An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie

Mary Ann Winkelmes (Editor), Antoinette Burton (Editor), Kyle Mays (Editor)

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Abstract

An Illinois Sampler presents personal accounts from faculty members at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and other contributors about their research and how it enriches and energizes their teaching. Contributors from the humanities, engineering, social and natural sciences, and other disciplines explore how ideas, methods, and materials merge to lead their students down life-changing paths to creativity, discovery, and solutions. Faculty introduce their classes to work conducted from the Illinois prairie to Caribbean coral reefs to African farms, and from densely populated cities to dense computer coding. In so doing they generate an atmosphere where research, teaching, and learning thrive inside a feedback loop of education across disciplines. Aimed at alumni and prospective students interested in the university's ongoing mission, as well as current faculty and students wishing to stay up to date on the work being done around them, An Illinois Sampler showcases the best, the most ambitious, and the most effective teaching practices developed and nurtured at one of the world's premier research universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUrbana, IL
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages130
ISBN (Electronic)9780252096570
ISBN (Print)9780252038648
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    A sense of the earth

    Fouke, B. W., Jan 1 2014, An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie. Winkelmes, M-A., Burton, A. & Mays, K. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, p. 1-7 7 p.

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    Bringing Statistics to Life

    Andrade, F. C. D., Jan 1 2014, An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie. Winkelmes, M-A., Burton, A. & Mays, K. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, p. 34-39 6 p.

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    Collaborative artists: How to speak and listen at the same time

    Gunn, J. J., Jan 1 2014, An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie. Winkelmes, M-A., Burton, A. & Mays, K. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, p. 8-13 6 p.

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