Teaching Consultations

All faculty members are welcome to book a one-on-one teaching “office hours” appointment with CTE staff members. Read below to learn about our areas of expertise. You can also learn more about our staff on our CTE Team, Adjunct Faculty Liaison and Faculty Fellows pages.

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Interim Director
Center for Teaching Excellence
 

Areas of expertise: 

  • Formative assessment
  • Fostering student collaboration
  • Integrating technology into lessons
  • Motivating students using principles of mindset
  • Promoting critical thinking in introductory courses
  • Simple rubrics
  • Teaching for equity
  • Writing in the STEM classroom
Johnson_Writing_Awards_17_edited_edited_Devon Moore
 
Associate Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Areas of expertise: 

  • working with language learners/linguistic minority students
     supporting underachieving students
  • Designing mid-semester student surveys
  • Creating/promoting workshops or instructor resources
  • Grading writing assignments
  • Structuring an online course
  • Running effective discussion forums
  • Engaging students
  • Document design
  • Syllabus design
  • Basic video editing
  • Slide design (Powerpoint, Google Slides Canva)

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Director of Faculty Support Services
Center for Teaching Excellence

Areas of expertise:

  • Faculty Success
  • Banner Student
  • Degree Audit
  • Argos Reports
  • MS Teams – Meet with students, work in teams, create content, and share resources in Office 365
image%20(2)_edited.jpgDanielle Cooper
 
Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor • Criminal Justice

Areas of expertise:

  • Designing Assignments with Students
  • Supporting Historically Underserved Students
  • Collaborating with Community Partners
  • Engaging through Contemplative and Restorative Practices
  • Learning through Play (Ludology)
  • Mapping Assessments to Outcomes 
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Houssein El Turkey

Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor • Math

Areas of expertise:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning in STEM Classrooms (e.g., in-class worksheets, pre-class readings/tasks)
  • Curriculum development (e.g., new course/program proposals, Student Learning Outcomes)
  • Designing tasks to foster creativity in STEM classrooms
  • Pedagogical actions to foster creativity in STEM classrooms
  • Designing reflective assignments (developing prompts for reflective assignments and students’ autobiographies)
  • Designing Mid-semester Student Surveys

image%20(4)_edited.jpgMehdi Mekni

Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor •  Computer Science

Areas of expertise:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning in the STEM classroom
  • Curriculum development
  • Designing Tasks to foster creativity in STEM classrooms
  • Pedagogical Actions to promote creativity in STEM classroom

Martha Dumas

Adjunct Faculty Liaison
Practitioner in Residence • English

Areas of expertise:

  • Using Hypothesis for digital collaborative annotation 
  • Teaching with Wikipedia 
  • Providing effective feedback 
  • Creating low-stakes assignments 
  • Assessing written assignments 
  • Incorporating metacognition and student self-assessment 
  • Creating and using rubrics