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

Felten, Peter, D. Little, Leslie Orquist-Ahrens, Michael Reder (2013, upcoming) 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, upcoming) 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 (upcoming 2014) Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy Across the Disciplines, a volume of New Directions in Teaching and Learning.

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

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

D. Little & D.A. Green. (2011, October) Betwixt and between: How Developers Navigate Institutional Tensions. 36th Annual Professional & Organizational Development Network Conference, Atlanta, GA

L. Orquist-Ahrens, P. Felten, D. Little, L. Foster & M. Reder (2011, October) Anchor Session, Conceptualizing Our Work: Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning Programs. 36th Annual Professional & Organizational Development Network Conference, Atlanta, GA

D. Bach, D. Little & M. Palmer (2011, July) Course Design Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning, Poster presented at 36th Annual International Improving University Teaching Conference, Bielefeld, Germany

 

Recent Invited Presentations and Workshops

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

jmUDESIGN, a week-long course design institute, James Madison University, May 2011

Course Design: An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in US Higher Education, co-facilitated with D. Bach, a 2-day workshop for faculty visiting UVa from King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 2010

Seeing is Believing: Visual Teaching and Learning, Seattle University, May 2010

Designing Rubrics for Teaching, Grading and Assessment, ACCIC Teaching Scholars Series, Boston College, April 2010

Designing Rubrics for Teaching, Grading and Assessment, Teaching IDEAS series, Duke University, November 2009

Professional Activities

Associate Editor, International Journal of Academic Development                              2011-present

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