Thurnau

Professor Alford Young, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Sociology and the Department for Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), discusses strategies for helping students develop the complex thinking skills central to learning in the social sciences. Using a variety of course materials and teaching strategies, Professor Young helps students develop their ability to ask good questions, examine their own assumptions, analyze course materials and social structures, and construct well-supported arguments.

 

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Thad Polk, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology, offers practical advice for promoting student engagement in a large gateway courses. He also discusses research findings on student learning that have led him to adopt these innovative teaching strategies.

 

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CRLT congratulates the four U-M faculty members recently honored by the Regents with Arthur F. Thurnau professorships. The awards recognize the following outstanding teachers for their remarkable contributions to undergraduate education here at Michigan:

  • Eric F. Bell, Astronomy
  • Jason De León, Anthropology
  • Jason P. McCormick, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ellen H. Rowe, Music (Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation)

photo of the 6 new thurau professors

More information about each new Thurnau Professor can be found in this University Record article.  
More information about the Thurnau Professorships can be found at this link.

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The U-M Regents have announced six new recipients of the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorships. CRLT congratulates these outstanding teachers on this recognition of their remarkable contributions to undergraduate education here at Michigan. The new Thurnau Professors are:

  • Melissa Gross, Kinesiology and Art & Design
  • Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Anne McNeil, Chemistry
  • Jamie Phillips, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Meg Sweeney, English, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Women's Studies
  • Michael Thouless, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

portraits of the six 2014 Thurnau professors

More information about each new Thurnau Professor can be found in this University Record article. You can also learn about some of their outstanding teaching on the CRLT website. For instance, we feature Melissa Gross's innovative use of online collaboration tools here and Anne McNeil's Wikipedia project here. Congratulations to all of these teachers for this well-deserved honor!

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CRLT congratulates the six U-M faculty members recently honored by the Regents with Arthur F. Thurnau professorships. The awards recognize the following outstanding teachers for their remarkable contributions to undergraduate education here at Michigan:

  • Samuel D. Epstein, Linguistics
  • Martha S. Jones, History and Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Fritz Kaenzig, Music
  • Janie Paul, Art
  • Volker Sick, Mechanical Engineering
  • L. Monique Ward, Psychology

portraits of the six 2013 Thurnau professors

More information about each new Thurnau Professor can be found in this University Record article. We look forward to spotlighting their innovative teaching here on our blog in the coming months. More information about the Thurnau Professorships can be found at this link

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