Hafner, Qian, and Rost Selected as TIDE Ambassadors
Three SPHHS faculty members are among the 10 UMass Amherst faculty selected by the Center for Teaching & Learning (CLT) as 2023-24 TIDE (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) Ambassadors Faculty Fellows. They are Florian Hafner (lecturer in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences), Jing Qian (associate professor in Biostatistics), and Gwyneth Rost (senior lecturer in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences).
This highly competitive program provides fellows with the opportunity to explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social and learning differences by adopting a strength-based, inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and learning grounded in the value of diversity.
Selected from a competitive field of applicants, the 2023-24 faculty cohort represents a wide range of disciplines and interests in advancing equity and inclusiveness on the UMass Amherst campus. As TIDE Ambassadors, they support the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts by sharing what they learn through the fellowship in their programs, departments or colleges and by supporting the CTL’s DEI programming.
Throughout the fellowship year, these faculty fellows will have the opportunity to learn new teaching strategies, new frameworks for course designs and collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines.
To learn more about the TIDE Ambassador program and how to support campus DEI efforts, visit http://www.umass.edu/ctl/.