Search Results
2012-13
Teaching Civic Engagement
Kodner, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, Kodner teaches Biometrics by drawing upon her background as an outdoor science educator and her interest in making statistics exciting for...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2012/Kodner/
Myers, Professor in the Environmental Studies Department, Myers brings his philosophy for empowering students to make decisions about their education and the world to all his courses, focusing on...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2012/Myers/
Webb, Associate Professor in the Journalism Department, Webb creates authentic and engaging "client interactions" for her Advanced Visual Journalism students by having them work in teams with...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2012/Webb/
Theme Page (written by: Tim Costello)
2011-12
Empowering Peer Learning
Amundson, Professor in the Art Department, promotes collaboration amongst his students via social networking, dynamic critique of art projects, and a group effort for fundraising and submitting to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2011/amundson/
Stone, Lecturer in the Finance & Marketing Department, incorporates a team learning project into her Brand Marketing class where each group crafts a "creative brief" of a brand and presents it to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2011/stone/
Garcia, Bowman Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies, created a new course that fosters leadership skills in upper division undergraduates who, in turn, become mentors to one another in...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2011/garcia/
Theme Page (written by: Joseph E. Trimble)
2010-11
Teaching for Tolerance
Nielsen, Assistant Professor in the Journalism Department, incorporates diversity and representation issues in her newswriting and reporting classes via course materials, methods, and assignments....
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2010/nielsen/
Heckathorn, Senior Instructor in the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Department focuses on social justice by using experiential and service learning throughout her curriculum to engage...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2010/heckathorn/
Brown, Associate Professor in the English Department, teaches a visual rhetoric class focusing on social justice issues and has her students examine how texts and images create meaning, make...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2010/brown/
Theme Page (written by: Jeff King, Ph.D.)
2009-10
Planning For Large Classes
Kanov, Department of Management, teaches Management and Organizational Behavior 311 to an average class size of 200....
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2009/kanov/
Shull, Department of Environmental Science, teaches Introduction to Environmental Science 101 to average class size of 450....
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2009/shull/
Symons, Department of Psychology, teaches Introduction to Psychology 101 with average class size of 250....
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2009/symons/
Theme Page (written by: Catherine Riordan, Ph.D.)
2008-09
Faculty Learning Communities
Fgur, led by Johann Neem and Pete Stelling, brings together six faculty members from different departments across the university in a faculty learning community that sought to enhance each...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2008/fgur/
Mcff, led by Kristen French, is designed to support faculty in their commitment to transformative education that will prepare their students to enter the workplaces of tomorrow. Fellows meet to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2008/mcff/
Ncosp, led by George Nelson & Carolyn Landel, is a NSF grant funded project involving 28 school districts, 2 education service districts, 4 community colleges, and WWU. The project was created to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2008/ncosp/
Theme Page (written by: Karen Casto, J.D.)
2007-08
Creating a Culture of Writing
Mitchell, associate professsor in the Department of Geology, infuses disciplinary writing into his science courses and helps bring his students a better awareness of the importance of appropriate...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2007/mitchell/
Sapin, assistant professor in the Department of Art, focuses on writing in all of her courses, providing writing opportunities that use different strategies and levels of intensity. She then uses...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2007/sapin/
Saunders, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, utilizes extensive writing in her large introductory courses, hoping to better prepare students for the rigor of upper division writing. She...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2007/saunders/
Theme Page (written by: Carmen Werder, Ph.D.)
