Barbara Millis

Initial Publication Date: March 15, 2010
Barbara J. Millis

Director, Teaching and Learning Center
One UTSA Circle,JPL 4.03.03
University of texas, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249


Background Information

Barbara J. Millis, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, received her Ph.D. in English literature from Florida State University. She frequently offers workshops at professional conferences (Teaching Professor Conference, Lilly Teaching Conferences, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council of Independent Colleges, etc.) and for over 300 colleges and universities. She publishes articles on a variety of faculty development topics such as cooperative learning, peer classroom observations the teaching portfolio, microteaching, syllabus construction, classroom assessment/research, critical thinking, writing for publication, focus groups, writing across the curriculum, academic games, and course redesign. She is the co-author of three books: (1) with Philip Cottell, Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty (1998); (2) Using Simulations to Enhance Learning in Higher Education (2002), co-authored with John Hertel; and (3) a revision of Judith Grunert's The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach (2008), co-authored with Margaret Cohen. Stylus Press published in April 2010 her edited book, Cooperative Learning in Higher Education: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. While at USAFA, Barbara won both a teaching award and a research award. In 2002 Barbara loved being a Visiting Scholar at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Barbara works to promote effective teaching by serving as one of three Executive Editors of College Teaching and as a reviewer for the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching.