Dr. Patrick Davis, professor and senior associate dean in Pharmacy, Signature Course professor and long-time participant in the Freshman Reading Round-Up, was among five winners of the President’s Associate Teaching Excellence Award. He was nominated by the School of Undergraduate Studies. The President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education in the core curriculum and Signature Courses, as well as rewarding a record of engagement with curriculum reform and educational innovation. Two of the winners nominated by other colleges are also very involved with Undergraduate Studies’s core curriculum, Signature Courses, and the Reading Round-Up. Each winner will receive an honorarium of $5,000.
Michael Scott, a senior lecturer in Computer Science, teaches the Signature Course seminar Impact and History of Electronic Entertainment, leads a Reading Round-Up session on Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion, and is a frequent presenter at the Honors Colloquium.
Dr. Wendy Domjan, from the College of Liberal Arts, teaches the Signature Course seminar On the Bright Side: The Psychology of Optimism, Love, and Virtue, and has led Reading Round-Up sessions for many years.