Niki Young – beautifully
Orientation & Professional
in a community
of my peers – other
And I appreciated
like the positive
of Teaching Excellence (April - June
The Center for
Teaching and Learning is celebrating
of adjunct (non tenure) faculty in
showcase: Teaching Excellence.
CTL has taken under Dr.
and systematic leadership
through on ideas until
a successful product is
contributions was formed
fall with an effective
training that was held
for adjunct faculty.
attention to detail Dr.
Young built on
scaffolding to design and
a first rate recognition
ceremony where Deans, faculty
and adjunct faculty
I also like that Dr. Y
is thinking ahead to “next” as
a future idea for video
"The fact that this occurred
I feel the recognition of the
is very important. It was well
organized and presented.
The “posters” were
of the recipients. The
for the first time.
you for your energy
in creating this. Thank
you for your spirit
, energy & presence.
very nice and
of each honoree – this
made it extra
special. The festivity
Well done Niki.
Great work is
of meaningful and
to honor a
group of faculty
event – the
"The exhibit upstairs,
copies for them
was great. It was
great. Well done."
with the New York Times
Practices in Advising
co-sponsored by Library and
together a Portfolio for the
Provost's Award for Excellence
in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty
Discussion group of the PBS
Documentary Declining by degrees:
Higher Education in Crisis,
co-sponsored by the Social
a Personal Webpage - Dreamweaver
Learn to use Dreamweaver to
create and update Web pages
located in your “ public_html” folder.
did a good job of making
sure everyone could follow
along at each point and
did not leave anyone behind.
pace – Scott covered
quite a bit in a relatively
short amount of time.
"Refreshing my knowledge about Dreamweaver. I have done most of these activities
but not for awhile. A big summer task is to work on web pages."
was well prepared and clearly
knew the material."
is always well prepared
and organized. The session
had great flow and he
was able to give us great
information. Thanks so
much for doing these!"
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an online course in WebCT,
or how to add an online discussion
group to a face-to-face class.
and Bolts of Academic Advising
The Self and Writing
The Self and
Writing Teaching Circle offers
faculty an opportunty for stimulating
discussions about teaching and
learning with colleagues from
across the disciplines, using
our own autobiographies as teachers
as points of departure for discussion.
the group read J.M. Haile's The
Way of the Teacher.
commented that they enjoyed
- The opportunity
to have conversations with
colleagues outside of their
- The use of the book to
start interdisciplinary conversations.
- The discussion of system
challenges to teaching.
- The way the book is thought-provoking
in a simple, yet profound way.
General Comments in Support of CTL Activities
"I just thought I'd let you [Dr. Niki
Young] know that I have heard from many
adjuncts and assistant
professors this year who have made it
a point to let me know how much they
appreciated the orientation/workshops
that you developed earlier this year.
It has been a year fraught with many
challenges for all of us, but for new
faculty who are struggling to connect
their aspirations as educators with the
realities they face in our students & classrooms,
and for new students who are struggling
to connect their dreams and ideals about
what their college experience will be
with what they actually encounter in
our faculty and in our classrooms, it
was an especially difficult year. I have
seen more than the usual psychological
strains, and our adjunct faculty have
had to deal with students in crisis while
they themselves were in transition."
Max Geier, Division Chair, Social Sciences
Division, April, 21,
"Instructional Technologist Scott
support was invaluable as he helped me
become familiar with the WebCT platform.
I learned that Scott is an excellent
teacher. Furthermore, Scott’s excellent
knowledge base and communication skills
have helped me develop English 104 as
an online course. His ability to work
with technology is phenomenal; what really
impresses me is his ability to communicate
his knowledge to others. Because of Scott’s
continuing support, I feel comfortable
working with online instructional technology
at Western Oregon University."
Peg Freed Elefant, Adjunct English Professor,
July 21, 2005
"I am very grateful for your [Sue Payton’s]
good and patient counsel throughout my
editing and learning process. I especially
appreciate your willingness to join me
in HSS #331 for a dry run. Very reassuring.
I discovered the freedom Power Point
gives you… I’m hooked. A
few colleagues have described to me the
excellent help they received at the Center,
a veritable groundswell of converts.
We are blessed to have this kind of faculty
support at Western. You guys have a lot
of very enthusiastic fans. Many, many
--Email, Dr. Peter Eddy, Adjunct
English Professor, April 24, 2006
"I would like to congratulate the
Technology Center and in particular Sue
the wonderful service provided not just
to students but also to faculty! I often
visit the technology center in order
to scan the images I am going to project
during lectures in class for the successful
integration of technology in the Smart
classroom, Campbell Hall 101. Sue was
always wiling to help me or whoever calls
her. I am happy to come in to the lab
see always Sue’s welcoming and
cheerful smile! Thank you for providing
not just an excellence service but also
--Email, Dr. Leda
Cempellin, Adjunct Art History Professor,
February 28, 2006