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Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis

Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis

April 6, 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. ...

Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin

Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin

April 1, 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 ...

Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells

Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells

March 19, 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 ...

Faculty Innovator: Quinn Dauer

Faculty Innovator: Quinn Dauer

February 25, 2020

Quinn Dauer Assistant Professor of History and International Studies School of Social Sciences By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Quinn Dauer’s path to becoming a Latin American historian was . . . unusual. He grew up in a small Minnesota farm town of about 500 souls, and attended a high school that maxed out at about ...

Faculty Innovator: Sumreen Asim

Faculty Innovator: Sumreen Asim

January 21, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Beliefs. They frame our identity and shape our horizon. They can limit, imprison, defeat us. Or they can give form to our dreams and motivate us to pursue them. A pre-occupation with beliefs figures strongly in the life and work of Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology ...

Faculty Innovator: Kent Edmonds

Faculty Innovator: Kent Edmonds

December 6, 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 ...

Faculty Innovators: Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs, David Sullivan-Losey

Faculty Innovators: Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs, David Sullivan-Losey

November 5, 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 ...

Faculty Innovator: Omar Attum

Faculty Innovator: Omar Attum

October 8, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dune 45 in Swakopumund, Namibia is a towering lump of sand. The small group of IU Southeast students and instructors have been hiking for nearly an hour in near darkness to scale the summit before dawn, and experience the magic of a desert sunrise. It comes on slowly but irrevocably, ...

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