A search committee charged with finding a permanent director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) will begin its initial interviews with candidates this spring.
The search committee has been working closely with David Mead-Fox of Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm, and has reached out to members of the Simmons community to better understand the needs of the CET and the qualities and competencies that will lead to success for its director.
The CET was launched last August and is currently led by Interim Director Barbara Walvoord, who has founded four centers for teaching excellence in her career as an educator. The Associate Director is Patricia Elam. The CET is part of the Strategy 2015 initiative to strengthen the undergraduate college and offers valuable resources for faculty including seminars, workshops, and forums where they can exchange ideas with colleagues and test new teaching methods. The CET also works with Simmons Technology, the library, and other offices to help faculty integrate technology, information literacy, and other tools into their courses.
CET Director Search Committee Members:
Margaret Hanni, CAS, Chair
Gary Bailey, SSW, Vice Chair
Charlene Berube, SNHS
Allan Blume, CAS
Daphne Harrington, Library Director
Mary Wilkins Jordan, GSLIS
Gerald Koocher, Provost’s Office
Debra Orr, Technology
Mary Shapiro, SOM
Lisa Smith-McQueenie, Student Life