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Faculty Innovator: Anne Allen1st September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For Anne Allen, professor of fine arts, learning begins with unlearning. Through classroom strategies involving exploration, creativity and play, she helps students shed the constrictions of traditional education and become independent lifelong learners and global citizens. A distinguished record Allen joined the IU Southeast faculty as the institution’s first art …

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Dr. Sumreen Asim is the 2019-20 ILTE faculty innovator of the year19th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, is the 2019-20 Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE) faculty innovator of the year. The award, announced at the ILTE Mini-Conference, recognizes Asim’s drive to cultivate a mindset of continuous innovation not only in her own classroom, but …

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Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis6th April 2020

During this time of widespread disruption, with lives turned upside-down and inside-out, IU Southeast educators are making adjustments to deliver high-quality learning experiences for students. Assisted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE), they are shifting their courses online, overcoming challenges and making some discoveries along the way. These are their stories. Dr. …

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Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin1st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer …

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Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells19th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not many courses conclude with the students voting to exile the instructor. Not many instructors would be happy about it. But Jeremy Wells, associate professor of English, isn’t just any instructor. Wearing a zombie mask and communicating only in grunts, Wells humbly accepted banishment at the end of his literature …

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Faculty Innovator: Kent Edmonds6th December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It’s urinalysis day in the Physiology 215 Lab, taught by Professor of Biology Dr. Kent Edmonds. Over the course of the two-hour lab, students consume specified amounts of water, saline and bicarbonate solutions, and then, every half hour, collect their own personal urine specimen in the nearby restroom. They subject …

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Faculty Innovators: Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs, David Sullivan-Losey5th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–If teaching and learning were jazz, it would look and feel a lot like the classroom of Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs and David Sullivan-Losey. The three colleagues in the School of Education teach general methods, a class that is accepted grimly as part of the teacher prep territory—like earthquakes and …

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