I believe in an approach to learning that values adult learning theory. I see adult learners as self-directed, and I blend experiential classroom activities with supplemental lecture where appropriate. I encourage students to be in charge of their own learning through questioning, advocating, and practicing.
Forte, James A. and Root, Vicki B. (2011) To ITV or not to ITV: A comparison of hybrid and web-enhanced approaches to teaching a HBSE macro course. vol. 21. pp. 82-96. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Familiarizes the practitioner with strengths assessment and theories used when intervening with individuals. Utilizes concepts of theory-based intervention strategies tying accurate assessment to intervention plans. Specific assessment techniques, including qualitative and quantitative instruments, are explored. Emphasis on advanced interview skill techniques. Prerequisite: Specialization Status or permission of department. Three hours per week.
I am currently the Chair of the University Committee on Promotions. I have served as a member on the Promotions Committee for the past three years.
I am a member of the Academic Policies Committee.
I serve on the Continuing Education Committee for Delaware National Association of Social Workers.