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Call for Nominations for CELT Advisory Board

Are you committed to teaching well?

Would you like the opportunity to work with other dedicated teachers to enhance teaching and learning at IPFW?

If you answered “yes”, CELT is looking for you!

Vacancies and Eligibility

The CELT board consists of eight faculty representing at least four schools/divisions. Members serve overlapping three-year terms. Nominations are invited to fill three vacancies for the 2016-2018 CELT Advisory Board term. All faculty, including limited-term lecturers, are eligible to serve. Past Board members are encouraged to apply. The current members and terms are:

  • *Jeong-il Cho, EDUC (2013-2016)
  • *Kent Kauffman, MGMK (2013-2016)
  • *Jeff Nowak, EDUC (2013-2016)
  • Elliott Blumenthal, BIOL (2014-2017)
  • Martha Coussement, HTM - 2015-2017 (replaced Jenna Basiliere, WOST)
  • Heather Krull, NUR - 2015-2017 (replaced Britton Wolfe, CS)
  • Kimberly O'Connor, OLS (2015-2018)
  • Pamela Britton Reese, CSD (2015-2018

*Outbound member

See photos of the CELT Advisory Board members and find out more information on each of them at the CELT Advisory Board page.

The Board's Charge

The Board’s charge is to assist the Director in carrying out the mission and goals of CELT, and to help chart its future direction. Expectations may include (but are not limited to): advising the Director on developing and implementing CELT policies and procedures; advocating for the recognition of teaching; serving on committees to oversee or sponsor activities related to teaching improvement; serving as mentors or peer consultants for other faculty; reviewing proposals submitted to CELT’s instructional grant program; and advising/assisting the Director on other matters as appropriate.

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Nomination Process

All deans, chairs, and faculty are invited to submit nominations. Individuals may nominate themselves or another faculty member (with her/his permission). The nomination should address the nominee’s relevant qualifications and experience (significant activities, publications, etc. related to effective teaching); it should also explain the perspective that the nominee wishes to bring to the Board and the contributions she/he wishes to make to the mission of CELT.

Nominations are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Evidence of commitment to the philosophy and goals of CELT (please see our website)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing growth as a teacher and to the scholarship of teaching
  • Willingness to take an active role in the work of CELT

Continuing Board members will recommend a slate of candidates to the VCAA. The VCAA will appoint the new members.

Interested parties must submit the online nomination form by Friday, April 8, 2016.

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