Sara Elizabeth Kacin (eb4876)

University Information

Title: Asst Provost Fac Dev & Success
Unit: VP Academic Affairs
Department: Provost & VP Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Office of the Provost

Title: Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Success, Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning
Biography:

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! My name is Sara Kacin. I am Assistant Provost for Faculty Development & Faculty Success and Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL).
In the Assistant Provost role, I am responsible for professional and career development, leadership development, and mentoring initiatives to support faculty and academic staff. I specifically lead efforts on campus around:

  • new faculty and new chair orientations
  • faculty performance evaluation processes and outcomes
  • faculty awards and award nominations
  • fostering recognition of faculty internally, nationally, and internationally for teaching, scholarship and community outreach. 

You can find more information about monthly programming and opportunities by checking out the OTL website.  

As Director of the OTL, I oversee programming and learning experiences for faculty and graduate students. This includes:  

  • support for developing foundational teaching skills
  • exploring new teaching initiatives
  • educational and classroom technologies
  • learning experiences for all learning environments.

We’d love for you to join us in our discussions on campus about teaching and learning. Please take a look at our upcoming opportunities.

Prior to this appointment, I served as assistant, associate and then interim director at the OTL. And prior to joining higher education I worked in human resources within the automotive industry.

I teach graduate courses at Wayne State University when I can, and I continue to serve as an adjunct assistant professor in the WSU College of Education. I’ve also taught undergraduate courses in traditional, hybrid and online environments at Oakland University and Baker College.

 

Sara Elizabeth Kacin

Office for Teaching & Learning

Title: Director
Phone: 313-577-6172
Biography:

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! My name is Sara Kacin. I am Assistant Provost for Faculty Development & Faculty Success and Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL).

In the Assistant Provost role, I am responsible for professional and career development, leadership development, and mentoring initiatives to support faculty and academic staff. I specifically lead efforts on campus around:

  • new faculty and new chair orientations
  • faculty performance evaluation processes and outcomes
  • faculty awards and award nominations
  • fostering recognition of faculty internally, nationally, and internationally for teaching, scholarship and community outreach.

You can check out our website to find more information about our monthly faculty development and success programming and opportunities.

As Director of the OTL, I oversee programming and learning experiences for faculty and graduate students. This includes:

  • support for developing foundational teaching skills
  • exploring new teaching initiatives
  • educational and classroom technologies
  • learning experiences for all learning environments.

We’d love for you to join us in our discussions on campus about teaching and learning. Please take a look at our upcoming teaching and learning opportunities.

Prior to this appointment, I served as assistant, associate and then interim director at the OTL. And prior to joining higher education I worked in human resources within the automotive industry.

I teach graduate courses at Wayne State University when I can, and I continue to serve as an adjunct assistant professor in the WSU College of Education. I’ve also taught undergraduate courses in traditional, hybrid and online environments at Oakland University and Baker College.

Email: skacin@wayne.edu
Education:

Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, Wayne State University, 2013

M.T.D. in Human Resource Development, Oakland University, 2005

B.A. in Sociology, Michigan State University, 2000

Sara Elizabeth Kacin

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