
Kim Raska-Miller, Nursing
Treva Sprout Ahrenholtz, Family & Consumer Sciences
Joyce Stewart, English
Linda Williams, Nursing
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Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

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Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


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