2006-07
Teaching for a Sustainable Future
Lockhart, professor and chair of the Department of Accounting at Western Washington University, focuses her research on social justice and environmental tax policy. During a sabbatical leave at the...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2006/lockhart/
Oslapas, associate professor of industrial design in the Department of Engineering Technology, infuses passion for design principles and sustainability into his courses, projects for his students,...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2006/oslapas/
Wang, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Huxley College of the Environment, inspires her students with her research and involvement in the human dimensions of...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2006/wang/
Theme Page (written by: Victor Nolet)
2003-04
Ties That Bind
Bussell, Professor in the Chemistry Department, and two undergraduates in Chemistry, Melissa Pease and Autumn Burns, have worked collaboratively on original research designed to create cleaner...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2003/bussell/
Dietrich, Associate Professor in the English Department, and Tony Prichard, a graduate student in the English Department, have collaboratively taught English 364, Introduction to Film Studies. This...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2003/dietrich/
Hammond, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, and two graduate students, Maria Hicks and Jason Miller, were co-developers and co-teachers of a new field methods course called Participatory...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2003/hammond/
Ase2003, Psychology Department, spent a summer working with Kyle Nelson, an undergraduate student, to fine tune the assessment tools that he uses in his Topics in Physiological Psychology course....
http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/showcase2003/mana/
Theme Page (written by: Kris Bulcroft)
2002-03
Community Based Learning
Currier, Professor in the Theatre Department, wished to have her Drama in Education students interact and collaborate to create performances for local elementary school students, working together to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2002/currier/
Harwood, Professor in the Secondary Education Department, connects her secondary education social studies students with local middle school teachers, their students, and community partners, to...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2002/harwood/
Janson, Professor in the Art Department, wanted her art history senior seminar to serve as a bridge to her students' futures by leading them from their traditional course readings and writings into...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2002/janson/
Perry, Professor in the Department of Communications, encourages her students to use their communication skills in the real world through community service projects which they present to the class...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2002/perry/
Theme Page (written by: Lisa Moulds)
2001-02
Authentic Learning
Dodd, June Dodd insists that her learners take center stage as they take on the instructor role in her Introduction to Distance Education class, take turns teaching course content to each other...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2001/dodd/
Geisler, Marc Geisler's main message in his 'Introduction to Shakespeare' course is that a good reader is more like a film director looking at a potential script than a passive recipient of...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2001/geisler/
Richards, Marc Richards wishes to instill in his students his passionate conviction that learning and history really matter. He therefore requires his students to understand they too are historians...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2001/richards/
Tag, Stan Tag teaches a section of Humanities and the Expressive Arts, a core course in Fairhaven College's curriculum. His Group Performance Project in the Humanities course pushed his students...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2001/tag/
Theme Page (written by: Ann Carlson)
2000-01
Active Learning
Hansen, This showcase features the teaching of Dr. Thor Hansen, then Chair of the Geology Department at Western Washington University. His unusual teaching style, coupled with his flair for...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2000/hansen/
Pilgrim, This showcase features the curricular transformation of two Journalism courses, Journalism 190, Introduction to Mass Media, and Journalism 309, Editing. It chronicles the work done over...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2000/pilgrim/
Roelofs, The Introduction to Microeconomics course provides an overview of the modern market economy as a system for dealing with the problem of scarcity. Over the years, Dr. Matthew Roelofs has...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2000/roelofs/
Smeins, Art History 220, Survey of Western Art, was created to provide students with an overview of the arts from pre-historic Europe to ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome and the Middle...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase2000/smeins/
1999-00
Innovative Teaching Showwcase
Apel, Two instructors from Western Washington University (Kenn Apel) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha created a set of common readings for their students. The students met via the Internet...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase1999/Apel/
Brennan, This showcase features instructor Scott Brennan's Environmental Studies 101 course that was taught Fall Quarter, 1999. The environmental studies course was redesigned using multimedia and...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase1999/Brennan/
Gynan, Professor Shaw Gynan's lecture on ebonics, inspired by a controversial radio program, stimulated discussion and critical thought in a sociolinguistics course. Various media, cartoons,...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase1999/Gynan/
Hoover, The Election Project was piloted in the Fall of 1998 in Professor Ken Hoover's Political Science 101 course. Students in the Election Project worked in teams assigned to one of four...
http://cii.wwu.edu/showcase1999/Hoover/