Trocki, associate professor of mathematics, has been selected as the 2023-2025 Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Scholar.
Aaron Trocki, associate professor of mathematics, has been selected as the 2023-2025 Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Scholar. During his term, he will focus on models of assessment and feedback, particularly those practices outside of traditional grading assumptions and approaches.
In addition to his disciplinary research in mathematics, Trocki has a track record of contributing to scholarship of teaching and learning on building community and fostering student engagement in mathematics and statistics courses, as well as teacher education strategies for supporting preservice teachers.
The review committee noted that Trocki’s application reflected a strong alignment between the center’s goals and Trocki’s professional trajectory. This synergy will positively inform Trocki’s contributions to the center’s open access resources via blog posts, an annotated bibliography and other online resources.
During a two-year appointment, CEL Scholars develop expertise in a specific aspect of engaged learning and create resources on that topic to be shared through CEL’s website and in other scholarly venues. The CEL Scholar position is an opportunity for an Elon faculty member to develop and advance a professional development trajectory that includes scholarly activity on an engaged learning topic.
Trocki is the sixth Elon faculty member to be named a CEL Scholar. Current and past CEL Scholars include Ketevan Kupatadze, Buffie Longmire-Avital, Phillip Motley, David Buck, and Caroline Ketcham. A call for applications for the 2024-2026 CEL Scholar will be released in fall 2023.