|School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February
February 01, 2012
Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February.
Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student's presentation.
The decision to hold the series of events, which celebrate innovative teaching and offer faculty members development opportunities, grew out of SPH2020, a planning process that began in fall 2010. SPH2020 aims to create a vision for public health learning and teaching at the School in the next decade.
The celebration begins with an award ceremony on Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. in the School's Armfield Atrium. One faculty member from each of the eight academic units will be presented with a $1,000 prize to use for his or her educational development. Nominations were made by students.
Later in the month, three guest speakers will share their insights and experience in new and well-established pedagogical methods:
- Kelly Hogan, PhD, senior lecturer in biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present "Evaluation of a Large Undergraduate Lecture Course Redesigned to Promote Engagement," on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. in the School's Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium.
- David Kleinbaum, PhD, UNC alumnus and world-renowned professor of epidemiology at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, will present "Innovative Teaching: A Personal History," on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in 133 Rosenau Hall.
- Jeremy Petranka, PhD, lecturer in economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present "Video Thrilled the Lecturing Star: Using Electronic Lectures (eLectures) to Complement In-class Instruction," on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m, location TBA.
"We are very excited about these events," said Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at the public health school. "This is an opportunity to recognize the importance of teaching, reward our most innovative faculty members, and provide faculty members and others with information about how to enhance teaching skills."
The full schedule of events can be found online
Last updated February 01, 2012