Faculty take part in ACU's first
Summer Faculty Institute


For immediate release
June 12, 2001

Twelve Abilene Christian University faculty members are in the midst of ACU's first Summer Faculty Institute this week focusing on integrating active learning strategies in collegiate courses.

Dr. Paul Lakey, professor of communication and scholar-in-residence, and Raye Lakey, director of instructional development, are coordinating the Summer Institute, which concludes on Friday.

The 12 participants were nominated by their department chairs and deans to focus on the active learning theme.

"Some of our very best faculty members have elected to be a part of the Adams Center Summer Institute this year," said Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen, ACU provost. "It's a small group of faculty members who have come together to study, develop new skills and learn from one another."

Participants include Mimi Barnard, Denise Barnett, Orneita Burton, Mark Hamilton, Mary Etta Hobbs, Dr. Loretta Long, Dr. Kim Pamplin, Dr. Ted Presley, Sean Ridge, Dwight Robarts, Dr. Tim Sensing and Dr. Jonathan Wade.

"One of the characteristics of ACU faculty members is they are eager to learn new approaches to teaching and learning," VanRheenen said. "This group exemplifies that characteristic." 

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