It’s a brand-new award to be presented at the University Leadership Awards program Friday evening (May 14) at UW-Green Bay. The Instructional Development Council is recognizing two teachers with the inaugural Student Nominated Teaching Awards. As the name implies, nominations are made solely by students. One award goes to a veteran teacher, and the other to an instructor relatively new in his or her career. Each recipient will receive a $100 S&E line to use for teaching-related expenses. Honorees this year, as chosen by the IDC awards subcommittee with student representation, are:
• Lucy Arendt of Business Administration, currently an assistant professor of Business Administration and longtime instructor in management, in the “experienced teacher” division; and
• Amy Wolf, associate professor of biology, who formally joined the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty in 2005, in the “early career” category.
The IDC fielded an impressive total of 47 nominations from the ranks of undergraduate teaching assistants, graduate TAs, instructors, lecturers and faculty members. That list of nominations is part of our longer post.