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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Students Asked to Share Positive
Teaching/Learning Experiences
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MAILED: March 3, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will have a chance to share information about teaching and learning experiences that have been particularly meaningful to them, information that will be shared in the hopes of inspiring all faculty to continue to find new ways to connect with students.
"We want to get positive feedback from students about the kinds of teaching styles that have worked for them," said Keri Wiskow, president of the Golden Key National Honor Society, the student organization leading the project. "We want to get the student voice into the conversation about what makes a good teaching and learning experience. Students might talk about anything from using technology in the classroom to advising to special projects. We're looking for anything that has been a good experience for the student."
Members of the Golden Key National Honor Society — which is calling its project Excellence in Teaching And Learning on Kampus, or E-TALK — will survey UW-Eau Claire students March 15 to gather stories about the best teaching experiences they've had as students at UW-Eau Claire. Surveys will be distributed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Blugold Room, Little Niagara and lobbies of Davies Center, and in the cafeteria in Hilltop Center. The survey also will be available on the Web at uwec.edu/academic/net/net.
The survey is the kick off of a larger project, the American Association of Higher Education's Carnegie Teaching Academy Campus Conversations program. UW-Eau Claire's Network for Excellence in Teaching Council is affiliated with the Campus Conversations program and is supporting the Golden Key's survey project.
"The Campus Conversations program's goal is to continuously gather positive feedback from students about teaching styles that worked for them," said Wiskow, a senior accounting major from St. Charles, Minn. "The next step will be to pull the information together and find ways to pass the information on to faculty. We hope that faculty will then use some of the ideas to enhance their own teaching."
For more information about the E-TALK project, contact Wiskow at wiskowkj@uwec.edu, Dr. Ronald Mickel at mickelre@uwec.edu or Dr. Cynthia Gray-Mash at grayca@uwec.edu. Or call the University Honors office at (715) 836-3621.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: March 3, 2000