Category: Faculty

Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Christopher Born, PhD Assistant Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies BA, Valparaiso University MA, Washington University PhD, Washington University What is your educational/professional background? My love of learning foreign languages began at age five, when my mother gave me some audiobooks and learning tapes in French. I began studying German from age 8-15. Despite being …

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Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, Students as Partners in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is found in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJ-SOTL). The essay, written by Kevin M. Bonney, examines how faculty might “engage undergraduate students in SoTL research-based learning…” According to its website, IJ-SOTL is published by the Centers …

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Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Dr. Ashley Scism, DNP, FNP-BC Assistant Professor of Nursing BS, Nursing, Treveca Nazarene University DNP, Belmont University What is your educational/professional background? I have been a Registered Nurse for almost 7 years with experience in various specialties including medical/surgical nursing, urology/gyn, and women’s health. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I managed patients primarily with Endocrine …

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Resource of the Month

December’s resource, Making Meaning from Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs): Seeing Beyond Our Own Horizons, is found in Teaching and Learning Inquiry (TLI). The article, written by Carina Jia Yan Zhu, Diana White, Janet Rankin, and Christina Jean Davison, examines how faculty members make sense of student evaluations.  According to its website, TLI “publishes insightful …

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Resource of the Month

Instead of focusing on a particular journal article this month, November’s Resource of the Month is another online teaching and learning resource. The Scholarly Teacher Blog, which is associated with the International Teaching Learning Cooperate (ITLC), invites readers to “purposefully pause, think critically, reflect on your teaching and your students’ learning.” Recent posts have focused …

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Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Alexis Lee Faculty Fellow, School of Music The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music Boston University, Doctorate of Musical Arts What is your educational/professional background? I started playing the piano at age five, and cello at age eleven. Since then I have dedicated 20 years of my life practicing …

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