- Facilitating Faculty Learning Communities
- Interprofessional Education: Challenges and Resources
- Online Educational Resources: Finders Keepers
- Study Habits and the Brain
- Using Active Learning Strategies
- Teaching with Case Stories
Grants and Fellowships
2009 ELIXR Case Story Peer Review Fellowship ($2,000)
2008-2009 UT Health Science Education Small Grants Program ($5,000)
Ambrosino, R. Principal Investigator Peel, Jennifer, Collaborator Faculty Development Programs: Measuring the Impact on Instructional Practices, Student Learning, and Motivation
2008-2009 The ELIXR Project: Sharing Faculty Case Stories About Exemplary Teaching. ($2,000)
Ambrosino, R., Principal Investigator Medrano, M., Collaborator How to Assess a Community and Build a Service Learning Project
Selected peer-reviewed publications
Ambrosino, R. & Peel, J. (2011). Faculty development programs: Measuring the impact on instructional practices, and student learning and motivation. Journal of Faculty Development.
Souza, T., Carey, T., McMartin, F., Ambrosino, R., Grimes, J. (2011). Using multimedia case stories of exemplary teaching for faculty development. In J.E. Mill & J.E. Groccia (Eds.), To Improve the Academy, v29 (pp. 60-73). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ambrosino, R. (2009). Mentors as fellow travelers on the road to a successful university career. The Adult Learning Quarterly, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 20(1-2), 32-34.
Selected publications and presentations
Peel, J. & Ambrosino, R. (2011). FOOD for Thought: Fast, Online, On-Demand Professional Development. Accepted for presentation at Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Conference. Nashville, TN.
Ambrosino, R. and Peel, J. (2010). Faculty Development Programs: Assessing the Impact on Instructional Practices, Student Learning, and Motivation. Accepted for presentation at Innovations in Education President’s Reception, UT Health ScienceCenter, San Antonio, TX.
Souza, T., Ambrosino, R., Grimes, J., McMartin, F. (2009). Using Multimedia Cases to Change Pedagogical Strategies through Faculty Development. Accepted for presentation at Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) Conference. Houston, TX.
McMartin, F., Ambrosino, R., Grimes, J., Dosanjh Zucker, K. (2009). ELIXR: Using Web-based, Media Rich, Case Stories to Encourage Innovation in Teaching. Accepted for presentation at 9th Annual International MERLOT Conference. San Jose, CA.
Ambrosino, R. & Piernik-Yoder, B. (2009). Building Faculty Learning Communities at a Health Science Center: A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs. Accepted for presentation at Texas Faculty Development Network Summer Conference. Houston, TX.
Ambrosino, R. (2008). An Action Plan to Adapt Faculty Development Programs to Meet Diverse Campus Needs. Accepted for presentation at Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Conference. Long Beach, CA.
- 2012 Chair, Texas Faculty Development Network
- Elderly Caregiving
“She is one of the most delightful and talented people I've had the privilege of working with.”
Jennifer Leslie Franklin, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, CSU Dominguez Hills
“Roberta is simply an experienced professional that has a deep understanding of what it means to educate. During my time at the Art Institute I observed her constantly perfecting balance in her role. She hired well qualified instructors and fully supported them in many ways large and small. She insisted on maintaining high education standards and adhering to the academic guidelines of our central office. Most of all and most important, the students were at the forefront of her concern. That is what being an educational professional is all about. Not an easy task, but she is one individual that can and will meet that challenge.”
Bill Black, Instructor, The Art Institute of Los Angeles