Hanewicz, Cheryl
Associate Vice President - Engaged Learning
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Last Updated: 9/26/18 -

Cheryl Hanewicz is currently serving as interim Associate Vice President for Engaged Learning. Previously she was a Professor in the Technology Management Department at UVU for 13 years. She served as Department Chair, Interim Associate Dean, and Director of Student Success & Retention. She is interested in helping students achieve academic success and attracting more women into technology-related fields. Before working at UVU she taught technology-related courses at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Hanewicz has over 20 years of computer and managerial experience in both the business and academic environments. In addition to teaching, Dr. Hanewicz has published technology-related books and articles as well as participated in professional conferences. She received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Liberal Studies in Technology, and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership.


Teaching Philosophy

Teaching and learning are mutually supportive. They are flip sides of the same page. Good teachers are prepared to be good students. This principle should be the background to the learning environment. This background characterization of teaching and learning entails the following guiding principles.

  1. Teaching techniques and approaches should be optimally suited to the nature of information to be communicated, the background and preparation of the students, the desired outcomes, and the needs and expectations of the students.

  2. Teachers must demonstrate that they are prepared to “buy what they sell,” which is to say that teachers are genuinely willing to learn from as well as teach students.

  3. Teachers do not merely convey information. They also communicate values, respect, and character by their presence and the way they interact with the students.

  4. Students want to do well, and they value self-respect. They do not need to be motivated to have pride in themselves. Rather, most energy in teaching should be directed to creating an environment that nourishes, supports, and rewards this innate desire for learning.