Faculty Spotlight: Natalie Voigt on Using Case-Based Learning to Increase Student Critical Thinking in Nursing Education
Natalie Voigt is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Masters Direct Entry Nursing program at CUIMC. The MDE program is a rigorous 15 month accelerated graduate nursing program that recruits students from various undergraduate and professional backgrounds. Dr. Voigt was awarded an Office of the Provost Innovative Course Module Design Grant for her course “The Science of Nursing Practice with Adults II,” which is one of two medical surgical nursing courses offered in the program. Below, Dr. Voigt discusses the innovations she made with the support of the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Faculty Spotlight: Lila Davachi on Redesigning the Psychology Thesis Research Curriculum to Promote Inclusion
In Spring 2021, Lila Davachi, along with Nim Tottenham, Professor of Psychology, and Caroline Marvin, Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychology, was awarded an Office of the Provost Large-Scale Grant to redesign and reimagine the thesis research curriculum in the department of Psychology. Dr. Davachi worked with PhD students Ana DiGiovanni and Anna Vannuci on the project, with support from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Below, Dr. Davachi and Ana DiGiovanni share their experience.
Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Harwood on Integrating the “Locus Tempus” Digital Mapping Platform into his Comparative Literature Course
In the 2021 Summer A term, Christopher Harwood integrated Locus Tempus, a mapping platform, into the instruction of his comparative literature course The Writers of Prague. Through their use of Locus Tempus, students developed a heightened understanding of Prague topography and of the ways that different authors work with existing myths about the city’s history and landmarks and develop new ones.
Faculty Spotlight: Yi Zhang on the Benefits of Adopting Immediate Feedback Assessment Techniques
Yi Zhang, Associate in the Discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operation Research (IEOR), worked closely with the CTL to implement a new in-class auto-grading system maintained by students to help monitor student progress, offer more immediate feedback, and improve student engagement in his large lecture class.
Faculty Spotlight: Alfredo Spagna and Eunjoo Byeon on Re-Imagining Psychology Lectures as Spaces for Active Learning and Collaboration
As a recipient of the Provost’s Innovative Course Design award, Alfredo Spagna, Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience and Behavior, worked with the CTL to design the new course Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology with a blended approach.
Faculty Spotlight: Professor Angelina Craig-Flórez on Using Authentic Materials to Enhance Language Learning
Angelina Craig-Flórez, a Senior Lecturer in the department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) at Columbia University, worked with the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to redesign her course Spanish Intermediate II.
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