Dorothe Bach

Associate Director & Associate Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence

Hotel D, 24 East Range

Office Hours: By Appointment


Bach, D., Weiss, P., Inkelas, K.K. & Riewerts, K. (forthcoming). Introducing and Assessing Learning-Focused Course Design at Bielefeld University, Germany, and the University of Virginia, USA. Die Hochschullehre: Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Studium und Lehre.

Bach, D. & Cook-Sather, A. (2016) Open Space: Nurturing Reflection, Dialogue, and Radical Listening in Higher Education. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 27(2), 97-116.

Bach, D. & Alexander, J. (2015). Contemplative Approaches to Reading and Writing: Cultivating Choice, Connectedness, and Wholeheartedness in the Critical Humanities. Journal for Contemplative Inquiry (pp. 17-36)

Palmer, M. S., Bach, D., & Streifer, A. C. (2014). Measuring the Promise: A Learning-Focused Syllabus Rubric. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 33 (1), 14-36. Translated and published in the 3rd edition of the Japanese magazine Shutaiteki Manabi (Active Learning) in 2016.

Alexander, J. & Bach, D. (2013). Creating Classroom Community with Reflective Blogs. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 9 (2), 17-29.

Lee, V., Bach D., & Muthiah, R. (2012). An Exploration of the Spiritual Roots of the Mid-Career Faculty. Experience. To Improve the Academy, 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 69-85.

Bach, D. (2011). Using Scholarly Online Communities to Empower Students. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 22(2), 5-29.

Alexander, J. & Bach, D. (2011) Reading and Joy. Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11, 2011.) Letter to the editor.

Bach, D. & Sorcinelli, M.D. (2010). Assessing Early Career Faculty Programs: The Case for ‘Excellence in Diversity.’ To Improve the Academy. Vol. 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 310-326.

Bach, D. (2009). Using Course Portfolios to Promote Self-Reflection and Intentional Learning. In: Zubizaretta, J. The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning (2nd edition), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 75-84, 321-324.

Bach, D., Barnett, M., Fuentes J., & Frey, S. (2006). Promoting Intellectual Community and Professional Growth for a Diverse Faculty: The Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia. To Improve the Academy, 24. Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing, 166-183.

Book Reviews

Baugher, J. E., & Bach, D. (2015). Contemplative practices in higher education: powerful methods to transform teaching and learning. International Journal for Academic Development, 1-4.

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Nominee for Casteen Award John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award  (2015)
  • POD Network Innovation Award Winner with  M. Palmer and A. Streifer (Measuring the Promise: A Valid and Reliable Syllabus Rubric, 2014)
  • University of Virginia Z Society Award (2013)
  • University of Virginia Seven Society Award in recognition for “devotion to the academic life of the University” and for opening “the hearts and minds of students" (2012)