In the Spotlight: June 1, 2017

Kudos to these faculty and staff

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  • Bill Carter, an assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication, was a keynote speaker at the third annual Mobile Journalism conference held May 4-7 in Galway, Ireland. His talk focused on the importance of fundamental storytelling, which can often be lost in the wave of large technological innovations to journalism and filmmaking. This is his second keynote appearance at the conference in three years.
  • Chief information technology officer (CIO) Steve Burrell is featured in a profile in Business Review USA that discusses how NAU values technology as a learning tool. The article highlights the appointment of Burrell to his position of CIO and details some of the changes he brought to the CIO position as well as work he’s done with Sun Corridor Network.
  • Director of NAU’s First Year Learning Initiative program and professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Michelle Miller published an article titled “Is the Educational Technology Revolution Losing Steam? What Academic Leaders Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward” in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. The article identifies key areas in which current educational technologies still fall short, outlines characteristics to look for in adopting evidence-based educational technologies and gives advice for how to achieve authentic enthusiasm and buy-in from faculty.