The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has won two of the three Teaching Excellence Awards bestowed by the UW System Board of Regents.
The awards recognize individuals and programs with a strong commitment to teaching and learning and those that have a significant impact on students' intellectual development.
UW-Whitewater honorees are:
Susan Huss-Lederman, professor of languages and literatures. A faculty member since 1995, Huss-Lederman focuses on applied linguistics and teaching English as a Second Language. She is a successful grant writer, devoted research mentor and talented curriculum developer. Read more >>
Department of Counselor Education. Established in 1967 and recognized as a leader in the Upper Midwest in preparing counselors to serve in school and community settings, the program provides students with real-world clinical experiences. Read more >>
"I am immensely proud that the Board of Regents chose to honor UW-Whitewater with two of its three 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards. It is a testament to the culture at this university and our belief that we are transforming students' lives," said Chancellor Beverly Kopper. "Dedicated and caring faculty members like Susan Huss-Lederman help students find their voices and develop important writing and communication skills that serve them in immeasurable ways."
Kopper also praised the Counselor Education Program, which has prepared more than 1,370 professionally trained counselors, with the vast majority working in Wisconsin.
"Across the state, in schools and communities, the graduates of our counselor education program are providing critical services to those in need. Through the immersive experience at UW-Whitewater, students learn to help people going through challenging and desperate times. They become advocates for social justice, looking to improve the human condition."
The Regents Teaching Excellence Awards will be officially presented at the Board of Regents meeting on June 10 at UW-Milwaukee.