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ITA 2016 Nominee: Debra Pitton and Amy Vizenor

This is one of a few interviews conducted by Lili Rothschild ‘17 with winners and previous nominees for the Gustavus Innovative Teaching Award. Nominations for this year’s awards should be emailed to innovate@gustavus.edu by November, 10th.  More details can be found at http://gustavus.edu/provost/faculty-l/attachments/innovate-award-rfp-2017.pdf Debra Pitton and Amy Vizenor, Department of Education, submitted an application for […]

Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) Available at Gustavus

Do you have a group or team project in your courses? Do you struggle with how to create student groups that work effectively? Wish you could easily and fairly integrate a peer evaluation? CATME is for you! CATME is a completely online-based tool that does two major tasks related to student groups:  allows you to […]

Introducing the 2016 Innovative Teaching Award Winners

Note: This is a repost from last academic year. Nominations for this year’s awards are due November 10th and should be emailed to innovate@gustavus.edu.  More details can be found at http://gustavus.edu/provost/faculty-l/attachments/innovate-award-rfp-2017.pdf  The selection committee for the 2015-2016 Innovative Teaching Award would like to thank all of the nominees for their applications. As the committee reviewed applications, […]

Pamela Conners: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Pamela Conners Assistant Professor in Communication Studies What classes do you regularly teach? Rhetorical Criticism, Community Advocacy and Social Change, Argumentation and Debate, Public Discourse, Contemporary Rhetoric What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received? Listen. You have as much to learn from your students as they do from you. Tell us about your favorite […]

Patricia Reeder: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Patricia Reeder Assistant Professor in Psychological Science What classes do you regularly teach? PSY100 General Psychology, PSY234 Child Development, PSY334 Adult Development, and PSY225 Research Methods II. What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received? “Be relevant.”  Some days I feel like it’s the most flexible-to-interpret and difficult-to-follow advice I’ve ever received. In Psychological Science, […]

Valerie Walker: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

  Valerie Walker Assistant Professor in Education What classes do you regularly teach? Literacy for the K-12 Teacher; Elementary Social Studies Methods; Elementary Language Arts Methods (and a summer gig called “Economics for the Elementary Teacher”) What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received? Don’t just assign students work–take responsibility for teaching them to go […]

Joel Carlin: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Joel Carlin Associate Professor in Biology and Co-chair (Student affairs) in Environmental Studies What classes do you regularly teach? FTS100 First Term Seminar: Pirates, Explorers, and Sea Monsters BIO101 Principles of Biology BIO102 Organismal Biology BIO383 Aquatic Biology BIO385 Evolutionary Biology What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received? Don’t teach your subject, because it’s too broad […]

Deb Pitton: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Deb Pitton Professor and Chair in Education What classes do you regularly teach? EDU 399, (Student Teaching Seminar) EDU 368 (AVID tutoring /practicum for secondary ed majors)  and Supervision of Student Teachers What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received?   Students learn more from doing than from hearing. Tell us about your favorite topic or course […]

Jill Locke: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Jill Locke Professor in Political Science and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies What classes do you regularly teach? POL 160: Political and Legal Thinking; POL/GWS 285: Sex, Power, and Politics; POL 275: The Promise of Political Freedom; POL 380: Feminist Political Thought; and POL 399: Senior Seminar, which I have most recently taught on the political theory of […]

Angelique Dwyer: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

Angelique Dwyer Assistant Professor in Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures; Spanish; LALACS; and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies What classes do you regularly teach? SPA-200 Crossing Borders, SPA-280 Social Analysis through Film and Literature in Spanish, SPA-320 From Latin America to Latinos in the U.S., and SPA-390 Through the Lens. Both SPA-200 and SPA-320 have community engagement components with […]