Faculty Fusion: Hot Topics with the TLC

Need help transitioning out of holiday mode before the Spring semester? Looking for ways to keep Winter class momentum rolling? Register today for Faculty Fusion!

  • When: January 17, 2024 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Where: The Foundation
  • What: An in-person set of three interactive panels covering hot topics to help you prepare for the new semester.

Each session will include 30 minutes of presentation from a panel of WCU faculty experts, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A and table conversations with your peers. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Panel Details

Pedagogy of Care: Supporting Mental Health through Instructional Practices

  • Robert Powers, Instructor of English
  • Rebecca Rich, Assistant Professor of Health
  • Brittany Severino, Assistant Professor of Special Education

Using AI for Teaching

  • Andy Famiglietti, Assistant Professor of English
  • Adam Rainear, Assistant Professor of Communication & Media
  • Eryn Travis, Assistant Professor of Communication & Media

Addressing Micro-Aggressions in the Classroom

  • Zeinab Baba, Assistant Professor of Health
  • Orkideh Mohajeri, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Simon Ruchti, Associate Professor of Philosophy