The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program are proud to announce the names of eight individuals selected to be 2014-15 Teaching Scholars. They are UW-Green Bay faculty members Sawa Senzaki, Human Development; Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs; JP Leary, Humanistic Studies/ First Nations Studies; Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies; Francis Akakpo, Social Work; and Jon Shelton, Democracy and Justice Studies. Also participating, courtesy of a UW-Green Bay partner institution, Bellin College, is Sherri Hanrahan. Joining the Teaching Scholars in her capacity as Instructional Design Coordinator is Joanne Dolan, who was appointed by CATL Director Jennifer Lanter. Each scholar will investigate a teaching issue and present his or her findings to the campus. Co-directors of the program, Associate Profs. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development and Psychology), note that numerous applications were received. The program, originated as part of the UW System’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program, invites participation by early-and mid-career faculty members and gives them opportunities to enhance teaching and learning through research, collaboration and reflection.
Members of the campus community are invited to sit in when candidates for the newly created Coordinator for Instructional Design Services position give on-campus presentations next week. Linda Briggs-Dineen will present on Monday (Sept. 26), Alan Hackbarth on Tuesday (Sept. 27), and Caryl Bender on Wednesday (Sept. 28). Each of the presentations will run from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in MAC-137. Presentations will address the issues of dispelling myths about online learning and how the university might make use of mobile technology for instruction.