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Applications Due March 23 for Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching

Kara M. Whitman takes a celebratory photo with Clif Stratton and Dick Law after receiving the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching.

Washington State University announces that applications and nominations for the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through Monday, March 23.

The new recipient will be recognized at the WSU Undergraduate Education awards ceremony in April.

Presented since 2013, the Law Award recognizes outstanding teaching by faculty on all campuses who teach courses in the University Common Requirements (UCORE) curriculum. Eight faculty members have so far received the Law Award, said Karen Weathermon, member of the Law Award selection committee.

“The Law Award recognizes exceptional educators for their efforts to provide top learning experiences for their students.”

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WSU Accepts Smith Teaching and Learning Grant Applications Through March 23

An oil-on-canvas painting by WSU student artist Christina Sagrelius that depicts snowy hills reminiscent of the Palouse in winter.

WSU faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5,000, announced Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement.

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning are encouraged to apply by March 23 for a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant of up to $5,000, announced Mary F. Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement.

There are three focus areas of this year’s awards: increasing course completion by reducing high C-DFW rates (grades of C-minus, D, F, or Withdraw) and/or closing equity gaps; incorporating undergraduate research in lower-division curriculum; and, improving student writing in M courses (Writing in the Major). Proposals should address one of the areas through innovative practices that improve student learning.

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