Anne Gere awarded Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize*

Professor Anne Gere was recognized for her project “MWrite: Writing to Learn in Large Introductory Courses Across Campus.”

The purpose of the Teaching Innovation Prize is to recognize faculty who have developed innovative approaches to teaching that incorporate creative pedagogies. The prize is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and the University Library. The 2019 recipients will be honored on the opening day of the Enriching Scholarship program on May 6.

Elizabeth Tacke quoted in Chronicle article on career diversity*

Fifth-year JPEE student Elizabeth Tacke was quoted in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education which explores the concept of career diversity training for graduate students.

In the article, Tacke discusses her experience as a student in a new U-M career diversity seminar for graduate students called “Professional Humanities Careers.” The course is taught by two professors who facilitate conversations on the current state of the humanities while also leading pragmatic discussions about employment. Assignments include preparing sample job packets, profiling nonprofit organizations, and conducting interviews with PhD holders who are not teaching at colleges and universities.

Tacke praises “the great hands-on assignments” in this class and found that her coursework was “immediately applicable to navigating the nonacademic job market.” The class changed her professional perspective as well, and she says that it helped her to see that the academic and nonacademic worlds are connected in “real, concrete ways.”

Anne Ruggles Gere honored as a Michigan Professor of the Year*