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2018 Faculty Fellows

TLI’s Teaching & Learning Innovation Summer Institute 2018 offered a selected group of faculty members the opportunity to learn how to incorporate experiential learning or evidence-based teaching strategies into a course that they teach. After the Institute, they received awards ($3,500 per faculty member) to redesign their course to fit the requirements of experiential learning or evidenced-based teaching.

Below, you will find this year’s 2018 Faculty Fellows for both experiential learning and evidence-based teaching, as well as the chosen course they plan to redesign as a result of the Institute. We would like to thank these faculty members for ensuring quality educational opportunities for students at UT Knoxville. We would also like to thank the following campus partners for their presentations and contributions to the 2018 TLISI: Student Disability ServicesOffice of Equity & DiversityUT LibrariesOffice of Information Technologies, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Jae Resendes
College of Arts & Sciences | Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Course Redesign: SPAN 233 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish Medical (simulations, gaming, role-playing)

Melanie Faizer
College of Communication & Information | Journalism & Electronic Media
Course Redesign: JREM 350 – Digital Journalism (field work)

Erin Smith
College of Arts & Sciences | English
Course Redesign: ENGL 255 – Public Writing (service-learning)

Amadou Sall
College of Arts & Sciences | Africana Studies
Course Redesign: AFST 235 – Introduction to African Studies (service-learning)

J.L. Tomlin
College of Arts & Sciences | History
Course Redesign: HIST 262 – World History II (simulations, gaming, role-playing)

Laurent Zunino
College of Arts & Sciences | Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Course Redesign: FREN 212 – Intermediate French II (simulations, gaming, role-playing; student teaching)

Lauren Cunningham
Haslam College of Business | Accounting & Information Management 
Course Redesign: ACCT 518 – Corporate Governance & Professional Standards

Moonhee Cho
College of Communication & Information| Advertising & Public Relations
Course Redesign: PBRL 470 – Public Relations Campaigns (service-learning)

Susan Steckel
College of Social Work | MSSW Online & Nashville Programs 
Course Redesign: SW 539: Leadership Skills and Knowledge for Advanced Social Work (simulations, gaming, role-playing)

Caela O’Connell
College of Arts & Sciences| Anthropology
Course Redesign: ANTH 415 – Environmental Anthropology (field work; service-learning; undergraduate research)

Jeffrey Graham
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences| Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
Course Redesign: RSM 340 – Financial Aspects of Sport (simulations, gaming, role-playing)

Millie Gimmel
College of Arts & Sciences | Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Course Redesign: SPAN 494S – Spanish Community Service Practicum (service-learning; volunteering)

Randy Small
College of Arts & Sciences | Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Course Redesign: BIO 150 – Organismal & Ecological Biology

Ryan Windeknecht
College of Arts & Sciences | Philosophy
Course Redesign: PHIL 244 – Professional Responsibility

Kimberly Sims
Haslam College of Business | Economics
Course Redesign: ECON 211 – Principles of Microeconomics

Carrie Sheffield
College of Arts & Sciences | English
Course Redesign: ENG 255 – Public Writing

Steve Skutnik
Tickle College of Engineering | Nuclear Engineering
Course Redesign: NE 402 – Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

B. Alejandra Galindo
College of Arts & Sciences | Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Course Redesign: SPAN 300: Transition Composition and Grammar Through Reading

Sara Hanrahan
Tickle College of Engineering | Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomed Engineering
Course Redesign: BME 409 – Cell and Tissue Engineering

Alex Feldt
College of Arts & Sciences | Philosophy
Course Redesign: PHIL 345 – Bioethics

Elodie Dabbagh-Buehler
College of Arts & Sciences | Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Course Redesign: ARABIC 121: Elementary Modern Arabic I

Heejin (Jeanie) Lim
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences | Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism Management
Course Redesign: RCS 225 – Fashion & Culture

Jedediah Blanton
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences | Kinesiology & Recreation
Course Redesign: KNS 380 – Psychology of Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior

Robin Anderson
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences | Child & Family Studies
Course Redesign: Child & Family Studies 240 – Human Development

Jeneva Clark
College of Arts & Sciences | Mathematics
Course Redesign: Math 113 – Mathematical Reasoning

April Conner
College of Arts & Sciences | Mathematics
Course Redesign: Math 123: Finite Mathematics

Kelsey Ellis
College of Arts & Sciences | Geography
Course Redesign: GEOG 131/137 – Weather, Climate, and Climate Change

During the 2018 TLISI, three faculty members provided their expertise and mentored the 2018 Faculty Fellows. A special thank you to the following faculty members for their significant contributions to the TLISI:

Marina Maccari-Clayton
College of Arts & Sciences | History

Stefanie Benjamin
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences | Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Susan Henley Hébert
College of Nursing

 

 

 

 

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