2012-2013 Course Transformation Fellows

 

downingDr. Chuck Downing – Operations Management & Information Systems
Presidential Teaching Professor
815-753-6381
cdowning@niu.edu
OMIS 259: Introduction to Business Information Systems

“There are clearly important reasons to redesign courses, and I’m energized to participate in this process.”

 

itoDr. Yasuo Ito – Department of Physics
Associate Professor
815-753-6477
yito@niu.edu  
PHYS 180: Acoustics, Music, and Hearing

“I would like to make use of technology effectively while maintaining human connection...”

 

jones1Dr. Eric Jones – Department of History
Associate Professor
815-753-4216
iloveroti@gmail.com  
HIST171: History of World Civilizations since 1500

“I’m looking for more of these eureka moments that I love as an educator, where the lights really go on and you know they go forward seeing the world differently.”

 

kusimbaDr. Sibel Kusimba – Department of Anthropology
Associate Professor
815-753-0246
skusimba@niu.edu  
ANTH 102: Rise of Civilizations

“Assessment needs to be tied to explicit learning goals. These goals/ SLOs need to be the starting point to developing a course.”

 

photo comingDr. Sheela Vemu – Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
815-753-0433
svemu@niu.edu
BIOS 109: Human Biology

"As a CTP fellow, I hope to create a culture of self-directed active learning in non-major classroom.”

 

wallaceDr. Douglas Wallace – Department of Psychology
Associate Professor
815-753-7071
dwallace@niu.edu
PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology

“I hope to increase student success by improving their ability to be lifelong learners.”