“It is a great honor to receive this year’s Teaching Award. I would like to thank those who have nominated me. Teaching has always been my passion and I am grateful I get to share it with my amazing students and colleagues.”
"I am so pleased to teach in the Dept. of French and Italian at CU. In every level of course, we are, I find, so lucky to have interested, motivated, and intellectually curious students, who--it turns out--have quite the appetite for medieval literature! I am also so fortunate to work with such dedicated colleagues, who provide continuous support and inspiration. The Dept. is such a collegial community, which makes teaching a total pleasure!"
The Department would like to thank this year's committee: Élisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield, Cosetta Seno, and Alina Van Nelson.
The Department of French and Italian’s Teaching Award is bestowed upon a faculty member of any rank by their colleagues. It may be granted to recognize a colleague’s excellence in the classroom. It may also be awarded based on a colleague’s excellence in the endeavors that comprise the invisible labor necessary to improve student learning and maintain a dynamic, compelling, and meaningful curriculum. These pedagogical endeavors might include, but are not limited to, mentoring in all its forms (undergraduate, graduate, and collegial), developing and promoting interdisciplinary teaching, creating exciting opportunities for learning outside of the traditional classroom, advancing the effective use of digital technologies and online learning, nurturing diversity through pedagogy, expanding the department’s pedagogical reach by creating and teaching large classes, creatively expanding our curriculum in other ways, and other efforts deemed to significantly enhance the department’s pedagogical mission.