UW Today | 4/4/12
The university will honor 26 individuals and one team of five this year as part of the annual university-wide awards program. The awards honor outstanding performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support.
U Week | 9/30/10
Chantel Prat was nervous. She was spending her first full week on the UW campus. Prat is not a student, but a new assistant professor of psychology. Luckily she got help in the weeklong Faculty Fellows Program, designed to help new faculty members get oriented and learn more about their teaching role.
New York Times | 8/26/10
Feature on Seattle’s Jazz scene includes acclaimed trumpeter Cuong Vu, UW professor and 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient.
Seattle Times | 6/5/10
Review of Frances McCue’s new book, "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting the Northwest Towns of Richard Hugo." McCue, founding director of Richard Hugo House, the Seattle center for writers and writing, is now a writer-in-residence at the University of Washington’s Honors Program. This book completes her two-decade pursuit of Hugo and his work — it is an astute psychological portrait of Hugo and a superb reintroduction to his work.
U Week | 6/3/10
The Common Book this year will be a UW original. No, a member of the UW community didn’t pen a book just for the occasion, but a group of faculty, staff and students did select the elements for a collection unique to the University. The Common Book — that is, a single book that will be read by all incoming freshmen — is made up of 15 poems, each individually chosen by a committee for a book, which is titled, You Are Never Where You Are.
U Week | 6/3/10
This is the time of year that the University of Washington honors some of its best and brightest. Awards are given to honor outstanding teachers, staff, mentors and those engaged in public service. There are also awards for students, alumni and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves. On June 10, 2010 all these special people will be honored at a formal ceremony hosted by President Mark Emmert at 3:30 p.m. in Meany Hall. Here, we introduce you to the people behind the accomplishments. The Teaching Academy facilitates the teaching awards.
U Week | 4/29/10
The Distinguished Teaching Awards Showcase gives everyone the chance to experience first-hand the UW’s best educators. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 7, three mini-classes will be taught by past and present Distinguished Teaching Award recipients, which is the University’s highest honor for teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | 8/3/09
Article about the University of Minnesota’s new faculty orientation program, inspired by Faculty Fellows in UAA’s Teaching Academy.
Columns Magazine | 6/16/09
The seven recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards represent the broadest range of disciplines, from English to maxillofacial surgery. But they all have one thing in common: the ability to hold their students spellbound.
U Week | 5.28.09
Featured in Class Notes: EDUC 402: YouTube Goes to College: Documenting Excellent Teaching and Learning on the UW Campus, taught by Eugene Edgar, professor in the College of Education; Mary Pat Wenderoth, senior lecturer in biology; and Scott Macklin, chief technology officer of the College of Education. Mary Pat Wenderoth is co-director of the Teaching Academy.
U Week | 5.21.09
Nonstudents will have the opportunity to learn what’s going on in the UW’s classrooms these days during the 2009 Distinguished Teaching Awards Showcase, slated for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in Mary Gates Hall. The showcase will feature three past winners of the Distinguished Teaching Award conducting mini-classes, followed by a panel discussion with them and a few other award winning teachers.
U Week | 5.14.09
Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Graduate School and the UW Libraries are teaming up to create a new Center for Teaching and Learning at the University that will draw on the expertise of many units on campus.
U Week | 4.30.09
Now, when faculty now go to MyUW, click on Teaching and then on the "Class List" icon, the list of students in each of their classes is displayed along with photos. All 7,543 course sections on the three campuses now contain photos with the class list. The Office of Educational Assessment and Mary Pat Wenderoth of the Teaching Academy played integral roles in this innovation.
The Daily | 4.28.09
1973 Distinguished Teaching Awardee Professor Jon Bridgman is the subject of this Daily feature.
The Daily | 4.23.09
Mary Wenderoth, a senior lecturer in biology and co-director of UAA’s Teaching Academy, felt that connecting students’ names and faces was an opportunity to encourage student-teacher interaction inside — and outside — of the classroom. The UW recently implemented a program that allows teachers to access student rosters — and students’ photos — online.
University Week | 3.12.09
The University will honor 23 individuals and one team of two this year as part of the annual Universitywide awards program. The awards honor outstanding performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support.
University Week | 1.29.09
Members of the Teaching and Learning Consortium will host a table at the club from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month. The next discussions will be on Feb. 4 and 5. They invite anyone interested to stop by and chat. Mary Pat Wenderoth of the Teaching Academy is quoted.
The Daily | 02/26/08
Here at the UW there are two types of teachers: those on the tenure track and those on the non-tenure track.
Teaching Academy Co-Director Mary Pat Wenderoth quoted.
The Seattle Times | 06/07/07
Willis Konick, looking a little like Groucho Marx without the cigar, asks a student to slap him. He prances from desktop to desktop. He rolls his arms wildly, screeching a little. And he lures one student into an elaborate discussion about moving with him to a place called "Easy Vista."