The Flourishing Academic

A blog for teacher-scholars published by the Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence

Celebrating Staff Achievements

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Erin Rentschler is the program manager here at Duquesne’s Center for Teaching Excellence. She is also one of the editors who participates in the review process for articles posted on The FlourishingErin Rentschler Academic.  Today we want to recognize and congratulate Erin on her receipt of the K Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for 2015! We know firsthand at CTE that Erin cares deeply about the faculty and TAs she serves and the students she teaches, and we’re thankful for her leadership. Stay tuned for a reflection on race and pedagogy by Erin – we will publish it on the site in March.

Here’s an excerpt from the DU Times article announcing her receipt of the award:

“Rentschler’s leadership style is based on respect and ethical principles, said Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, professor of English and Rentschler’s dissertation director, who nominated her for the award.  ‘One of Erin’s many strengths is her ability and desire to connect with others and to interact with them respectfully, including a keen attention to those who are disempowered,’ Michael said. ‘Her leadership style promotes cultural and racial sensitivity and an ethics of care that is clearly shown in her roles as a teacher, a mentor, an advisor and now program manager with the CTE.'”


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Founded in 1989 as a faculty initiative, the Center for Teaching Excellence helps faculty and graduate student teaching assistants excel as teacher-scholars deeply invested in their students’ learning. We believe that excellent teaching is an art that grows through scholarship, practice, reflection, and collaboration. Our approach at CTE is a personal one. We promote excellence in teaching by getting to know our faculty and TAs, learning from them, fostering their leadership, and bringing people together from across the University.

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