The NAU Teaching Seminar
Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Professional Development Program
The NAU Teaching Seminars "Creating Significant Learning Experiences for Students in Gateway Classes (2008, 2009, and 2010)," and "Launching Student Success: Engaging Undergraduates in Disciplinary Ways of Thinking (2011 and 2012)," gave selected faculty the opportunity to participate in a focused examination of teaching and learning within the context of gateway classes.
Plans are underway for the next Seminar, “Collaborative Learning: Principles, Design, and Practices for Multiple Course Formats," to be held May 15 - 17, 2013. More information and application at Seminar.
The recommendations of the Task Force on the Freshman Year (2007-08) included (1) a recognition of the significant role that key university courses play in fostering student success in their initial years at NAU and (2) a commitment to support faculty working to enhance their teaching of these classes: "Programs are needed that better acquaint faculty with the characteristics of contemporary traditional-age college students and freshman at NAU and a range of pedagogical practices that can effectively engage freshman learners." The NAU Teaching Seminars respond to the recommendations of this Task Force.
2012 Teaching Seminar Participants
Individual Participants Drew Baumgartel, Mathematics and Statistics Lauren Berutich, First Year Seminar Liz Brauer, Electrical Engineering Carrie Brugger-Schorr, Geology Theresa Carlson, Cline Library Jacob Dolence, First Year Seminar Nora Dunbar, Psychology Erika Hess, Modern Languages Corina Kellner, Anthropology Astrid Klocke, Comparative Cultural Studies Michael Lerma, Politics and International Affairs Robert Neustadt, Modern Languages Alarick Reiboldt, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering Melissa Rhodes, Sociology & Social Work Kathe Shinham, Accounting John Tingerthal, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering Aaron Tresham, Mathematics and Statistics Heidi Wayment, PsychologyTeam Participants Criminal Justice - Alex Alvarez, Michael Costelloe, Rebecca Maniglia Psychology - Melissa Birkett, Meliksah Demir Mathematics and Statistics - Barbara Boschmans, Matt Fahy, Katie Louchart, Shanna Manny, Amy Rushall Academic Transition Programs - Betsy Buford, Rebecca Campbell Philosophy - Matt Goodwin, James Joiner, Stephen Lenhart, Jason Matteson First Year Seminar - John Doherty, Bruce Fox, Ro Haddon, Kevin Ketchner Biological Sciences - Pauline Entin, Michelle Lee W. A. Franke College of Business - Todd Johnson, Brandon Jones, Jeff Rhode Theatre - Kathleen McGeever, Jennifer Peterson Chemistry - Brandon Cruickshank, Jennifer Duis, Therese Myers e-Learning - Lorraine Elder, Wally Nolan, Ann Randall
2011 Teaching Seminar ParticipantsLinda Alexander, CommunicationCyndi Banks, Criminology and Criminal JusticeNatalie Cawood, Sociology and Social WorkChristina, Mathematics and StatisticsLaurie Dickson, PsychologyEck Doerry, Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceJohn Doherty, e-Learning CenterEthan Dolle, Physics and AstronomyDing Du, W. A. Franke College of Business, EconomicsNichole DuBal, Mathematics and StatisticsMargaret Dunfee, W. A. Franke College of Business, ManagementPam Foti, Geography, Planning, and RecreationBruce Fox, ForestryLauren Griffith, AnthropologyShannon Guerrero, Mathematics and StatisticsRosalinda Haddon, NursingTony Hascall, Chemistry and BiochemistryKevin Ketchner, Cline LibraryKatie Louchart, Mathematics and StatisticsDavid Nesheim, HistoryDaniela Penickova, Comparative Cultural StudiesJames Reed, Sociology and Social WorkAllen Reich, Hotel and Restaurant ManagementDonelle Ruwe, EnglishPriscilla Sanderson, Health Sciences and Applied Indigenous StudiesBlase Scarnati, First Year Seminar ProgramSusan Thomas, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction ManagementRobert Till, PsychologyKathleen Viskocil, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction ManagementAutumn von Flotow, Mathematics and Statistics
2010 Teaching Seminar ParticipantsChristine Arazan, Criminology and Criminal JusticeCyndi Banks, Criminology and Criminal JusticeTerence Blows, Mathematics and StatisticsJason Byrd, Cline LibraryMike Costelloe, Criminology and Criminal JusticeDing Du, W. A. Franke College of Business, EconomicsNichole DuBal, Mathematics and StatisticsPauline Entin, Biological SciencesBruce Fox, School of ForestryRosalinda Haddon, School of NursingSteven Jacobs, Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceMonika Keindl, Mathematics and StatisticsAstrid Klocke, Modern LanguagesEllen Larson, Health SciencesJames Leve, School of MusicErik Nielsen, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental SustainabilityDavid Pierotti, Biological SciencesLinda Robyn, Criminology and Criminal JusticeRandy Scott, Biological SciencesBarbara Sheeley, School of ArtKathe Shinham, W. A. Franke College of Business, AccountingStefan Sommer, Biological SciencesJenny Staskey, W. A. Franke College of Business, AccountingKatrina Taylor, Politics and International AffairsSusan Thomas, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction ManagementJonathan Torn, Electronic Media and Film
2009 Teaching Seminar ParticipantsBeverly Amer, Franke College of BusinessCyndi Banks, Criminology and Criminal JusticeNatalie Cawood, Sociology & Social WorkBill Cone, Franke College of Business, CIS AreaPauline Entin, Biological SciencesLisa Eutsey, School of CommunicationMatt Fahy, Mathematics and StatisticsLuis Fernandez, Criminology and Criminal JusticeKaren Haubensak, School of ForestryKerry Henrickson, Biological SciencesSarah Holcomb, Franke College of Business, AccountingRebecca Maniglia, Criminology and Criminal JusticeWillard Ott, Franke College of BusinessBrent Pohlmann, Mathematics and StatisticsReed Riner, AnthropologyKathee Rose, Cline LibraryBlase Scarnati, First Year Seminar ProgramTom Sheeley, School of MusicDiane Stearns, Chemistry & BiochemistryJessie VandenPlas, Chemistry & BiochemistryGioia Woods, Humanities, Arts, and Religion
2008 Teaching Seminar ParticipantsJack Barbera, Chemistry and BiochemistryR. Cruz Begay, Health SciencesBridget Bero, Environmental EngineeringConstantin Ciocanel, Mechanical EngineeringBrandon Cruickshank, Chemistry and BiochemistryJohn Eastwood, Franke College of BusinessSteven Funk, PsychologyJolie Graybill, Cline LibraryRichard Holloway, Biological SciencesShafiu Jibrin, Mathematics and StatisticsCorina Kellner, AnthropologyKatie Louchart, Mathematics and StatisticsLarry Mohrweis, Franke College of BusinessKiisa Nishikawa, Biological SciencesPeggy Pollak, Biological SciencesLinda Robyn, Criminology and Criminal JusticeAmy Rushall, Mathematics and StatisticsRobert Schehr, Criminology and Criminal JusticeSusan Thomas, Construction ManagementJon Torn, CommunicationArmando Trujillo, Hotel and Restaurant ManagementCatherine Ueckert, Biological SciencesHeidi Wayment, PsychologyEric Yordy, Franke College of Business
Resources from the 2009 SeminarDee Fink's presentation materials Karen Pugliesi - Contexts for Gateway Courses