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NTLC celebrates faculty achievements and strives to offer programs that
nurture, inspire and encourage instructors. During 2012-13, the Center
offered the First Year Faculty Pilot Program, Infusing Diversity across
the Curriculum project, and the Universal Design project. Numerous
faculty were involved in each of these programs/projects and it is their
completion of these yearlong activities, individual and group project
outcomes, and their positive professional growth that we celebrate!
During 2013-14, nineteen faculty members completed the First Year Faculty Program by participating in the following sessions:
Congratulations to the following new faculty for completing the 2013-14 First Year Faculty Program: Kenan Baltaci, Markie Blumer, Jeff Boerner, Genesea Carter, Brent Dingle, Shaun Dudek, Dick Herling, Monika Herrmann, Emily Hines, Jerry Hui, Sunday Igoni, John Killingsworth, Brian Klinger, Daniel Krenzer, Chelsea Lovejoy, Mike Mensink, Jill Paetzold, Scott Paetold, Jennifer Reinke, Matthew Simoneau, and Cameron Weaver.
Renee Howarton (PI), Virginia Lea and Holly Teuber (Co-Investigators) are facilitating this year's expanded version of the Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum Project and kicked off the event with a workshop on August 20-21, 2014.
The NTLC celebrates those who completed the 2012-13 Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum project: Wan Bae (Mathematics), Julie Bates (Rehabilitation and Counseling), Mark Fenton (Business), Urs Haltinner (SOE), Glenda Jones (English & Philosophy), and Arthur Kneeland (Biology).
Funding for this program is provided by the Chancellor's Office and the UW-Stout Diversity Leadership Team. The project is facilitated by the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center.
During spring 2012, a team of students enrolled in Ellery Connell's 2D Game Design course developed a video game based on diversity/multicultural issues. Take the challenge, play the game! Click here!
Universal Design (UD) is a concept whose roots are grounded in three areas, design of physical environments (residential and commercial space), web development, and most recently, the field of teaching and learning. Its intent to create barrier-free environments is enabling today's teachers to apply universal design concepts in ways that support the needs of the widest range of learner differences. As classrooms become more diverse, application of UD principles creates more accessible curriculum.
In August 2012, the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, in collaboration with UW-Stout Online, hosted the Universal Design Summer Workshop. This workshop helped launch a multi-phase pilot program for faculty who sincerely wanted to learn more about effectively implementing universal design concepts into their courses. Funding for this project was provided by UW-Stout Online.
Participants engaged in a variety of activities including reading the book, Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice,
attending the Universal Design workshop, and meeting monthly during
fall to discuss and plan teaching and learning activities, as well as
assessment tools. They implemented universal design principles and activities into one of their courses during spring 2013, and disseminated project outcomes in a variety of venues including NTLC's MayDay Event. In addition, they met with Dr. Dave Edyburn (a nationally acclaimed UD expert from UW-Milwaukee) to obtain his feedback regarding ways to enhance their project and increase their understanding of Universal Design.
Congratulations to the following participants who completed this yearlong project:
Kevin Doll (Human Development & Family Studies), Joleen Hanson (English & Philosophy), Monika Herrmann (Technology), Mitch Ogden (English & Philosophy), and Diane Olson (Operations & Management).