edwardsianettamichalecWe are proud to announce that we have appointed three UD faculty members as CTAL Faculty Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Jessica Edwards, assistant professor of English, is the CTAL Diversity Scholar. She will explore inclusive teaching practices and approaches to teaching about diversity among UD faculty. She will share her findings with the UD community by creating a repository of resources at CTAL.

Melissa Ianetta, associate professor of English and director of the UD Writing Center, is CTAL’s Assessment Scholar. She will examine how well students are acquiring the general education goals of written communication, oral communication, information literacy and critical thinking. Her work will inform ongoing assessment of UD general education goals.

Barret Michalec, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, is a CTAL Scholar.  He will examine courses at UD that satisfy our multicultural general education requirement to provide information that will help us better understand those courses and how they help students achieve that goal.

James Jones, psychology professor and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity, will work with Barrett Michalec on a project that examines the learning outcomes of Multicultural-designated courses. More details on the project he calls, Multiversity, can be found in this UDaily Article.

More details about the appointments can be found in our UDaily article. We will update our webpage with presentations, reports, and other items from our new colleagues as they dive into their exciting work!