KU professor chosen to lead teaching organization for U.S., Canadian universities
A University of Kansas professor has been chosen to be the next leader of an international organization aimed at improving teaching and research practices at universities.
Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas, has been named director of an 11-university consortium known as the Bay View Alliance.
As director, Follmer Greenhoot will lead the organization’s efforts at improving teaching and learning at research universities in the United States and Canada.
The alliance includes KU and 10 other research institutions, including the University of Colorado, UCLA, University of Indiana, University of North Carolina, University of Massachusetts, University of South Florida and several universities in Canada.
Follmer Greenhoot has been an associate director of the alliance since 2018. She said the alliance would work on projects that include improving teaching and learning practices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; ways to improve the evaluation of university instruction; and ways to use curriculum design to advance diversity, equity and inclusion on university campuses.
“All of that work will be crucial as universities regain momentum after the pandemic,” Follmer Greenhoot said. “The BVA is in an excellent position to provide leadership and ideas that improve the way universities approach teaching and learning in a time of constant change.”