Congratulations to Juliet Lee, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, for being selected as a 2015 Bender Teaching Award recipient.
The Bender Teaching Awards recognize undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching at GW. Endowed by Morton A. Bender and GW, each award provides a $1,000 prize to be used by the recipient for professional development. Nominations are solicited from Oct. through Nov. A selection committee of faculty and students select the recipients based upon demonstrated excellence in:
- Use of pedagogically sound teaching practice.
- Setting of high academic standards and expectations for student achievement as evidenced by the assignment of challenging, relevant homework and rigorous examinations.
- Use of teaching techniques, tools, or resources worthy of attention by other faculty.
- A high level of involvement and intellectual excitement by students as measured by student testimony and feedback.
- Strong commitment to student learning as evidenced by adapting instruction to student strengths, needs, and differences, and by regular availability to students outside the classroom (e.g., office hours and email, telephone, and Skype-like connections) or by frequent, organized online discussion.
- Use of assessment evidence to guide instructional improvement.
- Engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, or other activities that help colleagues improve their own teaching.
Lee and three other faculty award winners were honored at the Fifth Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony on April 8th for their dedication, research, and service to the University.