Current FlexLearning Fellows
Current FlexLearning Fellows
Funded through the Chancellor’s Office, FlexLearning Fellows program provides departments with a faculty-led opportunity to identify a path to flexible learning that reflects their unique contexts including their disciplinary focus, degree programs and students; and provides the participating faculty leaders with a faculty-centered learning community in which they can further their knowledge and skills of flexible pedagogy and, in turn, serve as leaders and models in their department and the university. The following faculty are the 2022-2023 FlexLearning Fellows:
Jordan Kanter and Robert Williams, assistant professors in the Department of Architecture, develop supplemental materials and learning opportunities to enhance the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program offered as part of the Master of Architecture program and exploring additional opportunities to enhance the professional practice curriculum across the degree programs within the Department of Architecture.
Lara Al-Hariri and Hans Mentzen, senior lecturers in the Department of Chemistry, will redesign two large enrollment undergraduate courses, General Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II, that are offered as service courses for a number of majors within the College of Natural Sciences and Engineering. The departmental goal is to enhance student success and degree progress by providing flexible learning opportunities for different types of learners as well as for students studying abroad or off-campus internships.
Wayne Burleson and Hossein Pishro-Nik, professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be supporting their department’s efforts to expand flexible learning opportunities, offer their masters degree program in a fully flexible format, build on existing industry partnerships, diversify enrollment and increase retention.
Stacy Giufre and Melina Masterson, senior lecturers in Italian Studies in the Department of Language, Literatures and Cultures, will be redesigning the courses within the elementary Italian language sequences. Undergraduate students majoring in Language, Literacy and Cultures often spend a semester studying abroad and many are also studying language as a double major or minor. Professors Giufre and Masterson will draw on their experiences within the fellowship to create an LLC Flex Learning group within to support other foreign language faculty in developing flexible language courses.
Jesse Rhodes and Alexander Theodoridis, professors in the Department of Political Science, will advance support the development of students’ professional skills and career readiness through the design of a fully flexible undergraduate certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research and engage other political sciences faculty in discussions around flexible learning through a series of “learning lunches”.