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MCC Instructor Sarah Kloewer Named MUS Teaching Scholar

MCC Instructor Sarah Kloewer Named MUS Teaching Scholar

MILES CITY, MONTANA: Miles Community College is proud to announce that Sarah Kloewer, MCC English instructor and Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning, has been selected as one of the 2021-2022 Cohort Montana University System (MUS) Teaching Scholars.

MUS Teaching Scholars is an annual program that recognizes faculty who are committed to providing the kind of high-quality educational experiences that have become a signature part of public higher education in Montana. The theme for this year’s cohort is “Innovations in Teaching & Learning.”

Each year, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education recognizes faculty at all stages of their careers who have made exemplary contributions to high-quality teaching and learning and who demonstrate commitment to making the transformative experiences of higher education accessible and achievable for a diverse student body.

As part of the MUS Teaching Scholars program, awarded faculty will design and lead faculty learning communities (FLC) around the annual MUS Teaching Scholars theme, contribute scholarship and reflections on teaching and learning, and participate in system-wide MUS Teaching Scholars activities such as a speaker series and a system-wide symposium on teaching and learning.

The MUS Teaching Scholars program seeks to award faculty members who are committed to building communities of practice around pedagogical innovations and whose innovations in teaching and learning share three principles:

• explicit focus on specific pedagogical or curricular strategies in response to an identified challenge;

• data-informed development, implementation, and assessment of strategies to drive iteration and adaptation; and

• pedagogical strategies or practices that drive positive and equitable student achievement outcomes.

“This is an outstanding honor for Sarah to be accepted into this MUS Scholars program,” commented Dr. Rita Kratky, MCC Vice President of Academic Affair. “We are very proud of the work she has been doing on our community college campus.”

Kloewer says she is excited to work with and learn from the cohort of instructors chosen from across the state.

For additional information on the cohort/awardees, please visit

Founded in 1939, Miles Community College (MCC) was established as the first community college in the state of Montana. Nestled in the heart of Miles City, the two-year college offers a bustling campus with on-site housing, a full athletic program, and a state-of-the-art Ag Advancement Center and offers quality programs including nursing/healthcare, agriculture & equine studies, business, information technology, education, and more.

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