Richard Thomas Selected as Master Teaching Scholar

Professor Rick Thomas will contribute to the improvement of teaching at UIC

Richard Thomas

Professor Richard Thomas, clinical assistant professor of professional development and ethics, has been selected as a Master Teaching Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Learning Communities of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. As part of this program, Professor Thomas will be working with 11 other MTS’s in this campuswide initiative to support UIC faculty’s growth as teachers of our talented and diverse student body, and strengthen the culture of action and reflection related to the improvement of teaching at UIC.

MTSs are peer leaders, anchoring the center’s programming and supporting faculty who seek to strengthen any number of aspects of their teaching practice by becoming center members on a semester basis as Teaching Scholars. MTS’s provide mentoring, consultation, and support to TSs individually and/or in a group setting and contribute to the design and implementation of seminars/workshops on teaching and learning in college classrooms. As an MTS, Professor Thomas will also take turns leading Teaching Conversations among all MTS’s and TS’s, which are also open to all UIC faculty.