CU Denver 2012 Faculty Excellence Awards
This year’s Faculty Excellence awardees at CU Denver were recognized at the annual reception on September 7th. Participants were welcomed by Laura Goodwin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "Your contributions are awesome and inspiring." Provost Rod Nairn said this is "an event I really look forward to every year. We come together to honor faculty who've made outstanding contributions over the last year in teaching, research and creative activities, librarianship, faculty mentoring and service."
The Faculty Excellence Award honorees for 2012:
• Margarita Bianco, Excellence in Teaching
• Joan Bihun, Excellence in Teaching
• Zhiyong "Jason" Ren, Excellence in Research and Creative Work
• Charles Ferguson, Excellence in Service
• Ellen Metter, Excellence in Librarianship
• Kevin Rens, Excellence in Mentoring
View a complete list, including Anschutz Medical Campus honorees online.
Joni Dunlap Awarded Pearson Excellence in Online Teaching Award
Congratulations to Joni Dunlap, CFD Assistant Director for Teaching Effectiveness, who was recently chosen to receive the Pearson Excellence in Online Teaching (eOT) award. This award is presented to educators using the Pearson Learning Studio platform (formerly known as the Pearson eCollege platform) who demonstrate a significant commitment to quality in online education.
Joni Dunlap and her co-author Patrick Lowenthal are featured in the August/September, 2011 Teaching Professor. Highlights are presented from Tweeting the night away: Using Twitter to enhance social presence, published in the Journal of Information Systems Education (2009). Their article was a finalist for the 2011 Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award.
Reporting on the 2011 COLTT conference in Boulder, CU Connections include Joni and CAM colleague Storm Gloor in the August 17 issue. http://connections.cu.edu
The Center for Faculty Development was awarded a small FIPSE grant to create a series of case stories about faculty use of rubrics. In a year-long project, six faculty members participated in video taped interviews and class sessions. These faculty represent English, Geography & Environmental Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Health & Behavioral Sciences, and Visual Arts. Jessica Lance, CAM Instructor of Film & Video and videographer par excellent, created 34 video clips telling faculty stories of rubric use. These video cases, as well as other resources, can be viewed on the MERLOT ELIXR website.