Each year, awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education are given to professors and teaching assistants in the School of Arts and Sciences to recognize their outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom, their engagement with their students, and pedagogic communities, and their overall commitment to the undergraduate education mission. And, each year, the theme that inevitably shines through in each nomination is the students’ understanding that these instructors “genuinely want us to learn.”
This year a new, special category has been added: Pandemic Pedagogy. Since March 10, 2020—when the pandemic necessitated online instruction—there have been so many extraordinary contributions to undereducation. This special category, open to any full-time SAS faculty or staff, or group of faculty and staff, recognizes outstanding work in supporting others during the pandemic in developing instruction that meets the highest standards for online pedagogy.
We are indebted to each of these instructors and staff members and are grateful for their untiring support of our students and stewardship of the future.
Congratulations to Dr. David Barker and Dr. Lyra Stein, the recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education Awards Please see the link below for details. 2021 Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education (rutgers.edu)