Program on the Environment's Kristi Straus
Program on the Environment’s Kristi Straus

Congratulations to UW Environment’s Kristi Straus! The lecturer at UW’s Program on the Environment was recently selected to receive the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award. She will be honored at UW’s Awards of Excellence ceremony on June 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at Meany Hall.

Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter, enthusiasm and innovation in teaching and learning process, ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom, ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work, and innovations in course and curriculum design.

“Kristi uses a variety of teaching styles and is always seeking ways to evolve and improve her teaching. She breaks class periods into distinct units and provides learning styles and opportunities for all her students,” one of her award nomination letters stated. “In addition, she connects very well with her students, listens to the sense of the classroom, and gauges well when students need additional instruction. She is enthusiastic, dynamic, caring and knowledgeable.”

The Awards of Excellence event includes a one-hour ceremony hosted by President Cauce and Provost Baldasty, followed by a reception with cupcakes and other snacks, a photo booth and a chance to connect and celebrate with your team members and the rest of the UW community.

Please join us in congratulating Kristi and the rest of the 2017 Awards of Excellence winners!

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