Friday @ the Center
April 19, 2013
Teacher of the Year Award: CAS - History
This quarter, F@C will feature the nine nominees for the SPU Faculty Teacher of the Year award. The Faculty Development Committee will announce SPU’s Teacher of the Year at the June 3 Faculty In-Service.
Dr. Don Holsinger, Professor of History, has taught courses including History of Africa, UCOR 2000: The West and the World, and University Scholars Seminar. Dr. Holsinger ranks "intellectual guide" as top on his list of teaching styles and views his vocation at SPU "as contributing to two cornerstones of a Christian liberal arts education: one, the cultivation of an historical consciousness...and two, the cultivation of a global perspective." In response to his Rise of Islamic Civilization course, one student said, "I appreciate how Dr. Holsinger encourages us as Christians to desire to engage what the Muslim faith has to offer instead of shunning it as some 'other.' He has helped me to open my eyes to what is truly beautiful about Islam and what through history has been truly beneficial." The committee members especially noted Don's well developed syllabi and high student evaluation ratings, and those who observed his teaching as part of the review process were impressed with his effortless ability to draw students into lecture content by sharing personal stories.
2013-14 Faculty Research Grant Awards
Congratulations to an additional 2013-14 FRG Award Recipient!
- Kim Sawers, Associate Professor of Accounting: $6,755
An investigation of the relation between the following factors: instructor identity, teaching philosophy, self-selection of learning space, features of learning space, instructor teaching activities, and faculty and student perspectives of engagement and student learning
New Barnes & Noble FacultyEnlight website
Feel free to check out the new B&N FacultyEnlight website for updated ways to adopt textbooks, research materials, read and write reviews on textbooks, compare cost to students and format ability.
|Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.
Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Director, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development