Students are a university’s reason for being – and four faculty in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs were recently honored for the excellent teaching they deliver.
The FIU Office of Faculty Leadership and Success recently announced the inaugural Rewarding Excellence in Teaching Incentives (RETI) award recipients, including these Green School faculty:
- Katherine Lineberger, Teaching Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies
- Tovah Bender, Associate Teaching Professor, History
- Lindsey Maxwell, Assistant Teaching Professor, History
- Kevin Evans, Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations
Each of these faculty members received $2,000 awards for the excellence they display in learning-centered, inclusive, and evidence-based teaching.
“The superb teaching of our devoted faculty is instrumental to the success of our students,” said Shlomi Dinar, interim dean of the Green School. “I would like to congratulate and thank these faculty who have distinguished themselves by providing an outstanding and impactful classroom experience.”
The new award is part of the Evaluating and Rewarding Teaching Initiative launched by the university’s Office of Faculty Leadership and Success. It is intended to recognize faculty who are working to create learning-centered, inclusive teaching by using evidence/information from their own classrooms to inform instructional design and practice.
This award provides faculty the opportunity to build their teaching excellence portfolio and can serve as a foundation for future awards such as the Faculty Senate, