Information Update - Spring 2008

CTLE Update

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence has been growing at a rapid rate in its services for students and faculty. It has now become apparent that an Associate Director is needed to safeguard the smooth daily operations of the Eugeniu GrigorescuCenter. While we were unable to secure a new position for this task, I am happy to report to you that Eugeniu Grigorescu has agreed to add these responsibilities to his current activities as Instructional Curriculum Designer.
Eugeniu joined the University in September 1998 as the Instructional Technologist. In that position, he worked with technology to enhance educational offerings and various campus classrooms. Eugeniu was the Blackboard administrator when the system was first introduced to the University community. Since February 2004, he has been serving as the Instructional Curriculum Designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
In that capacity, he worked closely with faculty members to develop sound instructional strategies and delivery methods based on leading learning theories in the field.
Eugeniu earned his B.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Instructional Technologies from Bloomsburg University. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Penn State University.
On December 6, 2007, the CTLE hosted the awards dinner for the O’Hara and Rose Kelly Awards recognizing students for their academic achievements. The Kelly Awards also recognize outstanding teachers students have encountered during their high school years.
On January 17, 2008, The CTLE organized an appreciation dinner for part-time faculty to recognize the important contributions of Adjunct Professors to the University of Scranton. Dale Giuliani, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of English, delivered a very humorous and inspiring after-dinner talk. Everyone agreed that these dinners provide a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to meet each other and celebrate themselves as a community.
The Center has been extraordinarily busy with providing opportunities for tutoring, consultations, and accommodations for students with special needs. During the fall term, we received nearly one thousand requests for peer tutors, provided some five hundred consultations for academic writing and provided in excess of 800 accommodations in tests and exams for students with special needs.

André Oberlé,
Director of CTLE