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Laurier languages and literatures professor Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
The STLHE is a national association of academics focused on the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. Its members comprise faculty and teaching and learning resource professionals from 60 post-secondary institutions across Canada.
“This is a new and exciting challenge that will offer me the opportunity to have a large-scale impact on issues related to teaching and learning,” said Rowinsky-Geurts. “I’m proud to represent Laurier and it was an honour to be selected.”
In February of this year, Rowinsky-Geurts was the recipient of the STLHE-sponsored 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Canada's only national, interdisciplinary teaching award, which recognizes teaching excellence as well as educational leadership.
During her four-year tenure on the STLHE’s board of directors, Rowinsky-Geurts hopes to reconnect the divide between being a researcher and a teacher. The STLHE’s annual conference, taking place in June 2009, will explore this and other tensions that pull instructors and faculty in different directions.