Senate Teaching and Learning Committee
Senate Teaching and Learning Committee
TLC is a university senate committee dedicated to promoting the teaching function and the learning process. To this end, the committee sponsors incentives for good teaching and significant ideas and approaches to teaching and learning.
The Teaching and Learning Committee oversees the Educational Development Grants and university-wide teaching awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Teaching. As a standing committee of the university senate, TLC initiates campus-wide projects to provide for a more structured outlet for reflection on both the teaching and learning process and the aspirations and accomplishments of the teaching profession.
Activities sponsored by the committee include on-campus workshops, coffee hours, luncheons, and a bi-annual newsletter.
|Katie Greer (co-chair)||KLfirstname.lastname@example.org||2013-2016|
|Nic Bongers (co-chair)||AP Assemblyemail@example.com||2015-2018|
|Mary Dereski||School of Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org||2013-2016|
|John Cebelak||AP Assemblyemail@example.com||2015-2018|
|Judy Ablesar (ex-officio, non-voting)||CETLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
If you have a comment or question about the Teaching and Learning Committee, please fill out and submit the form below. When you do, your submission will be sent to the chair of the committee. Make sure you supply a valid e-mail address, otherwise, we won't be able to reply to you.
2015-2016 Educational Development Grant Proposal Guidelines
- Registration and travel to Teaching and Learning Conference, seminar, symposium, consultation (other than the Lilly Traverse City Teaching and Learning Conference that is funded by CETL)
- Travel costs to teaching and learning sites (i.e. observing innovative practices at other universities, centers, etc.)
- Fees for participation in Teaching and Learning Webinares
- Purchasing of books, software, materials to enhance teaching and learning
- Honorarium for guest speakers/consultants on teaching and learning (up to $200)
- Faculty or student stipends
- Accreditation preparation
Proposal will include:
- Name of faculty/instructor
- For Part-Time/Non-Tenure Track instructors- include how many credits have been taught at OU
- School or Department
- Request for funding
- Amount of Request- not to exceed $750
- Provide a rationale for how funding will be used and describe how this funding will enhance your teaching and learning or how it will add to your course design/delivery/assessment.
- Potential for matching or additional funds from other sources.
- Estimated date of use of funding and when final report will be submitted.
- Department Chair/Department Head signature
Fall 2015-Winter 2016: Please submit the completed and signed proposal as a pdf file to Katie Greer amd Nic Bongers ( email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions and/or comments should be directed to Katie Greer or Nic Bongers.
This year's winners:
- Christina Moore, Great Lakes Teaching and Learning Conference Attendance
- Terressa Benz, Environmental Justice/Toxic Tour of Detroit class transportation
Nominations may be made by any member of the Oakland University community, including students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and staff. Student nominations are a highly valued component of this process. Faculty may not self-nominate for the Award. Faculty are encouraged to announce this nomination process in all classes. Students are encouraged to consider a faculty member who has facilitated their progress during their undergraduate course work or during graduate study.
The letter of nomination should address the nominee's accomplishments based on the following criteria:
- Excellence in teaching methodology
- Innovation in teaching
- Continued growth and development in teaching
- Distinction in the ability to stimulate critical thinking and facilitate student understanding
- Inspiring role model to students
- Exemplary service to students and teaching profession
Previous winners and current members of the Teaching & Learning Committee are not eligible for nomination. A plaque showing previous Teaching Excellence Award winners is on display in the lobby of the Kresge Library.
The Committee will contact the nominees and chairs of their departments to request additional information.
- Tanya Christ, Associate Professor in Reading & Language Arts School of Education and Human Services and 2014
- Excellence in Teaching Award Winner Peter Markus, Special Lecturer of English College of Arts and Sciences
* = Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
|2010||Mary Shannan McNair|
|2003||Mary T. Stein|
|2002||Jude V. Nixon|
|2000||Peter J. Binkert|
|1999||Darrel P. Schmidt|
|1998||Natalie Bell Cole|
|1997||Dyanne M. Tracy|
|1997||Toni s. Walters|
|1995||Brian F. Murphy|
|1994||Jaqueline I. Lougheed|
|1994||Ronald L. Cramer|
|1993||Brian A. Connery|
|1992||Jerrold W. Grossman|
|1991||Anne H. Tripp|
|1991||Bruce J. Mann|
|1991||David L. Lau|
|1991||Richard F. Barron|
|1990||Ka Chai Cheok|
|1990||W. Dorsey Hammond|
|1990||Keith E. Stanovich|
|1990||Jane M. Bingham|
|1989||Carl R. Osthaus|
|1988||Virginia Rader Blankenship|
|1987||Robert T. Eberwein|
|1986||Robert I. Facko|
|1986||Richard B. Stamps|
|1985||Delores M. Burdick|
|1985||Gilbert L. Wedekind|
|1983||David J. Downing|
|1982||Sheldon L. Appleton|