Alex Ramirez, Chair of the CELT Advisory Board is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM)and Interim Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ramirez suggests to “Show students that you care. Listen to their concerns/comments. Listening does not imply agreement or that the student is always right; it just provides an opportunity for you to hear their perspective. Reply to their emails promptly even if it is a simple acknowledgment that you received their message. This will keep communication channels open; which will ultimately help you become better and will greatly impact students’ life and learning.”
Further, he says “Get to know CELT right away. CELT can help you pave a good, solid path to success so the earlier you can get to know them and their resources, the easier it will be for you.”
In particular, Dr. Ramirez recommends the CELT Teaching and Learning Academy. Having an academy helps develop a peer group of faculty in other departments in which you can share ideas and learn from their experiences; individuals which otherwise you may not have ever interacted with. This program is an obvious top choice!