• Michelle Solér
  • Michelle Solér
  • FTLC
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  • mlsoler@uncg.edu
  • 256 McIver Building
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  • At UNCG Since: 2000
  • Faculty Development Coordinator: Communications and Reporting

     
  • Michelle Solér
  • Faculty Development Coordinator: Communications and Reporting

     
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  • Why Teaching?
  • Finding places where people connect has always been one of my interests. The ways in which people structure meaning around themselves and how that meaning is presented to the world is influenced from many areas: friends, media, family, and teachers just to name a few. Listening to students and helping them find their context in a knowledge-laden environment is exciting, no matter through which lens that content is filtered.
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  • Why the FTLC?
  • I got my faculty development feet wet in the Division of Continual Learning focusing on pedagogical practices and observations in an online learning environment. The DCL team has phenomenal introspection into determining creative and clever ways to present content for teaching online. Great teaching begets great teaching, both online and in classrooms.

    My interests in the Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons arise from a perceived need to make faculty visible not only to each other, but to the community surrounding UNCG. I cannot tell you how many times I hear the phrase, “I don’t know anyone outside of my department.” The word “commons” is key for me because it’s in locating our commonalities that we discover our strengths. We do have phenomenal faculty here, who are leaders in their disciplines and amazing mentors for their students. The stories around where faculty passions meet pedagogy are what interest me most.
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  • Why Business and Cultural Foundations?
  • Finding my way between two diametrically opposed disciplines has not been easy, but a journey well worth taking. I’ve always seen myself as a social marketing consultant, that is, helping people to adopt practices potentially outside of their comfort zone. I also like helping people figure out the stories between the facts and figures, and of communicating the social justice implications of those facts and figures to groups of people who may need additional interpretation, students and colleagues alike!
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  • What one thing would you change about UNCG?
  • I want UNCG to be known for its phenomenal teachers.
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  • What's next?
  • To make that happen.
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