Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
In the Spring 2019 semester, CITL began to solicit student nominations for its Teaching Honors. We asked students to identify members of the WKU faculty who, in their experience, have proven to be effective, thoughtful, and innovative pedagogues. Although this is but one measure of the tremendous teaching that happens on WKU’s campus, we wanted to recognize faculty in a concrete and public way for the difference they make in our students’ lives. Thus far, students have responded enthusiastically to our call for nominations and are eager to testify to the many excellent teachers on our campuses. In Spring 2019, we received 389 nominations from 374 unique nominators and in spring 2020 a record 849 nominations came in from 784 students.
Once a faculty member has been nominated, they are automatically considered to become one of five CITL Teaching Honor recipients. There are no additional materials they need to submit; CITL makes the final selection based on the strength of the student nominations. We are also careful to consider nominations from all the semesters.
Fall 2020 Winners
In the Fall of 2020, WKU celebrated six winners of the CITL Teaching Honors. These recipients represent each of the Colleges as well as the Graduate School.
Congratulations to: Jason Bergner (Accounting Department), Amanda Brooks (Chemistry Department), Reagan Brown (Psychological Sciences Department), Jennifer Hanley (Department of History), Sarah (Herrick) Scali (Exercise Science Program), and Janet Tassell (School of Teacher Education).
The CITL recognizes Dr. Sarah Herrick from the School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport as a 2020 Teaching Honors Award Recipient for her willingness to go above and beyond for students both in and out of the classroom.