Faculty in Residence - 08-09
- Diversity and Multicultural Learning
- Enhancing Classroom Teaching
- Learning Outcomes Assessment
- Scholarship of Teaching
Diversity and Multicultural Learning
Diversity and Multicultural Learning is the inclusion of varied cultural backgrounds into the classroom teaching and learning experience. Evaon Wong-Kim has scholarly knowledge, experience and commitment to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. As Faculty-In-Residence for Diversity and Multicultural Learning, she works with faculty who seek to enhance their multicultural competence, and networks with other campus organizations, departments and programs to promote and sustain creative and scholarly approaches to diversity and multicultural competence. She also works with the Director of the Office of Faculty Development to expand the Common Ground website.
Evaon Wong-Kim is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Master's in Social Work program. Her research interest is on cancer survivorship and quality of life issues confronting minority cancer patients. Evaon is the President of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate and a founding board member of the Intercultural Cancer Council, a national advocacy organization for underserved populations. Her teaching, research, scholarship, and service center on her commitment to educational diversity, multicultural learning, and social justice. She looks forward to working with colleagues on defining and developing faculty competencies and student learning outcomes in all three of these areas.
Enhancing Classroom Teaching / Peer Observation Program
The Enhancement of Classroom Teaching is an effort to improve the ability of instructors to deliver educational materials to learners. Christina Chin-Newman has knowledge, experience, and interest in using multiple strategies to improve student learning. As Faculty-In-Residence for Enhancing Classroom Teaching, she serves as a resource and support person for faculty who seek to improve classroom teaching and facilitates a peer-partner classroom visitation program. She also works with the Director of the Office of Faculty Development to develop new approaches for evaluating learning in online and onground classrooms and to conduct confidential, formative evaluations of classroom instruction.
Christina Chin-Newman is Assistant Professor of Human Development. She has participated in the Peer Partners in Teaching Program at San Jose State University, and mentored instructors and teaching assistants at the College of Alameda and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Christina is interested in sharing and learning strategies to help all students succeed, and has a special interest in issues of retention and academic success for transfer students. She would like to help foster dialogue on campus about teaching by facilitating the Peer Observation Program (POP) Faculty Learning Community.
Learning Outcomes Assessment
Learning Outcomes Assessment is the measurement of program, departmental, college, or university-wide student learning on the topics at-hand. Jiansheng Guo and Julia Norton are respected practitioners and published on the topic of learning outcomes assessment. As Faculty-In-Residence for Learning Outcomes Assessment, they serve as resource and support people for faculty who seek to develop and integrate meaningful student learning outcomes in their courses and/or programs.
Julia Norton is Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics. During her 10 year tenure as Chair of the Department of Statistics, 1995-2006, she focused her research on growth for the Department of Statistics and support for the teaching of statistics. She has 9 presentations or posters and 7 Proceedings articles on these topics, some collaborating with colleagues in other fields. She looks forward to serving as a resource and support person for assessment. She is eager to work with faculty from programs striving to meet their CAPR student learning outcomes goals and who seek to conduct research and/or publish about teaching and learning in their discipline as measured by student learning outcomes.
Jiansheng Guo, Associate Professor of Human Development, specializes in child development. Since 2000, he has been his department's Assessment Coordinator and has played an active role in developing and implementing the department's assessment plan. Currently, he is serving his second term on CAPR. In addition to his research interests in language development and culture, he is interested in curriculum and educational pedagogy and quality issues. He is dedicated to working with colleagues in Faculty Development to improve teaching for our diverse student populations with efficiency and effectiveness.
Scholarship of Teaching
The scholarship of teaching is conducting research about teaching and learning in a specific discipline or across disciplines. Jane Lopus and Mitch Watnik have published on teaching in their disciplines and have shown enthusiasm for sharing this interest with other faculty members at CSU East Bay. As Faculty-In-Residence for the Scholarship of Teaching, they work with faculty throughout the University to promote and encourage publishing and conducting of research on teaching and learning.
Jane Lopus is Professor of Economics, Director of the Center for Economic Education, and Winner of the 2006 George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor Award. Since 1990, Jane has been publishing in the field of economic education, and in 2003, she won the Villard Award for Research in Economic Education from the National Council on Economic Education. She is interested in both theories of teaching and learning and empirical analysis using large (if she's lucky) databases. She believes that the scholarship of teaching and learning provides a perfect link between research and classroom teaching, and looks forward to sharing ideas with colleagues from other disciplines.
Mitch Watnik is Assistant Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics and Graduate Coordinator for the MS Statistics Program. His first academic publication was an article in College Teaching. He has continued this interest in the scholarship of teaching with three articles in the Journal of Statistics Education. He looks forward to serving as a resource and support person for faculty- particularly fellow assistant professors- who seek to conduct research and/or publish about teaching and learning in their discipline. He wants to remind CSUEB faculty about the value of contributing their expertise to their discipline.