Haynie honored with selection to direct UW System teaching project

UW-Green Bay Prof. Aeron Haynie learned Monday she has been appointed a co-director of this state’s signature faculty-development initiative: the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. Haynie and Cyndie Kernahan of UW-River Falls will head up the program, which is sponsored by OPID, the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development. The program affords an opportunity for early-career, untenured faculty (the Fellows) and experienced educators (the Scholars) to explore and model best practices in college teaching. By sharing such strategies statewide, the aim is to multiply the impact on student learning at each UW System institution. Haynie’s appointment as co-director is a one-year term, renewable up to five years. The co-directors, among other duties, collaborate with UW System staff in program planning, curriculum and implementation. Haynie will continue in her current role as a UW-Green Bay professor of Humanistic  Studies and director of this University’s own faculty-development initiative, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. UW-Green Bay was strongly influential in shaping development of the Teaching Scholars program, with former Profs. Fergus Hughes and Denise Scheberle taking lead roles in the early years.