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Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning

Mission Statement:

The Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in pedagogy, effective student advisement, comprehensive student support services, and professional development for faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative, holistic spirit, building on and incorporating the values of the Ursuline tradition of pedagogy. 

Greetings and best wishes from the Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning!

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL), its components and people who are housed here.  The UCTL supports students, faculty and staff through Professional Advisement, Tutoring Services and other learning resources, as well as aids faculty to achieve excellence in teaching and advising with the use of Educational Technology and professional development in regards to best practices in teaching, learning and advisement.  Allow me to introduce to you the cast of the UCTL program:

Mr. Tom Pope, Professional Advisor: freshmen are introduced to the academic rigor of Brescia University, richness of its extracurricular offerings, and the campus life through the BU101 First Year Experience.  In addition, students are supported in their development of skills essential to successful academic, personal, and professional wellbeing by the Professional Advisor.  Tom also offers a multitude of resources aiding students in their path to choosing majors, exploring careers, and growing personally and professionally.

Ms. Sharon Kasinger, Tutoring Services Coordinator:  just in case students may be struggling with math or English, or any other of the courses they are tackling, the UCTL is here to help and support them with student and staff tutors, trained to assist in their specific subject areas.  In addition, Tutoring Services offers materials and strategies for successfully dealing with and completing the coursework.

Ms. Darlene Runyon, Educational Technology Specialist:  if students, faculty or staff need any help or resources in regards to technology, Darlene sweeps in with her expertise and gadgets.  She assists faculty with the use of technology to enhance effective teaching and learning in the classroom.  In addition, she provides technology support to all Brescians, for any event related to the University.

My name is Anna Kuthy, and I am the Director of the UCTL.  Aside from coordinating the components mentioned above, my job focuses on identifying and providing professional development resources for Brescia faculty and staff.  My second hat, the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Grant Director, calls on me to coordinate the tasks set by the grant, track the progress Brescia is making in completing those endeavors, and report to the  United States Department of Education on our successful implementation of the projects active under the grant and the UCTL.

Thank you for letting me introduce the UCTL and the amazing people who support Brescia University faculty, staff and students.  If we can be of any service to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Best regards,

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Dr. Anna M. Kuthy

Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning Director
Title III SIP Grant Director
254 Administration Building
Brescia University
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone:  (270) 686-4277
Email:  anna.kuthy@brescia.edu