The Rothwell Center For Teaching and Learning Excellence (RCTLE) Podcast

Our mission here at RCTLE is to empower faculty members in their pursuits of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success. Each month we hope to bring you a new episode that offers insight into best teaching practices, new resources, and interesting people here at Embry-Riddle Worldwide.

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Monday May 02, 2022

In this episode we are joined by Sofia Barry, a Graduate Academic Advisor II for ERAU-W. Sofia gives us a general overview of Academic Advising’s role, discusses things students struggle with in the online classroom environment, and talks about actionable ways faculty can contribute to a positive student experience. She also offers advice about how faculty members can collaborate with advising for the benefit of student success.

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Jim Jurewicz, Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, joins us to discuss strategies for effectively engaging students in discussion in Online and EagleVision classrooms. Jim talks about making space for all student voices, giving students a safe place to apply content, asking the right questions, and playing devil’s advocate. He also gives advice about how to easily monitor student discussion participation and how he provides interventions when needed. 

Monday Dec 06, 2021

The College of Aeronautics Adjunct of the Year, Dr. Eva Maleviti, joins us to discuss her transition into the field of Aeronautics, the most rewarding (and challenging) aspects of being an adjunct faculty member, and her most effective teaching strategies.

Tuesday Nov 23, 2021

Assistant Professor of the Practice Ann Marie Ade from the College of Arts and Sciences joins us to talk about the current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Writing Matters. Ann Marie discusses what Writing Matters is, how a decision was made to focus on a writing initiative, and how Writing Matters will benefit students and teachers alike. For more information on Writing Matters, visit the Writing Matters website:   After listening, please fill out our brief survey, as your feedback is important to us:

Monday Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Jim Solti, the Department Chair for Graduate Studies in the College of Aeronautics, joins us to talk about his journey  from the military to higher education, working with our non-traditional student population, and leading by building meaningful relationships. After listening, please fill out our brief survey, as your feedback is important to us:

Thursday Jul 22, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Dr. Maneesh Sharma, the Dean of the College of Business. Dr. Sharma discusses his road to ERAU, the COB’s new Stackable Courses program, and what makes Embry-Riddle a great place to receive an education. He also offers advice about ways to provide our students an education that holds up in the field and gives insight about the future of higher education.

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Dr. Debra Bourdeau & Dr. Beverly Wood join us to talk about Humanistic STEM and the importance of elevating the Humanities in the STEM field. They discuss what led them to collaborate across disciplines to develop HUMN 333 and how all of our faculty can take small steps to integrate the Humanities into their own courses. 

Monday Mar 08, 2021

This month we talk to Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Dean of Students, Pablo Alvarez. Pablo discusses the evolution of the Dean of Students office and how faculty members can utilize the resources provided. We also learn about simple ways to integrate the eUnion into our teaching practices and how establishing a Worldwide SGA has ushered in a new sense of community for our online students.

Friday Dec 11, 2020

In this month's episode we sit down with the RCTLE Team Leads Codie Seier, Heather Rozar-Bergmann, and Kelsey Coates to discuss ways in which faculty can better personalize instruction in the online learning environment. We hope our discussion on the use of multiple feedback tools, the use of audio and video within Canvas, and different feedback opportunities challenges you to commit to a new teaching strategy in the New Year! For more teaching resources, please visit

Monday Sep 28, 2020

October marks the one year anniversary of the Virtual Environment for Communication: Teaching, Outreach, and Research (VECTOR). To commemorate this milestone we speak with VECTOR’s Interim Director Alex Rister, and Assistant Director Dr. Meghan Velez. Alex and Meghan reflect on a successful first year and discuss the many resources VECTOR has available to students and instructors alike.   


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