Mei-Yau Shih is Associate Director, The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development and Associate Professor, adjunct in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She leads the Midterm Assessment Process (MAP) Program and directs a number of internal teaching development grants. Dr. Shih also provide consultations to faculty members on pedagogical innovation and teaching technology integration in the classroom and has conducted a variety of assessments on teaching and instructional technology use for both online and regular classroom settings. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has given workshops in the areas of student-centered learning, active learning course design, syllabus construction, rubric design, design assignments that promote learning, effective use of instructional technology, and techniques of student-centered assessment.
Dr. Shih was named twice the Fulbright Specialist by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in 2010 and 2015 and was hosted by the Natinal Taiwan University in Taiwan and Fu-Dan University in China. As part of her awards, she keynoted and led workshops on teaching and e-learning at a national, multi-university conference for new faculty and teaching assistants. She has also offered professional consultation and assistance to faculty, faculty developers, and academic leaders at a range of universities in the USA, Taiwan and China.
She publishes widely in both English and Chinese in the areas of teaching strategies, technology applications, assessment development and active learning design. She translated the book: “Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present” by Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli into Chinese. (開創教師發展新紀元：學習過去，瞭解當下). She has taught college courses at undergraduate and graduate levels for the past 30 years. She co-developed and taught “Fundamentals of Faculty Development: Essential Knowledge and Skills for Evidence-Based Teaching" through UMass Online Education in summers 2018 and 2019.