Northern Michigan University's Center for Teaching and Learning, along with the Extended Learning and Community Engagement division, held a recent open house celebration to honor outgoing and incoming scholars.
The outgoing scholars are Gary Stark, Elizabeth Monske and Christi Edge.
Stark was welcomed as the NMU Teaching and Learning Scholar two years ago and played a large role in bringing the Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference to NMU for the first time. Stark also organized several “conversations about teaching” and panel discussions, helped organize and lead workshops at professional development days, and coordinated the New Faculty Network.
Monske and Edge served on the organizing committee for hosting the Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference. In addition, Monske has delivered workshops on ensuring accessibility in online education and Edge has led a self-study inquiry group which produced several conference presentations.
Incoming scholars are Lisa Flood of the School of Nursing as the new NMU Teaching and Learning Scholar, and Stacy Boyer-Davis of the College of Business as the new Extended Learning and Community Engagement Scholar.
Flood received the university's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016 in recognition of her outstanding performance in the classroom. She has experience in a range of settings that include undergraduate, graduate, face-to-face, online and clinical settings.
For information on Boyer-Davis, read a related story here.
The Center for Teaching and Learning facilitates excellence in classroom and online instruction and promotes scholarship of teaching and learning by providing professional development, tools and other supporting services.