Here’s a snapshot of my recent work in faculty development at the University of Michigan:
- During summer 2021, I helped produce training materials and a video for new instructor orientation with my colleagues at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). Focusing on active learning, inclusive teaching, and facilitating discussions, I draw on my experience as a New Instructor Orientation Facilitator since 2019.
- During the 2020-21 academic year, I served as an inaugural member of CRLT’s Workshop Development Program, in which I participated in a community of practice focused on workshop development and facilitation. We conceived and implemented interactive online learning environment, programs, and workshops to train other consultants and CRLT staff in designing and running workshops.
- In the summer of 2020 and in response to the switch to online teaching due to Covid-19, I co-founded and served on CRLT’s Graduate Student Instructor Advisory Group for Remote Teaching. I assessed and reformulated our consulting program goals, communication, and services for better support faculty transition to remote, hybrid, and online teaching and ensure student success in a new learning environment. I spearheaded the creation of an Online and Remote Teaching Bibliography, in which I researched and annotated dozens of the latest resources and articles on remote teaching and put together easy-to-use teaching toolkits to train faculty.
- For several years, I have been a Graduate Student Mentor and Dissertation Writing Workshop Leader for my fellow PhD candidates. In these roles, I trained new instructors in the best practices of collegiate teaching, with a particular focus on flipped classrooms, active learning, and inclusive teaching, while also supporting their professional development as researchers by facilitating discussions of their work and providing assistance with revisions and editing.
- Since 2019, I have designed and facilitated numerous original workshops for faculty and staff on topics such as transitioning from online to in-person teaching post-Covid, screencasting, learning management systems like Canvas, workshop design, teaching digital media technologies, and student collaboration, among others.