CTL Instructional Awards- Innovative and Out of Class Teaching: Kristin Brzeski (CFRES), Melanie Kueber Watkins (CEGE)
The Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning will recognize Kristin Brzeski (CFRES) and Melanie Kueber Watkins (CEGE) as co-recipients of the CTL Instructional Award for Innovative or Out of Class Teaching on Thursday, September 29 at 3:45. They were selected for the award after being nominated via the Deans’ Teaching Showcase during the spring 2022 semester.
Brzeski’s award presentation: Integrating regional natural resource partners into lab and field based learning
Abstract: Dr. Kristin Brzeski will share her experiences developing and funding a field and wet-lab based component in her wildlife courses. In this presentation, Dr. Brzeski will emphasize how she integrates partnerships with the MI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) into her instruction, where students generate data that is presented directly to DNR biologists. Through this process, students get hands-on field and lab based training while actively participating in the process of translating research for applied management. Students also get tips and advice for advancing their careers with land-management organizations such as the DNR.
Watkins’ award presentation: Collaborative Classroom Cloud Computing
Abstract: Dr. Watkins will highlight her use of project-based learning to enhance student computing skills and job preparedness. Her approach involved integrating new concepts and skills into courses for 2D hydraulic modeling with lidar data, including Linux scripting.
This event will be in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt Library