Charlie Sweet, of the Class of 1965, has just co-authored the seventh book in the “It Works for Me” series that he has written with Hal Blythe, a colleague at Eastern Kentucky University. This latest edition is titled It Works for Me Creatively. The books all offer shared tips for teaching. Some of the other titles in the series are It Works for Me As a Scholar-Teacher and It Works for Me Online. They are all part of The New Forums Better Teaching series.
This book is designed to demonstrate that “everyone possesses creative talent, though it may be latent in some and difficult to bring out in others. It’s not just a talent possessed by artists and engineers, mind you, but everyone.”
Charlie is Foundation Professor and Co-Director of Eastern Kentucky’s Teaching & Learning Center, which he helped establish along with his co-author. The Teaching & Learning Center offers EKU faculty development activities, including one-on-one consultations, small-group workshops, learning communities, guest lectures, university-wide forums, and Center-sponsored conference trips. One of the popular programs is the Faculty Consultation Program, which includes peer classroom observation.
A member of the Eastern Kentucky faculty since 1970, Charlie taught in the English and Theatre Department. In 2005, he won the Acorn Award presented by the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education to the professor who best demonstrates excellence in service and commitment to students.