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2013 A&S Teaching Awards Announced

2013 A&S Award for Excellence

Posted: January 27, 2014

The College has awarded one faculty member and one teaching assistant with the
2013 ARTS & SCIENCES AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Faculty nominees were evaluated on the basis of the breadth and quality of their instructional contributions. Preference was given to those who have demonstrated instructional excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through both classroom instruction and supervision of student research, who have integrated their research and scholarship into their teaching, and who developed particularly thoughtful teaching portfolios.

Graduate teaching assistants were evaluated primarily on the quality of their undergraduate teaching and the strength of their contributions to their department’s instructional mission.

Hua Guo

Professor Hua Guo
Professor Hua Guo teaches Physical Chemistry for the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. His research specialty is in the area of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. Professor Guo stood out from the rest of the nominees based on his work in successfully teaching particularly difficult areas of Chemistry. In addition to his work with advanced students and graduate students, he is also involved in the revision of the General Chemistry curriculum.

Lindsey Ives

Lindsey Ives
Lindsey Ives is a Teaching Assistant in the English Department’s Core Writing Program. Her specialties are civil rights rhetoric and second language writing. Ms. Ives was selected for this award based on her work in teaching the Practicum in Teaching Composition and in helping to develop and teach the new "Stretch 101" course. She is a great role model for other TAs and an asset in administering the Core Writing program. Her contribution to the University is far beyond the norm for teaching assistants.

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