Associate Director and Associate
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Dorothe Bach, Associate Director and Associate Professor, joined the Teaching Resource Center staff full time in 2002. Dorothe directs the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program that supports new faculty members in building thriving academic careers. As an educational developer, Dorothe also presents workshops locally, nationally and internationally, and consults with faculty, graduate students, departments and programs on teaching and learning.
Research interests linked to her work as a faculty developer concern a variety of early and mid-career faculty issues including diverse faculty retention and career satisfaction. Specific teaching related passions include course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy, using social media for learning, transformational learning, community engagement, as well as intercultural learning.
Born and raised in Germany, Dorothe received a M.A. in German Literature and Physical Education from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. She spent a year as DAAD Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem prior to coming to the University of Virginia where she earned a Ph.D. in German Literature. Dorothe currently teaches an undergraduate course Spiritual Journeys in Young Adult Fiction and a graduate seminar Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dorothe's CV (updated: 12/20/12)
- Lee, V., Bach D., Muthiah, R. (2012) An Exploration of the Spiritual Roots of the Mid-Career Faculty Experience. In: To Improve the Academy. Vol. 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 69-85.
- Alexander, J. & Bach, D. (2011) Reading and Joy. In: Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11, 2011.) Letter to the editor.
- Bach, D. (2011). Using Scholarly Online Communities to Empower Students. In: Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. Vol. 22, 2, 5-29.
- Bach, D. & Sorcinelli, M.D. (2010). Assessing Early Career Faculty Programs: The Case for 'Excellence in Diversity.' In: L. Nilson & J. Miller (Eds.) To Improve the Academy. Vol. 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 310-326.
- Bach, D. (2009). Using Course Portfolios to Promote Self-Reflection and Intentional Learning. In: Zubizaretta, J. The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning (2nd edition), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 75-84, 321-324.
- Bach, D., Barnett, M., Fuentes J., & Frey, S. (2006). Promoting Intellectual Community and Professional Growth for a Diverse Faculty: The Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia. In: S. Chadwick-Blossey & D. R. Robertson (Eds.) To Improve the Academy. Vol. 24. Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing, 166-183.
Teaching Resource Center Publications:
- Motivating Your Students from Day One
- What Do the Best College Teachers Do?
- Course Design Institute (with Michael Palmer and Deandra Little), University of Virginia, 2011, 2012.
- The Learning Portfolio: Promoting Intentional and Purposeful Learning, Clemson University, 2010.
- Making It Work for Everyone: Teaching All Students Effectively (with various co-presenters) University of Virginia, 2003-present.
- Creating Significant Learning Experiences, Universität Bielefeld, TU Dresden & Universität Regensburg, Germany, 2006-present.
- Getting Connected: Strategies for Building Strong Mentoring Networks, (with Maggie Harden) University of Virginia, 2010.
- Creating Significant Study Abroad Experiences, (with Marva Barnett) University of Virginia, 2010.
- Beyond Time Management, University of Virginia, 2010-present.
- Peer observation of Teaching, Universität Bielefeld, Germany, 2010.
Recent Conference Presentations:
- Creating Classroom Community with Reflective Blogs (with John Alexander), Lilly Conference, Washington, DC, 2012
- Connecting Teaching and Research: Insights from Germany (with Swantje Lahm), Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2011
- East Meets West: Ancient Wisdom, New Science, Engaged Faculty (pre-conference workshop, with Susan Robison), Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2011
- Using Scholarly Online Communities to Engage Students, Improving University Teaching Conference, Bielefeld, Germany, 2011.
- The Case for Excellence in Diversity: Lessons from an Assessment of an Early Career Faculty Program, Keeping out Faculties of Color Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2010.
- Supporting Faculty in Educating Global Citizens (with Deandra Little and Andrew Kaufman), Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education Conference, St. Louis, MS, 2010.
- Uncovering the Heart in Higher Education (with Virginia Lee, Lee Altier, and Bart Everson, Rick Muthiah, Matt Ouellett, Jo Schwader, & Njoki Wane), Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education Conference, St. Louis, MS, 2010.