Co-instructors Michelle Henry-Stanley and Donna Spannaus-Martin wanted to teach about genetic recombination using a tactile, hands-on educational tool. They connected with our Makerspace staff to produce low-cost sets of 3D printed immunoglobulin gene segments to support new ways of teaching and learning and meet their active learning goals.
The Faculty Commons is a gathering place for interprofessional development, discussion, and innovation. It connects instructors with a broad community of librarians, instructional designers, teaching experts, and technology leaders in support of educational goals.
U of M instructors can visit the Faculty Commons to:
- explore new technologies,
- practice active learning and other educational teaching techniques,
- create course content,
- engage in interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration,
- and attend workshops to support teaching and learning across the health sciences disciplines.
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Recent Faculty Commons news
Teresa Bisson works with the Bio-Medical Library to bring Virtual Reality to her neurorehabilitation classroom where students are immersed in a virtual experience. Through active learning, Bisson’s students are becoming thoughtful users of technology and leaders in a new health care environment.
As a radiology resident, Mickey Hafertepe has gained insights into the challenge of translating health information into medical practice. Learn how Hafertepe is using 3D printing to help students understand spatial relationships of medical imaging when viewing 3D anatomy on a 2D screen.
Elizabeth Wattenberg, Ph.D., is training students at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam who seek to integrate public health practices into their work. Wattenberg joined with the Libraries to create the “Free Access Public Health” website, providing one-stop access to vetted resources that can support public health students and practitioners wherever they call home.
Emerging Technology and Innovation Strategist
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Phillips-Wangensteen Building — Room 5-150
The Faculty Commons is closed until further notice due to the University's response to COVID-19. The University Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule.