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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire Faculty Members To Participate
In Programs for Gifted Teachers
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 Teaching Fellow.
         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.

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Updated: Sept. 19, 2001