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Friday, May 17, 2024

ASUCD celebrates ‘Excellence in Education’

ASUCD’s Academic Affairs Commission held the Seventh Annual Excellence in Education awards Wednesday evening, during which six UC Davis professors were honored for their teaching achievements.

The winners, from left to right, are Stephen Lewis from Engineering, Charles Walker from Social Sciences, Jay Rosenheim from Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Michael Lazzarra from Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Andreas Toupadakis from Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Douglass Gross from Biological Sciences.

While there are several undergraduate teaching awards, the Excellence in Education Awards are the only ones that are completely funded, nominated and selected by students. Students nominated approximately 150 professors, lecturers and teaching assistants for consideration. The Academic Affairs commission then narrowed it down to 18 finalists. Members of the commission conducted interviews with each of the 18 and then made a recommendation as to who should win.

At Wednesday evening’s ceremony, all nominees were presented with a certificate featuring a quote from the nominating student while winners were each given a plaque.






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