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Tulane bestows 2020 teaching awards on four faculty members

May 20, 2020 11:45 AM
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Tulane Today staff today@tulane.edu

Four Tulane University faculty members received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the Spring 2020 semester — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, and instructional improvement and development; and two President’s Awards for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, given to faculty members who have a sustained and compelling record of excellence in teaching and learning and an ongoing commitment to educational excellence. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano.)

Jeff Agnew
WEISS FELLOWS AWARD Jeffrey Agnew, a senior professor of practice in the School of Science and Engineering, possesses a classroom charisma that makes his Earth and Environmental Sciences students eager to learn. “Dr. Agnew cultivates a classroom atmosphere that supports inquisitiveness — no matter the situation, he treats all students with respect,” wrote one student. The Teaching Awards committee noted, “It is striking that his intentions and philosophies of teaching were in many cases directly reflected back in what the students said they experience in the classes” — a testament to his dedication to student success. Another student added, “I cannot rave about Professor Agnew enough.”