Innovative Practices Spotlight

 

March 2021

Dr. Jessica Hughes, Assistant Professor

Communication & Theatre

Dr. Hughes is being recognized for curating open educational resources in her classes.

Read more about her experience here.

February 2021

Dr. Melissa Mullen Davis, Assistant professor

Chemistry

Dr. Mullen Davis is being recognized for her exceptional use of a widget to communicate zoom information to students in her Chemistry courses.

Read more about her experience here.

November 2020

Dr. Duane Hagelgans, Associate Professor

Earth Sciences

Dr. Hagelgans is being recognized for co-leading the Incident Management Team (IMT).

Read more about his experience here.

October 2020

Dr. Emily Baldys, Assistant Professor

English

Dr. Baldys is being recognized for her comparison of grades between classes that used open educational resources (OER) versus those that did not. 


Click here to read more about her experience with OER and her results.

September 2020

Dr. Ankur Nandedkar, Assistant Professor

Management & Marketing

 Dr. Nandedkar is being recognized for his involvement in the Disciplinary Collaborators for the Fall 2020 preparation sessions. This includes his pre-made videos now posted to the CAE multi-modal resources page, and his open office hours for faculty to join and ask pedagogy and teaching questions.

Click here to read more about his one teaching practice he discussed as part of his role as a Disciplinary collaborator.

February 2020

Dr. Jason Davis, Assistant professor, Dr. Janet josephson, associate professor & Dr. Susannah Boyle, assistant professor

Early, middle and exceptional education

Drs. Davis, Josephson & Boyle are being recognized for their collaborative instructional redesign of a course in the teacher education program.

Click here to learn more about their exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

December 2019

Professor Tatiana Pashkova-balkenhol

Mcnairy library and learning forum

Professor Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol is being recognized for her creation of a project called Research 2 Practice: Bridging the Research, Theory, and Practice Divide in an upper-level early childhood education course.

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

November 2019

Professor Heidi Leitzke

art and design

Professor Leitzke is being recognized for her work in support of the One Book initiative this year. Through her work with the Eckert Gallery, she created ways to offer informal education and interdisciplinary, co-curricular applications for this year’s One Book Homegoing.

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

October 2019

Dr. jennifer frank, assistant professor

Social work

Dr. Frank is being recognized for her exceptional use of experiential learning in her first year seminar course!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

September 2019

Dr. heather lehman, assistant professor

Biology

Dr. Lehman is being recognized for her exceptional use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in her Biology courses!

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May 2019

Dr. Lauren Kaiser, Assistant professor

psychology

Dr. Kaiser is being recognized for her exceptional use of micro-lessons and chunking in her Psychology courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

April 2019

Professor Brian Trout, Instructor

Accounting and Finance

Prof. Trout is being recognized for his exceptional use of case studies and scholarship of teaching and learning in his Accounting and Finance courses!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

March 2019

Dr. Christopher Stieha, Assistant Professor

Biology

Dr. Stieha is being recognized for his exceptional use of Open Textbooks in his Biology courses!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

February 2019

Dr. Robyn Davis, Associate Professor

History

Dr. Davis is being recognized for her exceptional use of Reacting to the Past lessons in her History courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

January 2019

Dr. Daniel Albert, Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Albert is being recognized for his exceptional use of Open Textbook in his Chemistry courses!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

December 2018

Dr. Brent Horton, Assistant Professor

Biology

Dr. Horton is being recognized for his exceptional use of the Biology Mentorship Program in the Biology department!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

November 2018

Dr. Alex Redcay, Assistant Professor

Social Work

Dr. Redcay is being recognized for her exceptional use of Open Textbooks in her Social Work courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

October 2018

Dr. Cynthia Taylor, associate professor

Mathematics

Dr. Taylor is being recognized for her exceptional use of active learning strategies in her Mathematics courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

April 2018

Dr. Leonora Foels, Associate Professor

Social work

Dr. Foels is being recognized for her exceptional use of interactive and collaborative technology in her Social Work courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom. 

February 2018

Dr. Justin Mando, Assistant Professor

English

Dr. Mando is being recognized for his exceptional use of the "Tiny Ecology Project" in his English courses!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

January 2018

Dr. Tyrone Washington, Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Dr. Washington is being recognized for his exceptional use of iClickers in his Mathematics courses!

Click here to learn more about his exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

October 2017

Dr. Ruth Davis, Professor

Nursing

Dr. Davis is being recognized for her exceptional use of MUVideos in her Women's Studies courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom.

September 2017

Dr. Lexi Hutto, Assistant Professor

Management and Marketing

Dr. Hutto is being recognized for her exceptional use of marketing competitions in her Marketing courses!

Click here to learn more about her exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

April 2017

Dr. Tracey Weis, Associate Professor & Professor Greg Szczyrbak, Assistant Professor

History & Library Departments

Dr. Weis and Prof. Szczyrbak are being recognized for their exceptional use of Wikipedia editing!

Click here to learn more about their exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

March 2017

Dr. Amber Nicole Pfannenstiel, Assistant Professor

English

Dr. Pfannenstiel is being recognized for her exceptional use of Twitter in her English courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Pfannenstiel's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

February 2017

Dr. Dominique Didier, Professor

Biology

Dr. Didier is being recognized for her exceptional use of MU Video in her Biology courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Didier's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

December 2016

Dr. Kathryn Allen, Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Allen is being recognized for her exceptional use of Plickers in her Chemistry courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Allen's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

November 2016

Dr. Lewis Shoemaker, Professor

Mathematics

Dr. Shoemaker is being recognized for his exceptional use of Smart Pens in his Mathematics courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Shoemaker's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

October 2016

Dr. Janet Josephson, Assistant Professor

Early, Middle and Exceptional Education

Dr. Josephson is being recognized for her exceptional use of video announcements in her Education courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Josephson's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

May 2016

Dr. Scott Warner, Associate Professor and Dr. Louise Manfredi, Assistant Professor

Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology

Dr. Warner and Dr. Manfredi are being recognized for their exceptional use of BlueJeans web conferencing service in their Applied Engineering, Safety, & Technology courses.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Warner and Dr. Manfredi's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

April 2016

Dr. Duane Hagelgans, Assistant Professor

Earth Science

Dr. Hagelgans is being recognized for his exceptional use of teaching online internationally in his Earth Science courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Hagelgans's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

March 2016

Dr. William Archibald, Assistant Professor

English

Dr. Archibald is being recognized for his exceptional use of leveraging technologies to build student engagement in his English courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Archibald's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

February 2016

Dr. Lisa Schreiber, Associate Professor

Communication & Theatre

Dr. Schreiber is being recognized for her exceptional use of IT Practices in her Communication and Theatre courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Schreiber’s exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

January 2016

Dr. Lesley Colabucci, Associate Professor

Early, Middle and Exceptional Education

Dr. Colabucci is being recognized for allowing her students the flexibility to use digital tools of their choice to complete assignments in her Education courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Colabucci’s exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

December 2015

Dr. Andrew Bland, Assistant Professor

Psychology

Dr. Bland is being recognized for his exceptional use of i-Clicker/Reef as a classroom response system in his Psychology courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Bland's exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

November 2015

Dr. Alex DeCaria, Professor

Meteorology

Dr. DeCaria is being recognized for his exceptional use of SMART software in his Meteorology courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. DeCaria’s exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…

October 2015

Dr. Steven Kennedy, Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Kennedy is being recognized for his exceptional use of Flipped Classrooms and Blended Classrooms in his Organic Chemistry courses!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kennedy’s exciting experience and to learn ways to incorporate innovative practices into your classroom…