MAILED: Sept. 19, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Two University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty members have been selected to participate in
faculty development programs for gifted teachers in the UW System.
Lee Anna Rasar, associate professor of allied health
professions, was appointed as a 2001-02 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar, and Christy
Carello, assistant professor of biology, was appointed as a 2001-02 Wisconsin
Wisconsin Teaching Scholars are selected from among
outstanding System faculty and academic staff who have over 10 years of teaching
experience. The pilot program gives participants the opportunity at mid-career
to contemplate the nature of their own teaching and their students’ learning
and develops a network of gifted teachers from throughout the UW System.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows are selected from System
faculty and academic staff in their first six years of college teaching who
display strong potential to become outstanding teachers at the undergraduate
level. They attend various workshops throughout the year to share teaching
strategies and develop their teaching skills.
“UW-Eau Claire is proud to have these two faculty
members represent the university in these System programs,” Provost Ron Satz
said. “They clearly exemplify the quality in instruction that is a mark of
excellence for our university.”
Rasar, who joined UW-Eau Claire’s music therapy faculty
in 1990, received UW-Eau Claire’s Excellence in Service Award in 1997 in
recognition of activities outside the classroom that promote excellence in
education and improve the university’s public image. As a teacher she has
inspired many students, taking her educational role beyond the classroom. Some
of these contributions have been recognized with special awards including the
1994 Student Recognition Award and a 1995-96 Wisconsin Teaching Fellowship for
her innovative teaching techniques.
Carello, who joined the biology faculty in 1999, teaches
comparative anatomy and animal biology courses. Her area of expertise is
comparative vertebrate locomotion, and she is currently working on the
energetics and limb kinematics of incline running in mammals and birds. While a
graduate student at the University of Colorado, she was cited for the best
student paper by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.
Rasar and Carello will attend various workshops
throughout the coming year with other participants in the programs to hone their
teaching skills and understanding of student learning.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 19, 2001