2019-20 MUS Teaching Scholars

Activating General Education Through High Impact Practices

As higher education seeks innovative ways to make the college classroom relevant and transformational for students’ intellectual pursuits, future careers, and civic lives, George Kuh’s ten “High Impact Practices” continue to be useful pedagogical tools. To support innovative work in enhancing students’ first experiences in college, the Montana University System is pleased to announce that this year’s theme for the MUS Teaching Scholars program will focus on High Impact Practices (first year seminars; common intellectual experiences; learning communities; writing intensive courses; collaborative assignments; undergraduate research; global learning; ePortfolios; service learning; work-based learning; capstone projects) in general education and introductory coursework. The MUS Teaching Scholars program will recognize and support advancement of teaching and learning that use Kuh’s ten ‘High Impact Practices’ to make early coursework, and general education in particular, exciting, engaging, relevant, and impactful for students.

2019-2020 MUS Teaching Scholars

  • Bethany Blankenship, Professor of English, The University of Montana Western
  • Tien Chih, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Montana State University Billings
  • Christina Di Gangi, Assistant Professor of English, Dawson Community College
  • Lauren Fern, Lecturer and Student Success Coordinator for Mathematics, University of Montana
  • Rebecca Jones, Associate Professor of English, Montana State University
  • Marvin Lansverk, Professor of English, Montana State University
  • Virginia Reeves, Writing and Communications Instructor, Helena College University of Montana
  • Sara Schroeder, Instructor for the English Language Institute, The University of Montana
  • Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of African-American Studies and Professor of History, The University of Montana
  • Darryl Stevens, Chair of History and Humanities, Great Falls College Montana State University
  • Rob Thomas, Regents Professor of Geology, The University of Montana Western
  • Shannon Willoughby, Associate Professor of Physics, Montana State University