Congratulations to the six faculty in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences who are among the 2022-23 Cohort of Provost’s Teaching Fellows announced by the Office of the Chancellor-Provost. The program was initiated in 2021 to support pedagogical innovation aimed at improving student learning outcomes. It includes full cohort sessions to share goals and build networks, as well as small group consultations focusing on different elements of course redesign.
Yanhong Jin, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics;
Kessler McCoy-Simandle, teaching instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology;
Chitra Ponnusamy, assistant teaching professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Food Science;
Kimberly Russell, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources;
Ethan Schoolman, assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology; and
Natalya Voloshchuk, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Fellows receive a research stipend of $2,000 for participation in the program and have the opportunity to engage in reflective and research-driven change and to choose from a menu of strategies that will enhance learning in their courses.
The Provost’s Teaching Fellows Program is the result of a collaboration between the Office of the Chancellor-Provost and the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research at Rutgers.
Fellows define their own goals for course redesign using best practices as supported by teaching and learning scholarship. They are selected based on their proposals for exploring and adopting new pedagogical approaches for their courses and endorsements from their department chairs.