awards to be given Monday
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Fourteen faculty members at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, four academic professionals and five
teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching and
advising Monday (April 28) at the annual Instructional Awards banquet in
the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.
Faculty winners of the
Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are Dorothy L.
psychology; Kimiko Gunji, art and
design; Craig Koslofsky, history; Richard S. Laugesen, mathematics; and Edward McAuley, kinesiology.
staff winners of the award are Donna J. Charlevoix, atmospheric sciences; Peter S.
and Robert C. Steltman, English.
assistants who will receive the award are Tobias Barske, Germanic languages and literatures;
Trent W. Maurer, human and
community development; James Nelligan, history; Srinivasan Sitaraman, political science; and Catherine M.
Foreman, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine, and Laurie Reynolds, professor of law, will receive the Campus Award for
Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.
recognizes professors and graduate teaching assistants who display
consistently excellent performance in the classroom, take innovative
approaches to teaching, positively affect the lives of their students, and
make other contributions to improved instruction, including influencing
Faculty members who are selected for the award
receive $5,000 and a $3,000 raise; instructional staff members receive
$4,000 and a $1,500 raise; graduate teaching assistants receive $3,500 and
a $1,000 increase in their stipends.
Others to be honored at the
Steven Helle, professor of journalism, and Arlette I.
Willis, professor of curriculum
and instruction, will be recognized as Distinguished Teacher/Scholars.
The program promotes excellence in teaching by honoring and supporting
outstanding faculty members who take an active role in enhancing teaching
and learning on the UI campus. During the past year, these honorees
utilized their skills to mentor other faculty members. They will retain
the title of University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar throughout their
Christine A. Jenkins, professor of library and information science, will
receive the Award for Excellence in Off-Campus Teaching, which provides
$4,000 to the recipient.
Yi Lu, professor of chemistry, will receive the Campus
Award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research, a $2,000 award
designed to foster and reward excellence in involving and guiding
undergraduate students in scholarly research.
professor of English, and
Rosalie Shaul Schmitt, academic adviser in education, will receive the Campus
Award for Excellence in Advising Undergraduate Students, which provides
$2,000 to each recipient.
Darrel J. Kesler, professor of animal sciences, will receive the
Campus Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Instruction, which provides
$2,000 to the recipient.
Elisabeth Oltheten, professor of finance, will receive the
Campus Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Instruction Using Educational
Technologies. The award provides $2,000 to the recipient.