Celebration of Teaching

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2016 COT awaardees

UCI honors some of its outstanding instructors at the 2016 Celebration of Teaching.
Founded in 1992, to date over 300 professors, lecturers, and TAs have been recognized by their colleagues and students for exemplary teaching.


2017 Celebration of Teaching

Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:30-6:30 pm, University Student Center, Doheny Beach A&B.
For more information and nomination forms: link


There are two categories of awards presented, the first of which is the Campuswide Awards. Recipients are selected by members of the Academic Senate Council on Student Experience and members of the groups providing the monetary awards. Selections are based on campuswide nominations from peers, colleagues, and students.

The second category of awards are for those selected by their Deans as Deans’ Honorees for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the 2015-2016 Pedagogical Fellows selected by the Center for Engaged Instruction.

2016 Awardees

Professor of the Year

Keith Murphy
Anthropology, School of Social Sciences

 

Lecturer of the Year

Amanda Holton
Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences

 

Instructional Technology Innovation (Co-Award)

Marcelo Wood
Neurobiology & Behavioral Sciences, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

Mathew Beckmann
Political Science, School of Social Sciences

 

Most Promising Future Faculty Members 

Sharon Shenhav
Psychology & Social Behavior, School of Social Ecology

 

TA Professional Development Award

Julie Ferguson
Earth System Science, School of Physical Science

 

School Honorees:

Prof. Sandy Irani, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science

Prof. Grant MacGregor, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

Prof. Drew Bailey, School of Education

Prof. Yuqing Guo, Program in Nursing Science

Prof. Nancy da Silva, Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Prof. Belinda Campos, School of Social Sciences

Prof. Jayne Lewis, School of Humanities

Prof. Veronica Vieira, Program in Public Health

Prof. German Andres Enciso Ruiz, School of Physical Sciences

Prof. Keramet Reiter, School of Social Ecology

Prof. Zheng Sun, Paul Merage School of Business

Prof. Jesse Colin Jackson, Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Pedagogical Fellows:

Pedagogical Fellows are mentor TAs who develop and implement the campus-wide TA Professional Development Program and who offer training workshops throughout the year for their peers.  They will also be recognized at the ceremony for their contributions to quality undergraduate education:

School of Physical Sciences

 Henry Samueli School of Engineering

School of Humanities

 School of Social Ecology

School of Social Sciences

Program in Nursing Science

Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences

 Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

School of Education

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

 

For an alphabetical listing of former award recipients, click here.