Deandra Little

Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of English
Belk Pavilion-Teaching&Learning 103
2610 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
dlittle@elon.edu (336) 278-5205

Education

Ph.D., English Literature, Vanderbilt University

M.A., English Literature, Vanderbilt University                      

B.A., English and German, Samford University                         

Employment History

2012-13   Associate Professor and Associate Director, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia

2009-12   Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia

2003-09   Assistant Professor and Faculty Consultant, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia

2001-03   Lecturer, English Department and Women's Studies Program, Vanderbilt University

Publications

Selected Refereed Articles

Little, D. (2014) Reflections on the Scholarship of Educational Development. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development. Vol 33(1): 1-13.  

Felten, Peter, D. Little, Leslie Orquist-Ahrens, Michael Reder (2013) Program planning, prioritizing, and improvement: A simple heuristic. To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional and Organizational Development. Vol 32.

Palmer, Michael S. & D. Little (2013) Tomorrow’s professor today: Tracking perceptions of preparation for future faculty competencies. To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional and Organizational Development. Vol 32.

Little, D. & David A. Green (2012) Betwixt and between? Academic developers in the margins. International Journal for Academic Development, Special Issue: Political Geographies in Academic Development. 17:3, 203-215.

Green, D.A. & D. Little (2011) Academic Development on the Margins. Studies in Higher Education. Advance Online Publication. DOI:10.1080/03075079.2011.583640.

Little, D. & M. S. Palmer (2011). A Coaching-based Framework for Individual Consultations. In J. Miller & J. Groccia (Eds.), To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional and Organizational Development. Vol 29: 102-115.

 

Edited Books or Book Chapters

Little, D., Peter Felten & Chad Berry, co-editors (2015) Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy Across the Disciplines, a volume of New Directions in Teaching and Learning, no. 141.

Fraser, Gertrude and D. Little (2013) Talking about Writing: Critical Dialogues on Supporting Faculty Writers. In A. Geller and M. Eodice (Eds) Working with Faculty Writers. Utah State University Press.

Little, D. & M. Palmer (2012). Training Instructional Consultants to Use a Coaching Framework. In K. T. Brinko (Ed). Practically Speaking: A Sourcebook for Instructional Consultants in Higher Education. 2nd edition. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Presentations

Recent Conference Presentations

Green, David A. and D. Little. (Oct 2014) Academic baggage? The influence of prior disciplines on academic developers’ engagement with research. International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, CA.

Green, David A. and D. Little. (July 2014) The ghost of disciplines past: Educational developers and intersecting identities. Academic Identities Conference, Durham, UK. *co-prepared presentation, but did not attend conference.

Green, David A. and D. Little. (June 2014) “I Come From Research.” Educational Developers’ Identities As Academics. International Conference of Educational Developers (ICED), Stockholm, Sweden.

Felten, Peter, Michael Reder, Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens, D. Little. (June 2014) Defining Effective Educational Development In Changing Contexts: A Heuristic. ICED. Stockholm, Sweden.

Bach, Dorothe, Karen K. Inkelas, Josipa Roksa, Deandra Little, Kerrin Riewerts, Petra Weiss, Jill Jones (June 2014) Introducing And Assessing Learner-Centered Principles To And Among The Next Generation Of College Professors. ICED. Stockholm, Sweden.

D. Little, C. Meixner, M. Palmer and K. Plank (2013, November) Beyond the box: Creativity and Assessment in Educational Development. 38th Annual POD Network in Higher Ed Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

D.A. Green and D. Little (2013, November) Finding Your Comfort Zone in the Scholarship of Educational Development. 38th Annual POD Network in Higher Ed Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

D. Little, and D. A. Green (2013, October) SOTL around the edges: Marginality, disciplinarity, and the difficulty of “fit.”  ISSOTL, Raleigh, NC

D. Little. (2013, January) Building Collaborations from In-between Places: Faculty Developers' Roles Leading Institutional Change, pre-conference workshop, American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting.

D. A. Green and D. Little (2012, December) Negotiating competing visions: Educational development in the strange middle ground. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference. Newport in South Wales, UK.

D. Little and D. A. Green (2012, October) Take Up Your Pen: Deepening the Scholarship of Educational Development. 37th Annual Professional & Organizational Development Network Conference, Seattle, WA.

P. Felten, D. Little, L. Ortquist-Ahrens, M. Reder (2012, October) Prioritizing Your Center’s Time and Resources to Meet 21st-Century Demands. 37th Annual Professional & Organizational Development Network Conference, Seattle, WA.

D. Little and D. A. Green (2012, June) Marginal Gains: Identity and Academic Development, Academic Identities Conference: Thinking, Researching and Living Otherwise, Auckland, New Zealand.

D. Little, M. Palmer, M. Maher and M. Hurst (2012, February) Investigating the Long-term Impact of a Graduate Student Future Faculty Program, Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech.

 

Recent Invited Presentations and Workshops

Course Design, co-facilitated with M. Palmer, a 3-day workshop on effective course design, State University of New York, Oneonta, July 2014

Course Design, co-facilitated with M. Palmer, a 5-day workshop on effective course design, University of Virginia, June 2014

Course Design, co-facilitated with M. Palmer, at the Auburn University Summer Teaching Institute, for faculty from King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 2012

Designing First-Year Seminars Institute, co-facilitated with M. Palmer, University of Richmond, May 2012

Creating Effective Assignments, from Goals to Grades (almost), Piedmont Virginia Community College, half-day workshop on teaching writing intensive courses, March 2012, February 2013

Improving Teaching & Student Learning through Course Design Activities: A Research-Based Seminar Series, co-facilitated for women faculty with D. Bach, in coordination with M. Palmer & P. Felten, King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January 2012

Professional Activities

President Elect, Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network for Higher Education 2014

Faculty Facilitator, International Institute for New Faculty Developers, a week-long seminar for new developers from around the world, POD/Kennesaw State CETL, Kennesaw, GA                  2011, 2013

Associate Editor, International Journal of Academic Development                              2011-2014

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