Outstanding Teaching Award
Each year since 2008, the University Honors Student Association (UHSA) in conjunction with the University Honors Program (UHP) recognize one Honors faculty member for teaching excellence.
Every spring semester, a UHSA subcommittee distributes to UHP participants a list of eligible professors (those who taught Honors courses the previous spring and fall). Honors students are then invited to nominate the instructor they feel is most deserving of the award; each endorsement must be accompanied by a personal statement describing who is being nominated and why the student is supporting that particular professor. The subcommittee meets to count all the entries and to determine the top three candidates. The voting process then begins in April, and the winner is presented with a certificate at the Honors Graduation Ceremony in May.
Dr. Pascale Manning: 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient
Dr. Pascale Manning (Department of English) is this year's OTA winner. After voting closed on May 6 and ballots were counted, an announcement was sent to the UHP student group.
Manning was recognized for excellence in teaching English 310: Honors Advanced Composition, the same course for which she was nominated for this honor in 2014.
UHSA Executive Board Treasurer Natalya Mudry read endorsements and presented the award at the Spring 2016 Honors Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, at the Alumni Welcome & Conference Center.
Also nominated were Dr. Julia Chybowski (Department of Music) and Dr. Paul Klemp (Department of English). Congratulations to all of the nominees!
Dr. Manning (Department of English) accepted her award from Natalya Mudry (Supply Chain Management major and UHP senior) on May 11, 2016. (Photo courtesy of UW Oshkosh)