Here’s a snapshot of my recent work in instructional design at Vassar College and the University of Michigan (UM):
- At Vassar College, I will be spearheading an initiative to decolonize and diversify the German Studies’ department’s curriculum, course offerings, and culture, including organizing and facilitating faculty workshops on equitable, inclusive, anti-racist, and queer pedagogy.
- As a Graduate Student Instructor Consultant (GSIC) focusing in instructional design at UM, I offered one-on-one consultations with instructors on all aspects of the teaching and learning process, including: course design, instructional technology, active learning, assessments and evaluations, classroom climate, and inclusive teaching, and others. Additionally, I conducted classroom observations and midterm student feedback evaluations to craft in-depth narrative reports that combine qualitative and quantitative data to inform an instructor about their pedagogical strengths and areas of improvement.
- I also served as an Instructional Technology GSIC at UM, consulting with instructors and running workshops about how to best incorporate and use digital media, instructional technologies, and online learning tools.
- In the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at UM, I served on the Curriculum Committee, where I collaborated with faculty and administration to assess, design, and implement departmental our curricular policies, course offerings, programs, and student success. Specifically, I helped spearhead the department’s turn toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, organizing and facilitating workshops on anti-racist pedagogy and inclusive teaching.
- In 2019, I earned my university’s Graduate Teaching Certificate, a four-year-long professional development program that, through several workshops and a semester-long seminar, trained in me the best practices of and latest innovations in collegiate-level teaching.