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June 11, 2012

Dr. Brenda Tuberville Selected for Teaching Program

Dr. Brenda Tuberville, Assistant Professor of English and Humanities and Coordinator of Developmental Studies at Rogers State University, has been selected as one of 24 participants in the Global Skills for College Completion 2.0 project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tuberville was selected from 150 educators from around the globe to take part in GSCC, which provides developmental writing and math educators a chance to discover their own teaching pattern and improve their practice through a networked community of expert teachers. She will join faculty from 2-year and 4-year institutions for a year-long professional development experience.

The GSCC project involves designing and developing an online faculty development system for community college developmental education instructors in mathematics and English. La Guardia Community College (NY) and Knowledge in the Public Interest, which uses social media to build learning and leadership in education, lead this project with support from The League for Innovation in the Community College, as the fiscal agent.

In the current phase, the program will examine how faculty members use pedagogical patterns to reflect on their instructional practice and set new goals for improving their practice. In the final design phase, SRI will examine how the online database develops over time, and how its resources may be accessed and used in a range of ways, from those requiring minimal time to those more conducive to use within a formal certification program.

Tuberville joined RSU in 2009 as Coordinator of Developmental Studies, where she oversees developmental courses, including a 16-member teaching staff (full- and part-time), a seven-member tutorial staff in the Developmental Studies Tutoring Lab, and budgets and procedures to ensure that developmental students at Rogers State receive the best support possible. She also teaches two developmental writing courses each semester. With RSU Instructor Scott Robert Reed, she co-authored the textbook, "Writing in a New Language: An Introduction to Academic Writing," used in all sections of basic writing taught at RSU.

Tuberville earned her doctoral and master's degrees in Composition and Rhetoric from Texas Christian University and Texas A&M University-Commerce respectively. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Southern Arkansas University.

For more information about GSCC 2.0, visit www.globalskillscc.org.