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Peer Consulting - Who are the peer consultants?

Peer Consultants who are available to assist you are listed below.  The bullets relate to specific areas each Peer Consultant can help with.  If you need additional information please do not hesitate to contact the Center at 581-3472.

François Amar, Chemistry

  • Large class instruction
  • Active learning and technology
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Peer-group team learning
  • Working with undergraduates on research & teaching

Mark W. Anderson, Resource Economics and Policy, Coordinator, B.S. Program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

  • Team-based learning
  • General education outcomes assessment
  • Student values change in classroom
  • Rubrics for evaluating student work

Sandy Caron, Family Relations, Education and Human Development

  • Teaching large classes
  • Interactive exercises
  • Development of a syllabus
  • On-line courses
  • Clickers

Mac Gray, Civil Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering

  • Learning objectives
  • Cooperative learning
  • Web C/T

Mazie Hough, Women’s Studies and History

  • Classroom climate
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Discussion based learning
  • Small group discussion
  • Gender issues in the classroom

John Hwalek, Chemical Engineering

  • Group projects and team assessment
  • Active learning
  • Teaching first-year students
  • Mid-term assessment

Irving Kornfield, Marine Sciences; Biological Sciences

  • Engaging students in large science lectures
  • Altering presentations to adjust to student needs
  • University Teaching Council

Judy Kuhns-Hastings, Nursing

  • Lecture organization for classes up to 80 students
  • Course organization
  • Setting and maintaining expectations for student learning (course milieu)
  • Laboratory teaching for student experiential learning

Kristin Langellier, Communication & Journalism

  • Active learning
  • Classroom communication
  • “Climate” issues – Gender and other social markers and how they include/exclude people & how the classroom climate distributes talk and silence
  • Speaking across the curriculum
  • Uses of storytelling

Christa Schwintzer, Biological Sciences

  • Large classes (more than 100 students)
  • Constructing a syllabus
  • Constructing  exams
  • Team teaching

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