New cohort of faculty chosen for course by ACUE

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This is the third cohort participating in the Association of College and University Educators' course in effective teaching practices offered through the Office of Academic Affairs and implemented by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

A new cohort of 34 IUPUI faculty has been named to the Association of College and University Educators' course in effective teaching practices. Offered through the Office of Academic Affairs and implemented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the course is in alignment with Priority 1: The Success of our Students and Goal 1: Promote Undergraduate Student Learning and Success of the IUPUI Strategic Plan.

ACUE's course in effective teaching practices ensures that faculty learn about and implement approaches that improve engagement and persistence and promote deeper learning.

The class consists of 25 modules separated into five units of study:

  • Designing an Effective Course and Class.
  • Establishing a Productive Learning Environment.
  • Using Active Learning Techniques.
  • Promoting Higher Order Thinking.
  • Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning.

The course includes 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty view and reflect upon examples of faculty teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers.

Of the IUPUI faculty who have participated in the course, 100 percent reported that modules were helpful in refining teaching practice, and 92 percent found the content relevant to their work and said they would recommend the course to a colleague.

The 2020-21 cohort is as follows:

  • Patricia Snell Herzog, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
  • Emily Davis, School of Nursing.
  • Emily Murphy, Kelley School of Business.
  • Demetra Andrews, Kelley School of Business.
  • Lin Zheng, Kelley School of Business.
  • Melissa Nemeth, Kelley School of Business.
  • Kelly Van Busum, School of Science.
  • Marie Nguyen, School of Science.
  • Hongqiu Zhao, School of Science.
  • Edward Rhoads, School of Science.
  • Gina Londino-Smolar, School of Science.
  • Kevin Rand, School of Science.
  • Lasana D. Kazembe, School of Education.
  • Lamia Scherzinger, School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Michael Sprinkle, School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Geoffre Sherman, School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Mary Yoke, School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Annie Mahon, School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, IUPUC, Liberal Arts / English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • Chao-Chieh Yang, School of Dentistry.
  • Julie Stella, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Corinne Renguette, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Patricia L. Fox, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Chris Krull, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Elizabeth Kay Wager, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Katrenia Reed Hughes, School of Engineering and Technology.
  • Ran Chang, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Louie Zhu, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Saptarshi Purkayastha, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • John King, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Todd Shelton, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Rodney Smith, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Zeb Wood, School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Mathew A. Powers, School of Informatics and Computing.