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Born and raised in Germany, Dorothe Bach received a M.A. from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Virginia. She joined the Center for Teaching Excellence staff full time in 2002. Dorothe designs, directs, and co-facilitates a variety of educational development programs, including the Ignite Program, the Student-Faculty Partnership Initiative, and the Course Design Institute. In addition, she consults with faculty, graduate students, and departments on teaching and learning and she regularly presents workshops locally, nationally and internationally. Her research interests include early and mid-career faculty retention and career satisfaction, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy, using social media for learning, transformational learning, and curriculum development. With colleagues Michael Palmer and Adriana Streifer, she won the 2014 POD Network Innovation award for work on a valid and reliable syllabus rubric.
Dorothe currently teaches two undergraduate course, Spiritual Journeys in Young Adult Fiction and Mindfulness and Prosociality, and a graduate seminar Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dorothe's CV 9-2021
Favre, D., Bach D., & Wheeler, L. (2021). Measuring institutional transformation: A multi-faceted assessment of a new faculty development program. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1108/JRIT-04-2020-0023
Caldwell-O'Keefe, J. R., Boyd, D. E., Ashe, D., Bach, D., & Diede, M. (2020). Turning off the Firehose and Fostering Community for the New Professoriate: Five Institutional Perspectives on New Faculty Orientation. Journal of Faculty Development, 34(2), 59-66.
Wheeler, L. B., & Bach, D. (2020). Understanding the impact of educational development interventions on classroom instruction and student success. International Journal for Academic Development, 1-17.
Doktor, S. D., Bach, D., Abbot, S., & Hardin, J. (2019). At the threshold: A case study of a partnership between a student organization and an educational development center. International Journal for Students as Partners, 3(1), 150-159.
Weiss, P., Bach, D., Riewerts, K., Connors, K. (2017). Measuring transformational learning in faculty development, 2nd EuroSoTL conference proceedings. 268-274. Retrieved from konferens.ht.lu.se/fileadmin/_migrated/content_uploads/EuroSoTL2017_FullProceedings.pdf
Bach, D. & Dickens, E.; Joubert, M.; McEniry, C., Moore, C.S.; Sibanda, B.; & Streifer, A.C; (2020, November). Equity, decoloniality, and social justice: A Dialogue with South African Colleagues. Plenary presented at the POD Network in Higher Education Conference (Online).
Buckelew, R., & Bach, D. (2020, February). Specifications Grading: A Strategy for Cultivating Productive Student-Instructor Relationships. Workshop presented at the Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.
Grooters, S., McEniry, C., & Bach, D. (2019, November). Decentering Whiteness in Anti-Racist Educational Development Practices. Workshop presented at the POD Network in Higher Education Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
Bach, D. & Roderick, L. (2019, November). Radical Listening and the Pedagogy of Community: Fostering Connected Learning. Workshop presented at the POD Network in Higher Education Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
Bach, D. (2019, March). Thinking Where Words Are Still Missing: Radical Listening as a Tool to Promote Creative Thinking & Interactional Self-Reliance. Workshop presented at the Contemplative Practices for Higher Education, Harrisonburg, VA.
Streifer, A., Palmer, M., & Bach, D. (2019, January). Specifications Grading: Developing Strategies for Inclusive, Meaningful, Transparent Assessment Practices. Workshop presented at the Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.
Streifer, A., Palmer, M., & Bach, D. (2018, November). Specifications Grading: Developing Strategies for Inclusive, Meaningful, Transparent Assessment Practices. Workshop presented at the POD Network in Higher Education Conference, Portland, OR.
Wheeler, L., & Bach. D. (2018, November). Making Assessment Matter: Linking Interventions, Instructional Practices, and Academic Achievement. Paper presented at the POD Network in Higher Education Conference, Portland, OR.
Favre, D., & Bach, D. (2018, June). Measuring Institutional Transformation: A Multi-Level Evaluation of a New Faculty Development Program. International Consortium of Education Development (ICED) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Streifer, A., & Bach, D. (2018, June). Reclaiming the Power of Consultations for Institutional Change. International Consortium of Education Development (ICED) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Trail, T., Gelsdorf, K. & Bach, D. (2018, March). Fostering Organizational Change through Contemplative Faculty Learning Communities. Contemplative Practices for 21st Century Higher Education, Chapel Hill, NC.
Bach, D., Abbot, S., Cook-Sather, A., Hardin, J., & Ntem A. (2018, February). Academic Citizenship Reimagined: Co-creating Higher Education. Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference, Washington DC.
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