Featured Faculty in Academic Affairs Newsletter

Joan Curry

Featured Faculty: Joan Curry, Associate Professor, Soil/Water and Environmental Science
Joan Curry is an exemplary UA instructor dedicated to evidence-based teaching pedagogy. The Profile of a Successful CLS Instructor,often used to help faculty find ways to become more effective instructors, might have been written about Joan. She joins Faculty Learning Communities, participates in professional development opportunities, develops quality learning tasks and capitalizes on the features of the Collaborative Learning Spaces. To help her students be more successful, she employs teaching strategies such as frequent quizzing and prompt feedback. She also mentors her colleagues in their efforts to adopt evidence-based teaching strategies. During the AESS Conference,which was hosted by UA in June 2017, Joan moderated a discussion about Collaborative Learning Spaces in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies General Education courses. Fantastic work Joan!