UITL Welcomes Rhodes-DiSalvo as Associate Director

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) is developing its programming and resources to meet the charge set forth by President Drake to ensure that the university is as highly regarded for its world-class teaching as it is for research.

Toward that end, I want to officially welcome the newest member of the UITL team, Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, PhD. As associate director, Rhodes-DiSalvo will support the future growth, stability and productivity of the UITL to ensure that the institute delivers on its mission to promote and support the culture of teaching excellence. She will focus primarily on internal-facing responsibilities ranging from administration and daily operations, instructional support, policy creation and initiative management. Rhodes-DiSalvo will also serve as a liaison for government affairs.

Dr. Rhodes-DiSalvo brings with her a background in curriculum design, strategic planning and program development, eLearning and instructional design, assessment and evaluation, and promoting evidence-based instructional approaches, as well as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

In her previous role with the university, she served as the director for the Office of Teaching & Learning in the College of Veterinary Medicine. In her capacity as director, she was responsible for curriculum mapping and supporting instructional and assessment activities in both clinical and pre-clinical environments. Dr. Rhodes-DiSalvo focused on learning-centered education through curricular refinement, program and faculty development and technology integration.

Please join me in congratulating Melinda on her new role with the UITL and wishing her continued success with her work here at the university.