Three new faculty fellows joined CTL! All are accomplished veterans in the UNC Charlotte teaching community, and are now offering workshops and consultations on the topics described in their bios below and other pedagogy topics. Please join us welcoming them and feel free to contact them for consultations.
Kim Buch, an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist in the Psychology Department, will serve as Faculty Fellow for 2013-15. Her research is in the area of organizational and institutional change programs and their effects on individual behaviors and attitudes and on organizational structure and culture. This includes institutional and pedagogical interventions targeting student learning outcomes, about which she has published extensively. Kim has experience, as both practitioner and researcher, in SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) and will contribute to the Center’s SoTL mission by supporting its grants program, providing consultations and workshops to faculty interested in SoTL work, and disseminating campus SoTL research. In addition, Kim will offer workshops and consultations on service learning, about which she has considerable interest and experience.
Coral Wayland joins CTL as a faculty fellow for 2013-2015. She holds appointments in the Anthropology Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She is an alumna of the Top 40 Learning Academy and other CTL summer institutes. These experiences fostered Coral’s interest in large course redesign to include more active and collaborative learning, both during face-to-face class time and online. She provides workshops for faculty, graduate students, and individual consultations. Coral is also teaching a "Prospect for Success" course, which is part of the university's QEP, and will be working with other Prospect faculty on professional development ideas.
Tracy Rock, from the College of Education, began working with CTL in the spring of 2013 and will continue on as a faculty fellow through 2015. Her main interests are providing professional development for faculty addressing pedagogy, instructional design, and other topics that impact student learning and faculty satisfaction with their courses. She also leads the peer observation program for CTL, which emphasizes partnering with faculty on giving feedback about teaching outside of the formal evaluation process. In addition, Tracy works with doctoral students who are interested in teaching, both informally and formally, including the Teaching Program for Doctoral Students.
33 electronic access titles assigned as textbooks from the library.
These are scholarly titles being used on campus as textbooks that might meet your needs. They are available electronically to the campus community without limitations on simultaneous users, and without additional cost to anyone. They can be downloaded ( a chapter at a time) for use by our students and faculty. They should not be distributed beyond the UNCC campus community as that could lead to loss of access to them by the whole campus. The books are segmented by chapter as pdf files and have been funded for library purchase by Academic Affairs and Business Affairs as part of a larger purchase of scholarly ebooks permitting multiple users to access the titles. Textbooks are generally not sold for campus wide access by commercial publishers, so these titles represent a unique opportunity. We will provide earlier notice to the campus of similar titles for Spring semester.
If you have any problems accessing any of these titles please contact the library.