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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
401.874.5808
boud@ele.uri.edu
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
401.874.9072
dicioccio@uri.edu
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
401.874.4077
jdoerner@uri.edu
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
401.984.9077
jpant@uri.edu
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
401.874.9410
mwaitkun@cox.net
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
cherylf@uri.edu
401.874.4022
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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