The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored fifteen Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and twelve Foundations Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Spring Ceremony on Friday, May 1 from 3:30-5:00 in the Level 2 Gallery (second floor, Pius Library).
Long-time board member and professor in the School of Social Work, Dr. Sue Tebb, began the ceremony by sharing a reflection on teaching with the recipients, friends, and family in attendance. Following the reflection, and then the presentation of the certificates, we also honored three Reinert Center Advisory Board members who are leaving us at the end of the semester: Kasi Williamson, Shawn Nordell, and Darina Sargeant.
This semester’s Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients are Sara Barnett, Melissa Chapnick, Kene Chukwuanu, M.D., Wootae Chun, Shahida Priscilla Rice, Arilova Randrianasolo, Hashir Saeed, Alexey Semenov, Matthew Siebert, Ph.D., Sean Smith, Nicole Summers, Jacob Van Sickle, Xiaoying Wang, Kevin Wenzel, and Maureen Wikete Lee.
The recipients of the Foundations Certificate are Areej Almehdar, Hernan Barenboim, Rachelle Barina, Alexandria Boyer, Andrea Burr, Carolyn Clark, Katie Davis, Christine Guarino, Joshua Mather, Valentina Penalba, Lindsey Riley, and Emily Trancik.
The requirements for the Certificate in University Teaching Skills are themselves learning experiences that help participants to make deliberate and intentional choices about teaching. Friday’s ceremony will acknowledge the time and commitment these participants gave to earning one of the Certificates. For more information about our certificates visit https://www.slu.edu/cttl/certificate-program/certificate-in-university-teaching-skills-overview.php.
“Reflections on Teaching” by Sue Tebb: