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Pearce elected to regional board of directors for college teaching and learning

 Dr. Kristi L. Pearce
Pearce

Dr. Kristi L. Pearce, Black Hills State University associate vice president for Academic Affairs, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning. Her term will begin July 1, 2009.

Established in 1981, The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning is a regional organization with national outreach to support and promote outstanding college teaching and learning. The organization is comprised of more than 100 diverse institutions in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, historically black colleges and universities, and tribal colleges as well as affiliate members from across the nation.

According to the announcement about Pearce’s appointment, “The Committee was impressed with Dr. Pearce’s record of accomplishments in faculty development throughout her career and her overall commitment to improving college teaching and learning.”

Known for its emphasis on practical, research-based instruction strategies, The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning strives to help colleges and universities excel in educating students for the 21st century. Goals of the collaboration include: building capacity to remain vibrant, competitive providers of education in a rapidly changing global environment; developing and retaining proficient faculty and staff to further student learning; and meeting key institutional needs that draw from a comprehensive, cost effective package of programs to support the advancement of college teaching and learning.

BHSU has been a member of The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning since its inception. Three years ago the collaboration established an annual award in memory of the late Dr. Stewart Bellman, former BHSU professor of humanities, in recognition of his leadership role in faculty development. Bellman wrote the first Bush Foundation faculty development grant more than 25 years ago for BHSU. Pearce says she is honored to continue his work with The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning.

Pearce received her master’s degree in counseling and her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of South Dakota. She has worked at BHSU since 1992.

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