Excellence in Teaching Awards

Each year the Committee on Teaching selects faculty to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards. Given in spring, the awards honor UCSC instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching. Nominations are first submitted by students and then narrowed down by the committee for further consideration. Each finalist is asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy, and a letter of support is solicited from the Department Chair. The committee looks for evidence that the nominee has thought deeply about teaching and learning and effectively applies that thinking in the classroom.

The committee is pleased to announce the following 2017-18 winners:

  • David Harrison, Computer Science
  • Melissa Jurica, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Albert Narath, History of Art and Visual Culture
  • Carine Rohmer, Language & Applied Linguistics
  • David Smith, Physics 
  • Veronica Tonay, Psychology

Courtesy of UCSC NewsCenter: Awards spotlight commitment to teaching