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Re-scripting Video in a Time of Pandemic

In a time of self-isolation and social distancing, adjuncts who teach video courses in the College of Technology are going to extraordinary lengths to move their classes online and provide students with meaningful instruction. Several enterprising adjuncts have set up studios in their basements at home in order to teach online. Presentations have included such “hands-on” topics as…
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Free Monthly Webinars Address Human Trafficking

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking, Immigration, Child Protection and Domestic Violence has been postponed until May 2021. But behavioral health professionals and other interested parties will still have an opportunity to learn more…
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Interns Hired to Connect COVID-19 Patients with Care

Two College of Health Professions interns in ChristianaCare’s Care Management Department have been hired by the health system to support patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ned Bates is a care connector, who monitors Electronic Health Records (EHR) to facilitate patient…
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College of Education Adds Two

The College of Education is growing, adding two new members to its team. Nicole Garrity is the undergraduate program coordinator. She worked as a school psychologist in San Diego and Wilmington before moving to work in the Sussex County Consortium. Garrity has been teaching at Wilmington University in the undergraduate and graduate programs for the past three years. In her new role, she will be…
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Two-way Text Program Growing

WilmU’s online navigators launched the 2020 two-way text program to new online students in the summer block, following the inaugural launch to first-time online students in spring 2020, block II. This innovation was completed in partnership with the Admissions Department…
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Entrepreneur Chairs Marketing Program

Dr. Scott J. Walton is now chair of the undergraduate Marketing program for the College of Business, bringing his experience as a corporate executive, business owner, and educator to Wilmington University. For five years, Dr. Walton was an executive at United Parcel Service…
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Developments in Math

Diane Bansbach has been the Mathematics chair in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2013. She has restructured the department to include course leaders, where experienced adjuncts support instructors who teach the same courses. Working with the course leaders, she has redeveloped many of the courses to align with best practices to increase students’ understanding of mathematics by including…
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New Pathways in Education Leadership

Candidates for an Ed.D. in Education Leadership now have three new pathways to the doctorate: Teacher Leadership, Building Level Leadership, and District Level Leadership. The new program is modeled after an approach derived from the work of the Carnegie Project on the…
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Workshops focus on cybersecurity

The College of Technology, IT and Human Resources are collaborating to offer cybersecurity lunch-and-learn workshops. Adjunct Professor Paul Graefe developed and taught the workshop to more than 25 faculty and staff in October. In his presentation, Graefe explained the…
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Serving the Community Through Prevention Science

At Wilmington University’s new Center for Prevention Science, a multidisciplinary team provides expertise in criminal justice, education, health care, human services and mental health to public and private organizations. It’s a unique opportunity for students to serve the community through coursework that could range from fieldwork internships to doctoral level research projects. Through…
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