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The Future of Online and Blended Learning

Wednesday, October 31st |  8:30-10:30 A.M.  |  HHS 1711  |  Main Campus 

This session will discuss using innovation and technology to deliver online and blended courses. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of immersive technology and Quality Matters standards. (Print an event flyer here.)

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SturveDr. Claire Stuve
Dr. Stuve is the Curriculum Developer & Technology Researcher for University College. Her responsibilities include developing research-based curriculum that incorporates emerging technologies and evaluating data on newly created and redeveloped courses. Claire’s research interests include using technology to foster engagement and applying the principles of quality course design. She is a campus liaison for New Media Consortium and a Quality Matters Certified Master Reviewer. She is an adjunct instructor in University College and The Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

KucharewskiDr. Ruthie Kucharewski 

Dr. Kucharewski has an extensive background in Recreation and Recreation Therapy. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and received educational certification in grades K-12.  Dr. Kucharewski received a Masters of Education degree from the University of Toledo in Leisure Studies and was awarded a doctorate degree from Bowling Green State University in Communication.  Professor Kucharewski has received numerous awards for Outstanding Woman, Outstanding Teacher, Recreation Educator of the Year and in January 2016 she was presented with the DiAnne Masztak Award for supporting online learning in a distinguished fashion and for her commitment to online teaching.  In late Spring 2016, Dr. Kucharewski became one of only three individuals at the University of Toledo to earn the online Master Teacher certification. 

Dr. Kucharewski previously served as Chair of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and is a Professor at the University of Toledo.  She is the Director of the Recreation and Recreation Therapy programs, and the Project Administrator of the two-time award winning National Youth Sports Program at the University of Toledo.   Dr. Kucharewski became the Chair of the newly created School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in the new College of Health and Human Services in 2016.

Dr. Kucharewski is also an online course Reviewer for Quality Matters, an independent company that reviews online courses based on a series of quality indicators and provides feedback to colleges and universities.  In 2017 Dr. Kucharewski became a Quality Matters Master Reviewer for online learning courses.


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Measuring and Communicating Your Research Impact

Tuesday, November 27th  | 9:00-11:00 a.m. | HHS 1711 | Main campus

This session will discuss measuring and communicating research impact as it relates to journal impact, author impact, and article impact. A demonstration on how to secure such measures and contextualize them in a promotion/tenure dossier will be provided.

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CaseDr. Beau Case
Beau Case is Dean of University Libraries and Director of the University of Toledo Press. He has over thirty years of experience working in libraries and museums. Previously, he held library positions at UCLA, Indiana University, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan, as well as museum positions in California and in Michigan. His undergraduate work was in comparative literature and his graduate work in information science and in education.


IngersolDr. Christopher D. Ingersol
Dr. Ingersoll is the Vice Provost for Health Science Affairs and  Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at The University of Toledo and a licensed and certified athletic trainer. He earned his BS in Sportsmedicine from Marietta College (OH), his MA in Athletic Training at Indiana State University, and his PhD in Biomechanics at The University of Toledo. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. Ingersoll previously served as  Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Athletic Training and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and served as the 3rd President of the NATA Research & Education Foundation. He has authored or coauthored over 165 peer-reviewed publications, 300+ presentations at scientific meetings, and more than 85 invited presentations or symposia in the areas of Sports Medicine, Athletic Training and Neuroscience.


Developing your Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, December 5th  |  12:00 (noon) - 2:00 p.m.  |  CL 1005  |  Main Campus

Great leaders move us by tapping into a basic human characteristic—our emotions. Research has shown that exceptional leaders and managers are not just smart or lucky, but more frequently rely on their emotional intelligence. This session will introduce the essence of emotional intelligence and research on the efficacy of emotional intelligence.  A model of specific emotional intelligence competencies and a framework for developing emotional intelligence will be presented.  In addition, applications of emotional intelligence to the workplace will be discussed through video cases. (Print an event flyer here.)

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HopkinsDr. Margaret M. (Miggy) Hopkins
Dr. Hopkins is a Professor of Management in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo, teaching leadership and management to Executive MBA, MBA, and upper-level undergraduate students.  Her area of expertise is leadership and leadership development, including emotional intelligence, gender and leadership, and executive coaching.  She has published in a wide range of journals, and serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Organizational Psychology and on the Career Development International editorial board.  She earned her masters’ and doctoral degrees in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and her undergraduate degree from Boston College. 



Forum overview

The Future of Higher Education Forums is coordinated by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the University Teaching Center. This program seeks participation and expertise of UT faculty in providing a platform for conversation on various topics such as student success, time management, becoming student ready, emotional intelligence, demystifying tenure and promotion, creating an inclusive classroom, setting your research agenda and crisis management. While these are just some examples of the Future of Higher Education Forum topics, we encourage submission of proposals in diverse areas and on subjects of interest to a variety of faculty, staff and administrators. It is the intent of the program to have UT faculty from various disciplines who bring substantial knowledge and experience to a topic to present and lead discussions.

Program proposals for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted through October 5th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline. Program proposals should plan for 1 hour of lecture and up to an additional 1 hour for brainstorming and conversation. The overall session should identify a clear target audience and method of instruction, and provide at least 2 learning objectives. It is encouraged, but not required, to have an activity as part of the program. Each selected applicant will receive a $250 stipend following their presentation to be used for professional development.

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Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Office of the Provost and will be selected based on adherence to application guidelines and overall quality, topic, and availability of the faculty member to present on scheduled forum date(s). 

If you need further information, please contact Dr. Amy Thompson, Interim Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs at


Last Updated: 10/18/18