University faculty and staff are called on to do many things. Balancing research, teaching, and service can be demanding. Doing any one of these well while also giving the other elements attention can be a challenge indeed. It is particularly inspiring to see universities reward exemplary efforts in the classroom and lab.
We at the OSU CTL would like to especially cheer the 2019 Teaching Award winners!! For the winners (and a link to nominate deserving candidates ):
The OSU Faculty Excellence in Online Teaching Award recognizes faculty who devote a significant amount of time to online teaching and online course development of for-credit courses. In 2019, the award recipient is Yvette Gibson, Instructor, Online Rangeland Science Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences.
The OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award honors unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship which enhances effective instruction. The 2019 honor is given to Lori Kayes, Senior Instructor I, Integrative Biology, College of Science.
The Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award recognizes full professors who have been at OSU a minimum of 15 years and consistently provide direct instruction to undergraduate students. Andrew Blaustein, Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, College of Science is the 2019 recipient.
The Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award recognizes an individual for outstanding undergraduate teaching; research, particularly related to improvement of instruction; and professional leadership. In 2019, the recipient is Gita Cherian, Professor of Animal & Rangeland Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Herbert F. Frolander Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizes graduate students who have excelled in their capacity as teaching assistants. For 2019, this honor is given to Thaddaeus Buser, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fisheries & Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences.
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to the winners and all faculty and instructors for doing what you do for our students!!