An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie

Kobo ebook | August 15, 2014

byMary-Ann Winkelmes, Antoinette Burton, Kyle Mays

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An Illinois Sampler presents personal accounts from eighteen faculty members at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, about their research and how it enriches and energizes their teaching. Contributors from the humanities, engineering, social and natural sciences, and other disciplines explore how ideas, methods, and materials merge to lead their students down life-changing paths to creativity, discovery, and solutions. Faculty introduce their classes to work conducted from the Illinois prairie to the farms of Africa, from densely populated cities to dense computer coding, and in so doing generate an atmosphere where research, teaching, and learning thrive inside a feedback loop of education across disciplines.
 
Aimed at alumni and prospective students interested in the university's ongoing mission, as well as current faculty and students wishing to stay up to date on the work being done around them, An Illinois Sampler showcases the best, the most ambitious, and the most effective teaching practices developed and nurtured at one of the world's premier research universities.
 
Contributors are Nancy Abelmann, Flavia C. D. Andrade, Jayadev Athreya, Betty Jo Barrett, Thomas J. Bassett, Hugh Bishop, Antoinette Burton, Lauren A. Denofrio-Corrales, Lizanne DeStefano, Karen Flynn, Bruce W. Fouke, Rebecca Ginsburg, Julie Jordan Gunn, Geoffrey Herman, Laurie Johnson, Kyle T. Mays, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Audrey Petty, Anke Pinkert, Raymond Price, Luisa-Maria Rosu, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Carol Spindel, Mark D. Steinberg, William Sullivan, Richard I. Tapping, Bradley Tober, Agniezska Tuszynska, Bryan Wilcox, Kate Williams, Mary-Ann Winkelmes, and Yi Lu.

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An Illinois Sampler presents personal accounts from eighteen faculty members at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, about their research and how it enriches and energizes their teaching. Contributors from the humanities, engineering, social and natural sciences, and other disciplines explore how ideas, methods, and materials ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 15, 2014Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252096576

ISBN - 13:9780252096570

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