Faculty Fellows Incorporate Technology into Classroom Learning

Dr. Neslihan Alp’s work as a Faculty Fellow will allow The Master of Science Program in Engineering Management , College of Engineering and Computer Science to be offered exclusively on the Web. Alp learned how to use advanced technological and multimedia tools, including how to organize the homepage and develop the necessary technological marketing tools for the project.

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty Fellows Program is open to full time tenure-track faculty members, selected to serve as mentors for other UTC faculty on the use of effective teaching and learning strategies. Specifically, Faculty Fellows learn to further their skills in instructional and curriculum design, assist in the development of skills with software tools to design meaningful integration of technology into the classroom, prepare and facilitate seminars for the UTC campus on issues and topics related to teaching, learning, and technology, provide support for activities in the CECA CCI Lab and the Walker Teaching Resource Center, and serve as visible models of technology integration and use in the curriculum.

"The goal of the program is to develop faculty experts in a variety of teaching, learning and technology topics and issues. The Fellows have done a lot of good work this year," according to Dr. Karen I. Adsit, Faculty Fellows Program director and the Director of the Walker Teaching Resource Center.

Faculty Fellow and UC Professor of Education Vicki Petzko chose to examine on-line surveys, learning how to design follow up surveys with students who complete specific courses, internships, or field experiences and exit interviews with graduate students.

Other Faculty Fellows include:

Vicki Smith, assistant professor of occupational therapy who has created a practical model creating a distance education curriculum that reflects a variety of teaching methods including traditional classroom, field site education, mentoring education process, and web-based courses.

Dr. Lauren Coulter, who decided to learn how to bring digital media into the English 122 class. This teaching tool will allow lively delivery of the course material and spark student creativity.

Professor of English Dr. Fran Bender has researched "Components that Make ‘Good’ Web Courses," and Dr. Ralph Anderson, Obear Professor of Human Services Management has been working on the topic "Designing Multimedia Simulations."

The Faculty Fellows program is funded by the UC Foundation, Academic Affairs, UTC Center of Excellence for Computer Applications and UTC Walker Teaching Resource Center.