Presentation U! Mentor Team, Faculty Fellows and Instructor Workshops

PresentationU logoThe Division of Undergraduate Education welcomes the faculty and staff involved in Presentation U! – UK’s Quality Enhancement Plan (part of the requirements for our SACS-COC accreditation). This initiative will reach across the University to serve:

  • Faculty: PresentationU! mentors (10 faculty and graduate students from African American Studies, Communication, English, Instructional Communication, Library and Information Science, and Writing/Rhetoric/Digital Media) will work with Faculty Fellows — see the list of Fellows below — to develop instructional modules, assignments, grading rubrics, and assessment methods. In addition, workshops will be held each semester that are open to all teaching faculty and staff.
  • Graduate students: an opportunity to work with consultants and faculty in their programs to implement and assess the Composition & Communication Graduation Requirement for undergraduates successfully
  • Upper division undergraduate students: an opportunity to apply for internships to work in PresentationU labs/studios to help other students as mentors complete and refine their communication projects and to get help themselves in the labs as their work on their own projects
  • First-year students: mentoring and tutoring assistance in studios/labs across campus to hone their oral, written, and visual communication skills, as well as make a connection with upperclass students who can help them acculturate successfully to college life.
Deanna Sellnow

Dr. Deanna Sellnow

Dr. Deanna Sellnow, the Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor and Director of the Instructional Communication and Research Division in the College of Communication and Information, has been appointed by Ben Withers, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, to serve as the interim Director of the PresentationU! initiative. Dr. Brandi N. Frisby is the PresentationU! Faculty Fellows coordinator. Dr. Frisby is an award-winning educator and serves as the Basic Communication Course Director in the Division of Instructional Communication and Research. Her research explores how students are engaged and learn in both face-to-face and mediated college classrooms. Her multimodal communication strengths include public speaking, interpersonal communication, group communication, and digital and social media.

Brandi N. Frisby

Dr. Brandi N. Frisby

Spring 2014 Presentation U! Faculty Workshops

Please join the Presentation U! Mentor Team and the Faculty Fellows Spring 2014 cohort to learn more about assignment and rubric design, teaching multimodal communication skills, and assessing multimodal assignments across the disciplines and in your own classes!

Visual Communication Skills
Presented in William T. Young Library Gallery
February 13th 2-3:30 pm
Repeated on February 14th 1-2:30 pm

Group Communication Skills
Presented in William T. Young Library Gallery
February 27th 2-3:30 pm
Repeated on February 28th 1-2:30 pm

Digital Communication Skills
Presented in Lucille C. Little Library Room 303
March 13thth 2-3:30 pm
Repeated on March 14th 1-2:30 pm

Assessing Multimodal Skills: Creating a Rubric and Grading
Presented in College of Nursing Room 213
April 10th 2-3:30 pm
Repeated on April 11th 1-2:30 pm

We congratulate the first cohort of Faculty Fellows (appointed for Spring 2014 through Spring 2015) from many different backgrounds, disciplines and representing eleven colleges:

For more information on the Presentation U! implementation, visit the UGE website at or contact Faculty Fellows Coordinator, Brandi Frisby, at


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