June 13, 2019

Faculty and instructional staff participate in UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning

Jen Bird, Director of Student Development, showcased her research poster at the UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning.

Jen Bird, Director of Student Development, showcased her research poster at the UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning.

A group of 14 UW-Superior faculty and instructional staff recently presented at and/or attended the UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning. Sponsored by OPID, the Office of Professional and Instructional Development, the conference featured the theme The Joy of Teaching.

Those UW-Superior faculty and staff included: Dr. Tanzeem Ali (presenter), Dr. Steven Baule (presenter), and Staci Gilpin (presenter) of Teacher Education, Nathan Anderson of Natural Sciences, Yoshiko Shakal of Continuing Education, Dr. Rebecca Graetz and Delwin Wright (presenter) of Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, [NAME:SLACHANC] of Social Inquiry, Nathan LaCoursiere of Human Behavior, Justice & Diversity, Monte Stewart (presenter) of Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center, Cassie Brown of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Praopan Pratoomchat (presenter) of the School of Business & Economics, and Michael Merline of Information Technology.

Among the presenters, Jennifer Bird , Director of Student Development, showcased her research poster entitled “Professional Development Portfolios: Impact on Reframing and Articulating Student Employment as a Learning Experience.” Bird was selected to conduct this project through the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) program for 2018-19. Bird said, “I am the first non-instructional Academic Staff person at UW-Superior to become a WTFS.”

Two additional faculty and instructional staff members were selected for the WTFS program for the 2019-2020 academic year: Beth Austin of Communicating Arts and Dr. Shanna Nifoussi of Natural Sciences. As part of their participation, they each attended Faculty College, a three-day “intensive exploration of teaching, learning, and curricular issues,” also sponsored by the OPID Office of UW System at which their research projects will begin to take shape.

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