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Deborah Allen

New center director

Deborah Allen named director of Center for Educational Effectiveness


10:53 a.m., Jan. 3, 2012--Deborah Allen, University of Delaware associate professor of biology, has been appointed director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CFEE), the provost’s office announced today. 

“Prof. Allen brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the center, and she will be a tremendous asset to our goals of advancing educational assessment on campus,” said Deputy Provost Nancy Brickhouse.

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CFEE is a programmatic collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA).

As director, Allen will oversee projects and activities centered on teaching, learning and assessment, which include: 

  • Conducting the UD Teaching, Learning and Assessment ePortfolio Initiative.
  • Supporting internal grant opportunities that further the collaborative missions of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Participating in the national Connect to Learning grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education.
  • Distributing information about pertinent instructional and assessment issues to the UD community of scholar-teachers.
  • Sponsoring on-campus events and workshops pertaining to teaching, learning and assessment.

The University of Delaware is one of 21 institutions nationwide to be awarded a three-year Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement and Student Success subcontract to strengthen best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy. The CTL, OEA and Information Technologies-Client Support and Services staff will participate in this scholarly ePortfolio community. 

About Deborah Allen

Deborah Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research interests include the design, implementation, and assessment of courses/curricula using active, collaborative learning strategies and the creation of problem-based learning problems and materials. She is a founding leader of UD's Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education and recipient of the 1999 certificate of excellence, TIAA-CREF Theodore Hesburgh award.

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