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A “Future-Proof” Campus Starts with Quality Teaching
Higher education is in a moment of immense change. With challenging retention rates and inequities, amplified by the pandemic, colleges and universities have an opportunity to transform teaching and learning for every student. Equipping faculty with evidence-based teaching practices proven to increase student engagement, achievement, and persistence to graduation - whether students are learning in-person, online, or in a hybrid environment - is how we emerge stronger and ready for the future.

Join higher education leaders, including the University of Southern Mississippi, to learn how they’ve placed faculty at the center of their student success efforts. By embracing a holistic approach, colleges and universities are ensuring faculty are prepared to create inclusive learning environments, help students persist, and learn more. As a result, faculty are able to respond to the shifting demands on institutions and the needs of students, with proven impact: DFW rates are down, course completion is up, and grades have improved.

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This discussion is hosted by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and will include opportunities for interactive conversation with attendees.

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Sep 28, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Penny MacCormack
Chief Academic Officer @ACUE
Dr. MacCormack is the Chief Academic Officer at ACUE. In this role, she led the creation of ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework—a research-based and independently validated statement of the teaching skills and knowledge that every college educator should possess. She also leads the development and implementation of all ACUE course offerings, through which faculty are awarded the only nationally recognized teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education. Under MacCormack’s direction, ACUE has published numerous studies finding statistically significant improvements in outcomes among students taught by ACUE-credentialed faculty. These peer-reviewed studies have been commended for their range, depth, and rigor of analysis. MacCormack brings over 25 years of education experience to this work, as a teacher, professor, and senior administrator. She served as Chief Academic Officer for the State of New Jersey and led the state’s College and Career-Ready Task.
Dr. Amy Chasteen
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs @The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Amy L. Chasteen serves Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she has also been a faculty member since 1997. Dr. Chasteen earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan, where she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. from the University of Alabama. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Chasteen has taught more than 5000 students in more than a dozen classes, including Sociology of Health, Deviant Behavior, Gender, and Race & Ethnicity. Dr. Chasteen has served as an administrator at the University of Southern Mississippi for twelve years. As Executive Vice Provost, she leads institutional efforts around student success, online learning, and faculty development.
Dr. Farrah J. Ward
Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs @Elizabeth City State University
Dr. Farrah Jackson Ward serves as Elizabeth City State University’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. A graduate of North Carolina A&T, Dr. Ward completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Mathematics at North Carolina State University. Prior to being named provost at ECSU, Dr. Ward served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 2007, she joined the faculty at ECSU and in 2010, she was named chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, a position she held for six and a half years. During her tenure as chair, ECSU was nationally ranked in the top 10, twice for graduating the largest number of African-Americans with undergraduate degrees in mathematics. In 2016, Dr. Ward was named Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs where she oversaw the Office of Student Success, Sponsored Programs and Graduate Education.
Madeline Pumariega
President @Miami Dade College
Madeline Pumariega is the first female president to lead Miami Dade College (MDC). Prior to becoming MDC’s President, Pumariega was appointed the first female and Hispanic chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS). In that role, she designed and implemented strategies to keep college accessible and affordable for Floridians, especially in high-demand job fields. During President Pumariega’s tenure, several of the FCS’s 28 colleges––which serve 800,000 students––rose in the rankings of US News & World Report as well as other national measures. Florida was also named number one in higher education by US News Report.
Dr. John Gunkel, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Strategic Partnerships @Rutgers University-Newark
Dr. Gunkel oversees the university’s academic technology and scheduling offices, summer & winter session, student retention, and institutional effectiveness. In addition, he coordinates the university’s academic labor relations, academic advisement, assessment, and program development. Prior to joining the Rutgers–Newark administration in 2003, Gunkel was a recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship and worked at the American International University of Germany (University of Maryland University College) where he served as Chairperson and as an Assistant Professor. He moved to the Rutgers University – Newark Chancellor’s Office in 2013, where he oversaw the offices of admissions and financial aid, playing a significant role in creating the university’s UndocuRutgers event and the RUN to the TOP scholarship program.