RC 20/20

First Mentor, then Measure, Teaching Effectiveness

Gwen Gorzelsky, Executive Director of The Institute for Teaching and Learning, Colorado State University

Zinta Byrne, Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University

Matt Hickey, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Chair of the Faculty Council Committee on Teaching and Learning, Colorado State University

Jennifer Todd, Instructional Designer, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), Colorado State University

Tonya Buchan, Instructional Designer, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), Colorado State University

Karen Falkenberg, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), Colorado State University

Debora A. Colbert, Director of Professional Development at The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Co-Director of the CSU Center For Mindfulness, Colorado State University

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Gwen Gorzelsky

Gwen Gorzelsky is Executive Director of The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Professor of English at Colorado State University (CSU). To foster effective learning and teaching at CSU, TILT provides students with academic and co-curricular support and supports faculty through professional development, course and curriculum redesigns, Departmental Action Teams, and assistance with learning-related research. Dr. Gorzelsky is the PI on an Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware grant awarded by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities. She studies writing development and instruction and has published in College Composition and Communication, College English, and other venues.

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Matt Hickey

is a Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar with faculty appointments in Health and Exercise Science (primary), Food Science and Human Nutrition (joint) and Biomedical Sciences (joint). His academic training is in the life sciences, having completed his PhD in Human Bioenergetics at Ball State University in 1993, and post-doctoral training in biochemistry and exercise science at East Carolina University from 1993–1997. He joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1997, and has served on the IRB for nearly 15 years, including the past 14 years as IRB chair.

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Zinta Byrne

Zinta Byrne is Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Colorado State University and expert in employee engagement.