Nicole Chodkowski has joined Boise State’s Concurrent Enrollment Program as the faculty development coordinator.
In this new position, Chodkowski will provide guidance and support to 50-plus faculty liaisons across the university’s academic departments to deliver professional development opportunities and content.
“I am excited to support the faculty liaisons across campus who collaborate with over 200 high school instructors who teach for our program,” said Fabiola Juarez-Coca, Concurrent Enrollment Program director. “Having a dedicated person to leverage Boise State’s innovation, research strengths and highlight academics will continue to place our program as a state and national leader in concurrent enrollment.”
Chodkowski is an educator and a biologist with a background in parasite ecology. Before joining Boise State, she was a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, working with faculty to build and implement active learning curricula for organismal courses. She was also a visiting assistant professor and inclusive pedagogy specialist at Lawrence University where, in addition to teaching, she helped build courses that are more inclusive by aligning content and learning objectives, building modules and activities to help students learn difficult content, and designing course policies that better support student success.
“My interest and training in teaching started during my graduate program at Ball State University. It was there that I gained a formal introduction to active learning practices and other professional development in teaching,” Chodkowski said.