Melissa Haeffner receives 2021 Freshman Inquiry Excellence in Teaching Award
The University Studies Council created these awards to recognize excellence in teaching that includes integrated learning, transformative experiences, availability and personal interest in students, promotion of diversity and value of difference, and encouragement of self-expression and exploration.
One award is given annually to a faculty member teaching Freshman Inquiry who has demonstrated Excellence in Teaching. Excellence in Teaching means inspiring students to be curious about themselves and others, our histories, and the systems we live in, thus realizing one’s social responsibility. It requires facilitating the integration of ideas and experience, while equipping students with the skills, confidence, and curiosity to become lifelong learners.