The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is to “promote students’ academic and future success through campus and community partnerships.” That’s why the OVPTL was proud to bring the campus community together in late April for the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching to recognize the efforts put forth by hardworking faculty and graduate students.

“One of the reasons that education is so important is the real-time impact that it makes in the lives of students,” said Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. “The Celebration of Teaching event recognizes our top educators for their contributions to not only their students, but to the university as a whole.”

Professors and graduate students alike were recognized for their contributions with prestigious awards like the Dr. De Gallow “Professor of the Year” award and the “Most Promising Future Faculty” award.

“Educators directly affect students on a daily basis, shaping them into the great minds of tomorrow; every interaction has meaning and instructors play an essential role in producing the prosperous students who will shape the future,” said Brian Sato, Faculty Director of the Division for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. “The Celebration of Teaching ceremony aims to recognize the weight all instructors have on student development and the good they do for the world through their profession.”

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