Andrea Greenhoot

University of Kansas Main Campus

Andrea Follmer Greenhoot (“Dea”) is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Gautt Teaching Scholar at the University of Kansas. Her research in psychology is on cognitive development with a special focus on memory development. In addition to her memory research, she studies the applications of cognitive and developmental science to questions about teaching and learning in postsecondary education. Supported by grants from the Spencer Foundation, the Teagle Foundation, and the National Science Foundation (NSF), her work has examined strategies for enhancing learning and skill development in large courses, for assessing learning, and for using the evidence to improve education. She also led the development, evaluation, and scaling-up of KU’s first year seminar program. Dea is a member of the Hub of the Bay View Alliance (BVA), a consortium of North American research universities that are studying strategies to promote and support widespread faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching practices. She is principle investigator of the TRESTLE (Transforming Education, Stimulating Teaching and Learning Excellence) project, a collaboration among BVA partners to implement and evaluate a model of improving undergraduate STEM education through course transformation programs. Supported by a grant from the NSF, the TRESTLE network is looking at department-embedded expertise and community building as mechanisms for promoting broader, sustained adoption of effective teaching practices, and improved student learning, in STEM courses. 

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TRESTLE: A Model to Promote Improved STEM Education at Research Universities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
TRESTLE (TRansforming Education, Stimulating Teaching and Learning Excellence) is a 5-year, multi-institution, NSF funded project that began in Fall 2015 and is working to implement and evaluate a model to promote ...

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My Interest in ASCN: Andrea Greenhoot part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Member Profiles
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence/Department of Psychology Director/Professor Prior Organizational Change Work In 2010 at the University of Kansas, I helped lead a university-wide strategic ...

My Interest in ASCN: Andrea Greenhoot part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Workshop: July 2016:Participant Profiles
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence/Department of Psychology Director/Professor Prior Organizational Change Work In 2010 at the University of Kansas, I helped lead a university-wide strategic ...

Improving Learning by Transforming the Evaluation of Teaching: Resources, Challenges, and Change Processes part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Thematic Symposia
Promoting widespread use of evidence-based educational practices (EBEPs) is an important and continuing challenge across higher education institutions. Achieving significant change in teaching and learning requires ...

Embedded expert models: Implementing change initiatives which support departments from within part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Thematic Symposia
Educational change efforts focused at the department level can be particularly powerful. This session will focus on the use of discipline-based educational experts (DBESs) embedded directly within departments as ...