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Awards Banquet honor excellence in teaching, advising
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Fourteen University of Illinois faculty members, one academic professional
and five teaching assistants will be honored for excellence in teaching
and advising undergraduate students Monday (April 30) at the annual
UI Instructional Awards Banquet.
The teaching assistants and four professors will receive the Campus
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the principal award
for undergraduate instruction at the UI, at the banquet in the Illini
Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.
The award recognizes professors and graduate teaching assistants who
display consistently excellent performance in the classroom, take innovative
approaches to teaching, affect the lives of their students, and make
other contributions to improved instruction, including influencing the
Faculty winners of the award are Stephanie Foote, English; John A. Lynn,
history; Roderick MacLeod, cell and structural biology; and Adam T.
Graduate teaching assistants who will receive the award are Kristine
Baxter Bauer, mathematics; Andrew C. Helms, economics; Stephanie M.
Hilger, comparative literature; Elizabeth T. Klett, English; and Jon
D. Perkins, accountancy.
Faculty members who are selected for the award receive $5,000 and a
$3,000 raise; graduate teaching assistants receive $3,500 and a $1,000
increase in their stipends.
Others to be honored at the banquet:
professor of agricultural engineering, and Joseph Squier, professor
of art and design, will be recognized as Distinguished Teacher/Scholars.
Evans Jr., professor of mathematics, and Phyllis Vanlandingham, academic
adviser in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will receive the
Campus Award for Excellence in Advising Undergraduate Students, which
provides $2,000 to each.
professor of English, will receive the Award for Innovation in Undergraduate
Instruction, which provides $2,000 to the recipient.
F. Hutjens, professor of animal sciences, and James A. Levin, professor
of educational psychology, will receive the Campus Award for Excellence
in off-Campus Teaching. Each will receive $4,000, and their departments
will be provided with $1,000 to improve off-campus instruction and develop
Ingram Willis, professor of curriculum and instruction, 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.
Chew, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Lawrence M.
DeBrock, professor of economics; and Sandra Manfra Marretta, professor
of veterinary clinical medicine, will receive the Campus Award for Excellence
in Graduate and Professional Teaching, which is designed to reward faculty
members in professional or graduate programs who normally wouldnt
have an opportunity to compete for undergraduate teaching awards. Each
will receive $5,000 and a $3,000 raise.