The Center for Teaching and Learning proudly recognizes DSU faculty who incorporate active and innovative learning strategies into their classrooms through technology, pedagogy, and/or reflective practice. If you know of a faculty member who deserves a Spotlight, please nominate them by emailing their name and a brief letter of support to Bruce.Harris@dixie.edu.
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We are here to promote and support both excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. goals of the CTL are to support the DSU community of teaching and learning with services that include course planning and assistance, workshops and conferences, educational technology training, classroom/department evaluation and consultation, and several other services that can help improve teaching and learning at DSU.
Active Learning in Writing
Dr. Jim Haendiges is an Associate Professor of technical writing here at Dixie State University. When it comes to his students, his mission is to illustrate that it’s acceptable to think “outside of the box.” He finds that college students tend to limit themselves to what they feel they are good at, but instead should strive to work across multiple disciplines.
Active Learning in Multivariable Calculus Class
Dr. Vinodh Chellamuthu is an assistant professor of mathematics who does a remarkable job at fostering a classroom revolving around Active Learning. Active Life.
Creative Writing & English
Dr. Cindy King is a well-versed writer and an inspirational figure in the literary community. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English at Dixie State University and is passionate in sharing her expertise. As a student, her most memorable learning activities were hands on such as editing and publishing, which helped connect real world experience to coursework.
Active Learning in Geology
Janice Hayden, full-time faculty of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and exemplifies the expertise and caring that Dixie State University provides to students. Janice has extensive experience as both a professional field geologist and a university professor, and brings innovation to DSU through practical hands on learning in the classroom and applied teaching methods to students in the field.
Active Learning in Higher Ed
Shandon Gubler, a faculty member in the School of Business at DSU, is an excellent example of integrating “Active Learning. Active Life.” into the classroom. Dr. Gubler’s experiences while going through school and choosing his career molded him into the innovative and inspiring leader he is today. These experiences also contributed to his current pedagogy, named “Hire Ed.”
The Flipped Classroom Model
Dr. Saar, who has been teaching at Dixie State University (DSU) for five years, found herself in front of a classroom full of students feeling uninspired by the same lecture she had repeated in the previous class section and the class section before that.
Active Learning Meets Law
Shadman Bashir, a native of the Pakistani tribal region, speaks six languages and multiple dialects. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Edwardes College and a degree in English and Islamic Law from the University of Peshawar in Peshawar, Pakistan. He later moved to the U.S. and earned a master’s degree in comparative law from California Western School of Law in San Diego.
My Journey to Techno Savvy Teaching & Learning
In 2014 I wrote and was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Miner Foundation, a private foundation. With this grant we purchased iPad covers with keypads to improve typing function. We also have a set of 20 iPads that our students can check out to use in their practicum lessons.