Outstanding teaching: Erich Schellhammer

Tami Saj

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award, part of the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards suite of categories, recognizes a core or associate faculty member who is representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2015 awards announcement on September 14, we will highlight nominees in a special profile on their teaching philosophy.

Erich Schellhammer

“My task as a teacher is to be a learning coach, assisting the learner to identify for him/herself what his or her strengths are and what kind of strategy works best to move from here to the desired goal. So, I use many coaching tools in my courses allowing each student to use his best learning style to achieve the learning outcomes. In presenting materials and facilitating the learning process on-line or in the classroom, I try to move with the students ideally creating a flow experience between the students and the material.” Learn more about Erich.

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award is open to all Royal Roads University faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching for-credit courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A call for nominations is sent out each spring to faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about the award and see past recipients.