2015 Creative Teaching Awards

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Creative teaching is not just something professors do, but it's about who they are, where they come from, the vision they have for students, plus a host of other attributes to intuitive scholarship in the classroom. This year, UGA recognizes four great ones, including two from the Franklin College:

Richard Menke and Montgomery Wolf, in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Brock Woodson and Siddharth Savadatti, in the College of Engineering, were recognized with the 2015 Creative Teaching Awards during the Faculty Recognition Banquet at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on April 13.

Presented by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, the Creative Teaching Awards recognize UGA faculty for excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching strategies to improve student learning. Up to three awards are presented annually to encourage instructional excellence. This is the second year the awards have been presented.

"Our faculty continue to develop innovative teaching strategies to improve student engagement," said Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction. "The recipients of this year's Creative Teaching Awards demonstrate our faculty's commitment for improving student learning by incorporating active-learning strategies that extend teaching on a variety of platforms outside the physical classroom through the use of technology."

Columns currently features a panoply of this year's awards and recipients. It's an inspiring group - check it out.

Image: University of Georgia faculty members (from left) Brock Woodson, Montgomery Wolf, Siddharth Savadatti and Richard Menke were recognized with the 2015 Creative Teaching Awards during the Faculty Recognition Banquet at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on April 13. (Photo credit: Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA).