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Teaching and Advising

Team members will help you find answers to questions such as: What are some effective strategies for handling large class sizes? Small seminars? What teaching resources are available at URI? How can I incorporate some innovative teaching strategies, like flip classrooms and problem-based learning? How do I manage the learning outcomes assessment procedures? How do I promote class attendance? How do I handle a problematic student? How do I handle plagiarism/cheating? How much advising should I do and what are some advising boundaries I should be aware of? Where can I go with pedagogical issues? Help designing a good syllabus? How can I improve my lecture/presentation skills? What if I have to take a leave in the middle of a semester?

Faculty Guide Name

Areas of Expertise

Faculty Guides Program: Teaching/Advising

Faye Boudreaux-Bartels

Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
Kelley Hall, 4 East Alumni Ave., Kingston, RI 02881

General advice; learning styles; asking questions in classroom to assess learning; advising non-traditional students; STEM classes
Rachel DiCioccio

Rachel Dicioccio

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
210A Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Rd., Kingston, RI 02881

Creating engaging student learning; building mentoring relationships with students; managing difficult student situations; developing teaching style
Jill Doerner

Jill Doerner

Associate Professor, Sociology
507 Chafee Social Science Bldg., 10 Chafee Rd., Kingston, RI 02881

Large/small classes; curriculum and course proposal process; university, college, and major advising (undergraduate); University judicial board member; cheating/plagiarism, hearing; getting students to come to class/participate
John Pantalone

John Pantalone

Assistant Professor of Journalism/Department Chair
101 Rodman Hall, 94 West Alumni Ave., Kingston, RI 02881

Teach many freshmen; teach large classes; integrate real life events with course concepts; improving assignment rubrics; teach writing basics; advising many students; responding to students with special needs
Martha Waitkun

Martha Waitkun

Lecturer of Communication Studies
405 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Rd., Kingston, RI 02881

Undergraduate advising from orientation to graduation at the university, college and departmental level; undeclared student advising; choosing a major; finding ways to create connections between gen-ed courses, major courses and outside experience; building a course plan that integrates learning from varying perspectives; problem solving and trouble-shooting. Faculty Senate University Academic Advising Committee. Teaching many sections of a highly populated gen-ed class that is also a major pre-requisite, finding ways to adapt the material to create relevance to anyone taking it; focus on experiential learning in the classroom and findings ways to take the course content out of the classroom.
Faculty Guides Program: Teaching/Advising

Cheryl Foster

Professor; Associate Director, University Honors Program
300H Lippitt Hall, 5 Lippitt Rd., Kingston, RI 02881

Discovering your style, passion; students not reading; how to ask right questions; efficiency; context of advice-giving; resources
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