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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, developmental psychology, Purdue University

Master of Arts, school psychology, Ball State University

Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Ball State University

Publications

DeWolff, D. K. & Tarr, T. A. (2012, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2000, 1996).  Study guide for Kail and Cavanaugh's Human Development: A Life-Span View  (1st - 6th eds.).  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth.

Varma-Nelson, P., Hundley, S. P., & Tarr, T. (2011). The role of centers for teaching and learning in improvement of undergraduate engineering education. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education.

Tarr, T. A. (2010). Working with adjunct faculty members. In K. Gillespie & D. Reimondo Robertson (Eds.). A Guide to Faculty Development (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tarr, T. A. (2006, 2002, 1998). Test item file for Kail's Children and their Development, (1st - 3rd eds.) Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

Morrone, A. S., & Tarr, T. A. (2005). Theoretical eclecticism in the college classroom. Innovative Higher Education, 30(1), 7-31.

Tarr, T. A. (2004-2005). A roadmap to part-time faculty success. Invited article for Essays on Teaching Excellence: Toward the Best in the Academy, 16(8)

(Tarr) Combs, T. (1997).  Guide to life-span development for future nurses.  Madison, WI:  Brown  & Benchmark.

Wachs, T. D. & (Tarr) Combs, T. (1995). The domains of mastery motivation. In R. MacTurk & G. Morgan (Eds.) Mastery motivation: Origins, conceptualizations, and applications. Norwood, NJ:  Ablex.

(Tarr) Combs, T. & Wachs, T .D. (1993). The construct validity of measures of social mastery motivation. In D. Messer (Ed.) Mastery motivation: Children's investigation, persistence, and development. London: Routledge.

Presentations

Tarr, T., Gregory, J., S. Rao, Anusha, & Jerolimov, D. (2015, October). Formative evaluation of faculty development webinars Presentation at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN.

Palmer, M., & Tarr, T. (2013, May). Motivating and teaching today’s college students. Presentation at the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Retreat in French Lick, Indiana.

Varma-Nelson, P., & Tarr, T. (2013, May). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Workshop for faculty at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Tarr, T., Singh, J., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2012, October). Evaluating the implementation of the Curriculum Enhancement Grant Initiative. Presented at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Tarr, T., Hundley, S., Varma-Nelson, P. (2011, March). The role of teaching centers in improvement of engineering education. Presented at AAC&U Engaged Stem Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices conference, Miami, FL.

Gadberry, J., Burnstad, H., & Tarr, T. (2011, February). Critical issues in supporting adjunct faculty. PaperClip Communications webinar.

Varma-Nelson, P., & Tarr, T. (2011, January). The role of centers for teaching and learning in the improvement of undergraduate engineering education. Poster presentation at the TUES-CCLI Conference, Washington, D.C..

Tarr, T., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2010, November). The role of centers for teaching and learning in the improvement of undergraduate engineering education.  Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network National Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Tarr, T., Beasley, J., Burnstad, H., Gadberry, J. (2010, November). Professional development for part-time faculty. Preconference workshop at at the Professional and Organizational Development Network National Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Singh, J., Tarr, T., & Janke, T. (2009, November). Demonstrating impact of a team-based online course development program. Presented at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Palmer, M., McDaniel, R., Tarr, T., & Weissinger, P. (2009, June). Power up your pedagogy: Teaching tech-savvy millennials. Presented at the Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, DC.

Tarr, T., & Janke, T. (2009, January). Jump start: Evaluating a team-based online course development program.  Presented at the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Tarr, T., & Turner, R. (2008, October). New faculty orientation: Weaving it throughout the academic year. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network National Conference, Reno, NV.

Beasley, J., Janke, T., & Tarr, T. (2008, October). Jump start: A tapestry of online course design and technology. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network National Conference, Reno, NV.

Palmer, M., & Tarr, T. (2008, June). Exploring generational influences on teaching and learning. Presented at the International Consortium for Educational Development Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Tarr, T. & Palmer, M. (2008, March). Understanding and motivating millennial students .Invited presentation for Indiana University Southeast faculty.

Beasley, J., Powell, N., & Tarr, T. (2006, October). “Clicking” with faculty: Using classroom response systems. Presented at the 2006 Professional and Organizational Development National Conference, Portland, OR.

Tarr, T. (2006, September, October). What is a rubric and how can it help me with grading? Presented to faculty at Ivy Tech Community College in four different sessions, Indianapolis, IN.

Tarr, T. (2006, June). Encouraging interactivity in your online course. Presented at Moving to Web-Based Learning: A Conference for Educators, Indianapolis, IN.

Awards & Honors

Part-Time Faculty Award, Purdue School of Science (2000)

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IUPUI (1998, 1999, 2000)

NETwork for Excellence in Teaching Fellowship (Summer 1999)

Biography

As the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Terri oversees the work of the center, leads the instructional design staff and consults with faculty on instructional topics that include teaching online, designing curriculum, and developing learning outcomes. She directs the Curriculum Enhancement Grant initiative  Prior to joining the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2000, she served as the director of associate faculty development in the IUPUI Office for Professional Development. She began teaching part-time for the Department of Psychology in 1994, most recently teaching an online Child and Adolescent Psychology course. Terri was the Co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant titled The Role of Centers for Teaching and Learning in Improvement of Undergraduate Engineering Education Workshop. She belongs to the Professional and Organizational Development Network, a professional organization for educational developers. 

Center for Teaching and Learning

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