Assistant Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences

CMU-Q’s Mohamed Bouaouina named 2019-20 Wimmer Faculty Fellow

Mohamed Bouaouina, who is an assistant teaching professor of biological sciences at CMU-Q, has been selected as one of the 2019-20 Wimmer Faculty Fellows at Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation. The program is designed for faculty members interested in enhancing their teaching.

Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center is a resource for faculty members to help them develop and enhance teaching. The Eberly Center distills the research on learning and provides faculty members with support to design and implement meaningful educational experiences for their students.

As a Wimmer Faculty Fellow, Bouaouina will focus on the CMU-Q cell biology course in the spring 2020 semester. This course builds on previous concepts, and students can find it challenging to recall relevant prior knowledge and connect concepts across courses.

Bouaouina will design and integrate an introductory sequence of online learning modules for key cellular processes. The modules will act as a companion resource to activate prior knowledge and provide additional practice to support student learning.

The Wimmer program, now in its 14th year, is supported by a grant from the Wimmer Family Foundation. This grant provides a stipend to each fellow to acknowledge the intellectual work it takes to be an effective educator.

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