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ENGR 101 instructors recognized by Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

These awards acknowledge the exceptional contributions of instructors of first-year and other undergraduate education courses.
Laura Burdick, James Juett, Laura Alford

CSE lecturers James Juett and Laura Burdick, alongside Laura Alford from NAME, have received a newly established award from the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education (ADUE) in recognition of their outstanding teaching. The three ENGR 101 instructors earned the office’s Instructional Team Award.

The award recognizes undergraduate teaching efforts that have significantly advanced one or more of the four goal areas of the ADUE office: preeminent engineering education, experiential learning, academic innovation, and academic opportunities for all.

“The College has a long tradition of departments recognizing excellence in teaching,” said Joanna M. Millunchick, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. “These awards acknowledge the exceptional contributions of instructors of first-year and other undergraduate education courses, particularly in light of COVID challenges and innovations.” 

During the pandemic, the three ENGR 101 instructors switched to the HyFlex model of teaching, which combines in-person and online learning to meet the needs of students across the world. The team is working with the Foundational Course Initiative in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) to transform this pivotal engineering course into a more engaging, equitable, and inclusive learning experience.

The winners received their awards at the First Year Programs Luncheon on May 4, 2022.

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