Author Archive for Jonathan Hicks

2021 Collegium on College Teaching Practices

UCO’s annual Collegium on College Teaching Practices will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the south wing of the College of Liberal Arts. This event represents the academic year kickoff for the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning’s faculty enhancement activities. During the collegium, faculty present, attend breakout sessions and hear a keynote address as they explore, learn, share and […]

2021 New Faculty and Adjunct Orientation and Teaching-Learning Institute

The August 2021 New Faculty Orientation and the Teaching and Learning Institute will be on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) Building, Rooms 117-118. This event will include ideas for the first day of classes, aligning student learning outcomes with assessments and course content, creating […]

A Reflection on Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre

Written by Saheli Nath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management —  This book is a fascinating work highlighting the contradictions between history and memory. In this book, Krehbiel describes the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and discusses the antecedents and consequences of the tragic event that left somewhere around ~300 African Americans dead (estimates unknown and widely […]

Non-Binary Lives Book Reflection Reveals Challenges

by Vanessa Bentley, Ph.D., Humanities and Philosophy —  I attended two out of three sessions for the Non-Binary Lives reading group led by Ed Cunliff in Spring 2021. I joined the reading group for professional and personal reasons. Professionally, as a gender studies scholar, I’m interested in inclusionary and intersectional accounts of gender, particularly from […]

A Proposed Revision of the UCO Classroom Evaluation Process for Tenured and Nontenured Faculty

by John R. Wood, Associate professor, UCO¹ In this white paper, I would like to make a case for the University of Central Oklahoma to revise their classroom evaluation process for tenure and nontenure faculty. We need to address the need to change the classroom evaluation requirements for UCO tenure track and non-tenure-track faculty because […]

My Transformative Experience While Teaching

[Written by Therese Williams, PhD] As a mature white woman newly teaching at the university level, I have been afforded opportunities that were not frequently offered while I spent many years working in industry and government.  I have participated in numerous book groups sponsored by the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute (21CPI) at UCO and learned […]