Annual Faculty Showcase Highlights Teaching Accomplishments of Guttman Faculty



July 8, 2021 | Academics, Faculty

At the 2020 Annual Faculty Teaching and Research Showcase, held virtually in February 2021, dedicated Guttman faculty members briefly presented on aspects of their work in the remote classroom during the preceding year. Coordinated by Drs. Laura Clarke and Jihyun Kim, the event highlighted the intentional nature of teaching at Guttman, from the micro of daily class activities to the macro of course design. The speakers represented a range of disciplines, course subjects, and College programs.

Dr. Grace Pai’s talk, “Embedding Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into a Statistics Course,” introduced faculty to this global learning approach and described the virtual exchange between her Statistics class and students at Universidad del Caribe in Cancún, Mexico. Dr. Rodrigo Lobo expounded on the alignment of change management with Guttman Learning Outcomes (GLOs) and the use of appreciative inquiry as an opportunity for experiential learning in Business capstone courses. Dr. Kristina Baines shared an Introduction to Urban Community Health assignment in which students participated in the Pandemic Journaling Project, a public research initiative developed at UConn. Prof. Katherine Winkelstein-Duveneck demonstrated how historical newspaper research is an effective and engaging way to introduce students to library databases. Prof. Gary Greaves and Dr. Samuel Finesurrey discussed their recently completed textbook, U.S. Government and Politics in Principle and Practice: Democracy, Rights, Freedoms and Empire, an open educational resource (OER) about the structures of the U.S. government and the systemic problems those structures have produced. In the culminating presentation, Dr. Marla Sole asked faculty to consider how they view their students and how educators can empower students.