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Want to Help Professors Become Better Teachers? Find Them a Mentor

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Want to Help Professors Become Better Teachers? Find Them a Mentor

June 29, 2018
Experienced UA Engineering instructors help apprehensive lecturer implement new teaching methods.

As a lecturer in aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona, Justine Schluntz takes pride in her commitment to teaching.

So when the university began inviting instructors to use its new collaborative learning spaces, she decided it was a great chance to move away from the traditional lecture format toward active learning. But she was also nervous about trying a form of teaching that was unfamiliar to her.

For help, she turned to Kasi Kiehlbaugh. The professor of civil and environmental engineering had been involved with faculty learning communities on campus and was familiar with active-learning techniques.

I would have never switched to the collaborative learning spaces if I didn’t have Kasi and Paul’s guidance from the beginning."