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TA Spotlight:

Recent TA Contributions

The following list celebrates the important academic work of Duquesne University graduate students who have contributed to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL).  On this web page, we list presentations, publications, and special honors that adhere to the specific parameters of SOTL, which Hutchings and Shulman (1999) classify as a practice in which "faculty frame and systematically investigate questions related to student learning - the conditions under which it occurs, what it looks like, how to deepen it, and so forth - and do so with an eye not only to improving their own classroom but to advancing practice beyond it."

TA Spotlight Archives

Conference Presentations (most recent first)

Butcher, Ian (English)
"Against Student Evaluations" Countering Contingency: Teaching, Scholarship, and Creativity in the Age of the Adjunct hosted by the Adjunct Faculty Association (April 2013)

Read, Cheryl (English)
"Book History and the Undergraduate Research Paper" Northeast Modern Language Association annual conference. (March 2013) 

Butcher, Ian (English)
"'Why are you making us read this?': African Literature in the Freshman Classroom" African Studies Association Annual Meeting (December 2012)

Gaffey, Michelle (English)
"Looking at Student Sketches and Campus Rooms to Encourage Critical Thinking." Images as Argument Roundtable.  Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference (April 2011) 

Rentschler, Erin M. (English)
"Teaching Narratives of War, Re-Examining the Document."  39th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 (February 2011)

 Gaffey, Michelle (English)
“Faculty of the Future: Voices of the Next Generation,” with K. Patricia Cross Award Recipients.  Association of American Colleges & Universities 97th Annual International Conference (January 2011)

Panutsos, Marcie (English)
"Digital Media and the Devaluation of Grammar."  West Virginia Association of College English Teachers Fall Conference (October 2010)

Rentschler, Erin M. (English)
"(How) Do You Remember? Narratives of the Vietnam War and September 11."  West Virginia Association of College English Teachers Fall Conference (October 2010)

Special Acknowledgment

Gaffey, Michelle (English)
Michelle Gaffey was awarded a 2011 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.  Only eight doctoral students across the country received this award.  Congratulations, Michelle!