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College Service Contributions

Persistence committee, April 2010 - current

  • Committee Chair since September 2012
  • Leads an interdisciplinary team of staff that evaluates, makes recommendations and creates actionable plans for retention efforts
  • Coordinates persistence research projects to gather student withdrawal
    information that informs persistence initiatives.
  • Collaborates with team in development and implementation of
    persistence initiatives.

Faculty workshop series, January 2012 - current
Co-facilitates a series of workshops for teachers of first-year courses to
raise sensitivity and effectiveness toward meeting the diverse needs of
first year students.

Workshop topics:

  • Understanding first-generation students and other at-risk populations
  • Raising sensitivity to the student experience: remembering what it was like.
  • Developing techniques to make it easier for students to approach faculty
  • Considering teaching philosophies that support first-year students
  • Challenging and engaging students with multiple skill levels in the classroom
  • Creative course collaboration experience
  • Helping Students Make Connections and Overcome Fears of Communication
  • Campus Resources
  • The First Year Student Life Cycle
  • What does it mean to be an effective teacher: Challenging personal teaching philosophies
  • Listen to the Students: student presentation and Q & A
  • Course Connections/Faculty Connections – Helping students understand the connections between courses
  • Using Learning and Teaching Assessments
  • Grading strategies that support learning

Faculty development committee, June 2010 - current

  • Contributes to development and delivery of faculty workshops.
  • Assists with new faculty orientation.
  • Provides eCompanion training to faculty.

Reading, writing, and speech across the curriculum taskforce, 2008

  • Collaborated with taskforce members to collectively investigate
    curriculum needs, develop best practices, and train faculty.

Technology committee 2005 - 2010

  • Advised committee of technology needs and reviewed budget proposals.