Teaching Partners program kicks off 19th year
Celebrating its 19th year, the Teaching Partners program continues to bring a focus of teaching and learning to the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies. This year’s Teaching Partners participants met for an orientation session on Friday, Jan. 20, led by the co-directors of the Focus on Teaching and Learning program Donna Zimmerman and Kristi Roth.
Teaching Partners is a program in which faculty and teaching academic staff are paired and asked to begin a discussion about teaching and learning. With the assistance of their partner, they learn a process to help begin critically evaluating their own teaching practices. Partners are paired across disciplines to give them an opportunity to meet colleagues in a field outside of their own and to be exposed to new teaching perspectives.
“It’s a way to have other faculty give you valuable feedback,” said Tim Wright, assistant professor of health education and former Teaching Partner participant. “Seeing others teach also opens your eyes to opportunities you can incorporate into your classroom.”
This year’s participants are:
- Dawn Barten (Health Care Professions) and Chris Burch (Interior Architecture)
- Aaron Kadoch (Interior Architecture) and Charlie Osborne (Communicative Disorders)
- Sarah Gunnell (Health Promotion & Human Development) and Megan Craig (Physical Education & Athletic Training)
- Mitch Rasmussen (Health Care Professions) and Christine Schalow (Business & Economics)