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Co-Directors and Faculty Associates

  • Nancy Cutler

    Collaborative Co-Director, Deputy CIO for Academic Technology, Information Services

    Nancy works with the Co-Directors and Faculty Associates to develop programming, workshops, and the technology resources to support teaching innovation.  She coordinates many of the academic technology efforts, working with the Instructional Technology Resource Specialists, to support Collaborative projects, CAFEs, the summer faculty workshops, and online course development. In addition to academic technology initiatives, Academic Technology provides resources for media production, graphics, web application development, and the campus cable TV system. 

  • Chris Bachen

    Collaborative Co-Director, Director of Assessment & Associate Professor in Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

    Chris works with other Collaborative colleagues to develop programming, workshops, and other resources related to teaching, learning, and assessment. She coordinates many of the research efforts in the Collaborative, including the impact of redesigned classrooms on teaching and learning, and the pilot project on iPad use in the LEAD program. As Director of Assessment, she works with faculty and programs to design and implement assessments of student learning.

  • Eileen Elrod

    Collaborative Co-Director, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Arts

    Eileen works with Co-Directors and Faculty Associates to imagine and develop new ways to support teaching innovation—in the CAFÉ sessions, in the redesigned summer Teaching and Technology Seminars, in the online DRT site, and in the frequent consultations with colleagues. As Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Eileen offers support to colleagues in their teaching and research roles, and actively seeks additional resources for SCU teaching scholars.

  • Brett Solomon

    Associate Professor, Child Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

    Brett works with the AVP for Faculty Development on supporting under-represented faculty at SCU including the Faculty Women of Color Network, the African American Faculty Network, and the Latino Faculty Group. She also supports classroom diversity and inclusion efforts by collaborating on the VITAL (Vitality in Teaching and Learning) Series which focuses on inclusive teaching at SCU.

  • Julia Voss

    Assistant Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

    Julia is a member of the Faculty Collaborative-sponsored Student Writing and Research Learning (SWiRL) Initiative, an interdisciplinary project to cultivate effective critical thinking, writing, and information literacy pedagogies in writing-intensive courses across the disciplines. This year, ​the ​SWiRL ​team​ leads​ a year-long Faculty Learning Community with faculty from Arts and Sciences and Business in which participants study best practices for assignment design, assessment, and instruction in order to revamp a course, assignment, or unit in a writing-intensive course.

  • Tim Urdan

    Professor, Psychology and Liberal Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

    Tim is working on three initiatives for the Faculty Collaborative. First, he is working with departments to discuss strategies for evaluating teaching validly and effectively. Second, he will lead a Faculty Learning Community in Winter quarter focused on developing quality assessments of student learning (e.g., tests, projects, demonstrations, papers). Third, he meets with a cohort of new faculty periodically. Tim also works with individual faculty on improving their teaching skills.

  • Amy Lueck

    Assistant Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

    Amy has worked on digital teaching initiatives in her own classes and as part of the faculty community working on Digital Humanities at SCU. In her Collaborative Associate role, she supports and provides mentoring on faculty initiatives in technology innovation and teaching, serves as a liaison and consultant with Instructional Technology colleagues, collaborates on faculty programming and planning, particularly for new faculty, and serves as a teaching consultant.

  • Allia Griffin

    Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

    Allia draws on her background as an Ethnic Studies faculty member to support faculty professional development, particularly on issues of inclusive teaching. She helps colleagues deepen their understandings of the importance of classroom climate, anti-racist pedagogies, and how to teach effectively in the context of difference. She is collaboratively creating web resources for faculty seeking to gain understanding of and tools for anti-racist teaching.

  • Lisa Whitfield

    Senior Lecturer, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

    In partnership with the Office of Assessment, Lisa is working on several projects related to undergraduate university learning outcomes, such as quantitative reasoning, written communication, and critical thinking. She designs and implements assessment tools for Collaborative-funded projects, serves as a consultant for assessment of student learning for faculty, and consults on Lecturer professional development, programming and planning.