Jane Hunter

Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Academic Resources and Special Projects
University of Arizona

Jane Hunter is the Director of Academic Resources and Special Projects in the Provost’s Office at the University of Arizona. Prior to her current position, Jane was the project manager for the UA AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Project, which was one of only eight projects funded by the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve STEM education. The project gave rise to several important initiatives including an aggressive plan to build classrooms across campus designed to facilitate collaborative active learning. In the first three years of the program, twenty new and transformed Collaborative Learning Spaces have been built to accommodate 200+ courses taught by faculty from 50+ different departments. Another important program, The UA Learning Initiative, is a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved Quality Initiative that helps faculty and students prepare for Collaborative Learning Spaces by promoting better teaching and learning strategies. At the core of the Faculty Initiative, Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) provide a forum for faculty to learn about and practice using evidence-based strategies. The Student Advocates for Improved Learning (SAIL) Program is a mentoring program that prepares SAIL Fellows to meet with small groups of their peers to educate them about which study strategies work best.