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March 15, 2022

ICVA Staff Member Co-Authors Textbook

Dr. Courtney Vengrin, Senior Director of Assessment, is the co-author and co-editor of the new book, “Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty”.  The textbook, which provides insights and strategies for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring post-secondary students, will be available in early March.    

Dr. Vengrin authored the chapter "Engaging the Fear: How to Utilize Student Evaluations, Accept Feedback, and Further Teaching Practice". This chapter focuses on student assessments of teaching and how faculty can best use this assessment data to improve all facets of their teaching practice and how this assessment data connects to larger department level assessments and evaluations of teaching.

This work will be made available as an Open Educational Resource (OER), which provides university instructors free access to high-quality teaching materials. Copies are available as free downloads or e-books at