Dr. Cynthia Korpan is an adjunct professor in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria (former Director of Teaching Excellence). Cynthia has 20 years of experience, expertise, and research into the learning process of graduate students and early career faculty learning how to teach in the academic workplace.
In those 20 years, Cynthia developed a robust curriculum for teaching assistants (TA) that spanned their graduate career. This began with support for their first TA assignment with centrally based programming that was augmented by department-specific peer mentors. Now in its 10th year, Cynthia developed the curriculum for the two-year graduate certificate credit program for PhD students called Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE), teaching the second-year two-term capstone course of the program, since its inception. Most recently, Cynthia designed and taught the curriculum for the President’s Fellowship in Research-Enriched Teaching, whereby ABD PhD students receive $10,000.00 to research-enrich a course in their discipline and subsequently teach it. For instructors, Cynthia developed a flexible multi-modal curriculum that included many programs, such as the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) program, and a three-part faculty program called Faculty Institute of Teaching that addressed all aspects of course design, teaching documentation, scholarship of teaching and learning, peer observations, and educational leadership.
Cynthia currently holds the role of coordinator for the 3M National Student Fellowship, and sits on the executive of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Canada group, both affiliated with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Currently, she is the lead on an international research collective called Beyond the Obvious, investigating what was learned from the pandemic about in-person and online spaces that can be applied to meetings and conferences. Lastly, in 2016, Cynthia was honoured with the inaugural Educational Developer’s Leadership Award.
Tim Au-Yeung is currently the Online Learning Systems Administrator for the University of Windsor. He oversees the Brightspace Learning Management System and supervises full and part time LMS students in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. He holds a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Windsor. He also holds the designation of Ontario Certified Teacher from the Ontario College of Teachers.
Sarah is in her second year of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at the university of Windsor. She is currently working at CTL as a Student Learning Management System (LMS) Project Assistant. Sarah joined CTL as an ignite student to help the CTL team with supporting the learning management system (LMS) D2L Brightspace. Her role involves testing, documenting, and collaborating on various projects involving the new LMS. She is also responsible for offering live/in-person support via Brightspace Drop-in and collaborating on various projects.
Jim Wittebols is professor and director of graduate studies in the Political Science department. He taught media literacy at Niagara University for 15 years before coming to Windsor. Before venturing into information literacy as a research topic, his research focused on promotional culture, television and soap opera storytelling, and the politics of popular culture. He regards understanding the information environment as crucial to our lives as students/professors, consumers and citizens.
Robert Oates is an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor, where he has developed anatomy lab activities for first-year students in collaboration with faculty and peers.
Emma Drouillard is an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. She is interested in anatomy as she wants to be a physiotherapist. As a student in the Outstanding Scholars program, she has assisted in the development of diverse anatomy images as a part of the Human Anatomy Instructional Practices Project.
Bradley D. Mangham is an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. He is an Outstanding Scholar with research interests in anatomy instruction and education.
Kalina Georgieva is an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. She is interested in research in anatomy curriculum development, and as an Outstanding Scholars student, has contributed to designing anatomy lab activities and developing curricula for first-year Kinesiology students.
Megan Murtagh is an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. She is an Outstanding Scholar who has experience designing anatomy course and lab curricula for both face-to-face and online delivery to first-year Kinesiology students.