Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics has joined the Office of Teaching and Learningas a faculty teaching fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Faculty teaching fellows provide support and leadership with teaching and learning in collaboration with the director of the Office of Teaching and Learning to advance a culture of learning improvement at NDSU.
Wachenheim will develop knowledge and skills in promoting student learning, develop instructional materials, share expertise to support use of best practices in NDSU classes, and provide guidance to the director and staff of the Office of Teaching and Learning.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to grow as a teacher and help others do the same,” Wachenheim said. “The Office of Teaching and Learning is dedicated to providing opportunities for faculty, staff and graduate students to become better teachers and to improve student learning, and I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of this. NDSU is definitely a student-centered institution.”
She intends to introduce pedagogical research, also known as Scholarship of Teaching, to interested faculty through instruction and mentoring. She will facilitate a group working on a pedagogical research project proposed by participant mentees. An initial session to share ideas and brainstorm will be followed by group and individual mentoring as participant research projects are developed and implemented.
She also will write a regular teaching blog.
Wachenheim teaches introductory economics, agricultural finance, real estate and agricultural sales.
NDSU’s Office of Teaching and Learning creates and shares best practices to enhance inclusive learning and teaching.