Mei-Yau Shih

Position or Job Title
Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Phone Number
(413) 545-5172
Email Address
301 Goodell Building

I joined CTL as the Coordinator of Teaching Technologies in fall 1998 to direct the TEACHnology Fellowship Program. Over these years, I had coordinated other faculty-learning communities: GenEd, TBL, Online teaching and learning, and Multimodal Pilot program. I work closely with the director to plan, develop and implement campuswide teaching initiatives. I run the Flex and PMYR grants through CTL. I also conduct midterm assessment, provide faculty one-on-one consultations, and give workshops.

I am two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist Grants recipient (2010 and 2015). I have published many scholarly papers in both English and Chinese. I translated Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli’s book: Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present to Chinese: “開創教師發展新紀元:學習過去,瞭解當下.”

I created and taught a graduate course: Educational Web Design in 1999 to 2008. I taught the faculty freshmen seminar: Learning How to Learn in fall 2017 and 2019. I had also offered the online courses: Designing Assignments and Activities to Promote Learning, and Syllabus Construction. In 2017, I co-developed and co-taught the online certificate course: Fundamentals of Faculty Development: Essential Knowledge and Skills for Evidence-Based Teaching through UWW.

I have attended and presented at many national and international conferences. I was on the board directors of the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) in 2007-2013, and had chaired two annual conference-planning committees. I was the Core member of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) in 2014-2017. 


Referred Publications:

Vanasse, M. & Shih, M.Y. (2020). Implementing A Mid-Semester Assessment Process (MAP) In Your Course : Using Reflection to Help Reduce Faculty And Student Anxiety. NEFDC EXCHANG. 34 Summer/Fall 2020. 10—13.

Pociask, S. E., Gross, D. & Shih, M.Y. (2017). Does Team Formation Impact Student Performance, Effort and Attitudes in a College Course Employing Collaborative Learning? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 17 (3). 19-33.

Shih, M. Y. & Han, S. (2014). Embracing the Changing World : Incorporating Team-Based in An Upper Level General Education Course. NEFDC Exchange. 27, 3-4. Fall 2014.

Shih, M.Y. & Sorcinelli, M.D. (2007). Technology as a Catalyst for Senior Faculty Development. The Journal of Faculty Development, 21(1). January 2007.

Sorcinelli, M.D., Shih, M.Y., Ouellett, M., and Stewart, M. (2006). How Post-Tenure Review Can Support the Teaching Development of Senior Faculty. To Improve The Academy. 25, 280 – 297. Anker Publishing Company, Inc. Bolton, Massachusetts.

Debevec, K., Shih, M.Y., & Kashyap, V. (2006). Learning Preference and Performance in a Technology Integrated Classroom. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38(33). 293 – 308. Spring, 2006.

Sorcinelli, G., Shih, M.Y. (2006). Using Tablet PCs in Management Education to Facilitate a Student-Based, Interactive Learning Environment. In Dave A. Berque, Jane C. Prey, And Robert H. Reed (Eds.), The Impact Of Tablet PCs And Pen-based Technology On Education: Vignettes, Evaluations, And Future Directions. 171-178. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Shih, M.Y., Sorcinelli, G. (2003). A Portal Model for Interactive Learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 7(1). 287-292. Summer 2003.

Shih, M.Y., Sorcinelli, G. and Davis, M. (2003). Course Redesign: An Academic Portal Model for Interactive Learning For A Large Undergraduate Class. Chulalongkorn University Education Review. 9(2). 1 – 8. January, 2003.

Shih, M.Y. & Sorcinelli, M. D. (2000). TEACHnology: Linking Teaching and Technology in Faculty Development. In Kaplan, M., & Lieberman, D. (Eds.). To Improve The Academy. 19, 151 – 163. Anker Publishing Company, Inc. Bolton, Massachusetts.