CTE had a busy summer, but we’re thrilled that the academic year is underway. Here are just a few highlights of the exciting work we did over the summer:
- CTE hosted and participated in seven orientations for new faculty and graduate students. What a way to usher in the new year!
- Laurel Willingham-McLain prepared an article on CTE’s Near Peer Mentoring Exchange with colleagues from the School of Education using data from recent focus groups.
- Steve Hansen was busy as co-program chair for the upcoming conference of the POD Network.
- Erin Rentschler attended the Project-Based Learning Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts with faculty members from the history and English departments.
- CTE welcomed two new graduate students to our staff. Christina Frasher joined us as the new Instructional Consultant for Teaching Assistants and Nikki Klingler started as our Program Assistant. We couldn’t be happier to introduce them to you.
- We’ve been planning for the first Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium at Duquesne University on Friday, March 16, 2018. The symposium is a regional collaboration of colleges and universities with support from the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education and will feature a keynote address by James Lang, author of Small Teaching: Every Day Lessons from the Science of Learning (check out some of Lang’s writings for The Chronicle of Higher Education). Stayed tuned for more information, including a call for proposals.
We are thrilled to have the students and faculty back with us for what we hope will be an exciting year full of learning. The Flourishing Academic will soon feature new posts by CTE staff and members of the Duquesne community. If you’re interested in writing for us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out the Teaching and Learning Tips on our Duquesne website.