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Graduate Student Spotlight: Alexis Gilmore

Ph.D. Student, Soil & Environmental Science

“I pursued the CIRTL associate certification where I learned some basics about using the education research to inform my teaching practices. I’m a teaching assistant for EF 437 and 438: Interdisciplinary Senior Design. This is a capstone course for engineering and business students where they work on teams to complete sponsored projects over the course of a year.  Using what I learned from FUEL, we are rethinking the course to create a set learning objectives that guide the learning activities students use in class. Focusing on our objectives for student learning is also helping us provide assessment feedback that is part of the learning process. This experience has helped me see how I can use my creativity and empirical research skills as a teacher to help students learn.”

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