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Elizabeth Reed Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award

The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.

Based on more than 50,000 student rating of instruction responses, ten finalists have been identified for the 2015 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

Senior Lecturer Beth Reed is one of the finalists in the Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Professor of Practice category.

Comments on the nominees are due by Friday, April 3, and can be completed online.

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes. The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients. The recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in May 2015.

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Faculty Awarded Jackson Grants

Due to a generous gift from William G. Jackson, the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the 2015 grant recipients. Nearly $55,000 in grants were awarded to instructors and teams of instructors at $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 levels. These grants will support course/program reform or expansion projects using blended and online learning.

Lecturer Jason Gregersen and Associate Professors Todd King and Stefaan De Winter were awarded a $10,000-level grant for Extension of Blended Learning across the Calculus Sequence.

Ben Ong, Assistant Professor, was awarded a $1,000-level grant for Computational Science Models.

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Proposals in Progress, January 14, 2014

PI Cecile Piret (Math), “A RBF-based Frame Strategy for Bypassing the Runge Phenomenon,” NSF

PI Zhengfu Xu (Math/CSERI) and Co-PIs Jingfeng Jiang (Bio Med/CSERI), Mark Gockenbach (Math/CSERI) and Sean Kirkpatrick (Bio Med/CSERI), “EDT: Enrich Doctoral Training in Applied Mathematics to Advance Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research and Career Development,” NSF

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