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University Division
Academic Skills Specialists
Patricia Flake
Biography:

Pat joined Academic Skills as the Supplemental Instruction Specialist in 2003. In the SI position she recruits faculty to the program and recruits, trains and supervises student leaders in facilitating organized study sessions for these courses. In addition to SI, she is an instructor in Skills for College Reading (GENS 099) as well as a Success Series Workshop presenter. 

Pat, a USI alumni, has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from USI and a Master of Education from Indiana State University. She is a member of National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) and College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and has presented at their national conferences on various college success topics. She has attended SI conferences as well and has participated in college and life success workshops, such as OnCourse. 

Before the SI position, Pat was an adjunct instructor at USI in Academic Skills and at Ivy Tech Community College.

Supplemental Instruction Specialist

Reading Strategy Instructor
ED 1121
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-464-1743
Email:Patricia Flake

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
EDUCATION
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Indiana State University-Evansville 
  • M.S., Education, Indiana State University

 

WORK HISTORY
2003-Present SI Specialist, University Division, Southern Indiana University
1999-Present       College Reading Strategy Instructor, Academic Skills
1997-2003 College Reading Strategy/College & Life Success Instructor, Ivy Tech, Evansville
1998-2003 Tutor, Educational Enrichment Center, Evansville
1989-1997 Jr High Teacher, Evansville
1984-1989 Preschool Teacher, Evansville
TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
  • IVY Tech Academy of Instructional Excellence (2011)
  • The International Center for Supplemental Instruction (SI), The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Training (2003), International Conference, New Orleans (2010)
  • On Course I (2007)
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS. AND OTHER OFFICES HELD
  • College Reading And Learning Association (CRLA)
  • National Association Of Developmental Education (NADE)
ACTIVITIES
  • SAT Test Prep/Verbal, Instructor, Extended Services, USI, 2005-Present
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATION
Presentations

Motivating Today’s College Students , 2011 Academic Skills in-service, 2013 TASS Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Effective Conflict Management: Proactive Steps to a PEACEful Learning Environment, CRLA National Conference, Cleveland, OH, 2008.

Getting More Out of College Homework, NADE National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

What’s Up with Your Image? , USI University Division-Academic Skills Success Series, semester

Keys to Speed Reading, USI University Division-Academic Skills “Success Series,” presenter

What’s Up with Your Image?,  USI University Division “Student Success Week,” presenter

Keys to Speed Reading, USI University Division “Student Success Week,” presenter

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • IVY Tech Academy of Instructional Excellence Master Teacher (2011)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • UD Adopt-a-Spot
  • Golf
  • Word games
  • Needlework
  • Sunday drives through unknown territory
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