Author Archive for Mark Walvoord

Book Clubs and Workshops, Fall 2021

Book Clubs  |  Workshops  |  STLR Sessions BOOK CLUBS Ungrading Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) Facilitator: Lora Pezzell Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21 Time:  12:30 – 1:30 pm Location: Virtual Blindspot: Hidden Bias of Good People Facilitators: Anastasia Wickham and Trevor Cox Dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3 Time:  1:00 – 2:00 […]

Creating “Unpracticed Conversations Assignments” for Our Courses

by Laura Dumin, Ph.D., English —  I am hoping to teach George Takei’s “They Calles Us Enemy” this spring. It’s a graphic novel about the Japanese internment camps in America. My hope is that by looking at this moment in time we might begin to discuss what it meant to look Asian/be Asian at that […]

Reflecting on “practice retrieval” by a business faculty member

by Anonymous Business faculty —  Something I am just now realizing, and appreciating, is that many of the speakers and books we are exposed to through 21CPI are saying the same things but in different words and examples, and methods. They are beginning to ‘transform’ me, so to speak, as they are incorporated into how […]

2020 Teacher-Scholar Awards

Distinguished Teacher-Scholars Alicia Tafoya – Theatre Arts Alyssa Provencio – Political Science Elizabeth Overman – Political Science Steven Dunn – Psychology Laura Dumin – English John Wood – Political Science Jerry Green – Humanities & Philosophy Trevor Cox – Adult Ed. & Safety Sciences Yadira Reyes-Peña – Adult Ed. & Safety Sciences Saheli Nath – […]

Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias reflection

M. Suzanne Clinton, DBA, SPHR, UCO College of Business —  Overview and Reflection On April 28, 2020, from 1-2:30, I attended “Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias” with Lt. Wayland Cubit.  Since I teach Principles of Management and Organization Behavior, I was quite familiar with the terms Lt. Cubit used, their definitions, and their role in […]

Students Giving Thanks, Spring 2020

During the last couple of weeks, the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute (21CPI), part of UCO’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, has offered an opportunity for UCO students to send Thank You notes to professors. During a period of two weeks, close to 300 students submitted notes. Below you can read some of […]

Promoting Tutoring Central as an Avenue to Transformation

Mark Walvoord, M.S., Student Transformative Learning Record Brian McKinney, B.A., Tutoring Central If you think back to transformative experiences in your life, you will likely be able to identify learning moments outside of the classroom. These could’ve been traumatic personal experiences, independent research projects with a caring mentor, a study abroad opportunity, or even while […]