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Teaching Institutes | Storrs 2008

On Friday, January 18th, 2008, the Institute for Teaching & Learning welcomes you to a day of teaching and learning workshops. We look forward to lively discussions and the opportunity to share ideas.

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About the Speakers
  • Keith Barker
    Keith has been involved in curriculum design and education technology for over 40 years. He has a background in Electronic and Computer Engineering and has taught, primarily, at the Universities of Sheffield, (UK) and Connecticut. As Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Director of the Institute for Teaching & Learning, he is currently responsible for all faculty development, including Teaching Assistants, technology in the classrooms, and widespread support for undergraduate education across the UConn campuses. ITL can be visited at www.itl.uconn.edu and he can be reached at keith.barker@uconn.edu.
  • Kim Chambers
    Kim is the Director of Educational Technologies at the University of Connecticut. In addition to his background in teaching and learning with technology he has worked in college student affairs for over 20 years. Kim earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and both Masters and Specialists degrees in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. is from the University of Connecticut in Family Studies. Kim can be reached at kim.chambers@uconn.edu.
  • Gordon Daigle
    Gordon Daigle is the Assistant Director of Media Design at the University of Connecticut.  Gordon has an extensive background in video production, and currently works with faculty and staff to produce custom educational media in support of undergraduate education, classroom instruction and research.  Gordon can be reached at gordon.daigle@uconn.edu.
  • Janet Jordan
    Janet is the Manager of the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) at the University of Connecticut. She works with instructors at all the university’s campuses who are interested in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and learning. The IRC provides individual and group training sessions and support for HuskyCT as well as other instructional technologies. Many instructors utilize the hardware and software resources in the IRC and learn to prepare a variety of multimedia instructional materials with assistance from the IRC staff. Janet can be reached at janet.jordan@uconn.edu
  • Lisa Kempter
    Lisa Kempter is the Director of Media Design at the University of Connecticut. In support of undergraduate education and classroom instruction, Lisa designs and develops comprehensive educational media and instructs undergraduate students in the field of video production. Lisa can be reached at lisa.kempter@uconn.edu
  • Desmond McCaffrey
    Desmond is the Director of Instructional Design and Development at the University of Connecticut. As an Instructional Developer and educator, Desmond has over 10 years of experience focusing on curriculum and course design as well as the relevant use of technology in educational settings. Desmond can be reached at desmond.mccaffrey@uconn.edu.
  • Dan Mercier
    Dan is the Assistant Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Connecticut and coordinates ITL’s Adjunct Faculty Associates program. Dan has extensive experience in faculty development, instructional design, and distance education. He has worked with many faculty members here at Storrs as well as at each of the regional campuses. Dan can be reached at dan.mercier@uconn.edu.
  • Catherine Ross
    Catherine is the Associate Director of the Institute for Teaching & Learning, and Director of Teaching Assistant Programs.  She works with faculty, TAs, and ITAs from all disciplines, both individually and in workshops and orientations.  She runs the New Faculty Learning Community and book discussion groups open to all faculty. Her most recent research is focused on undergraduate attitudes towards ITAs and student perceptions of intelligibility. Catherine can be reached at catherine.ross@uconn.edu.
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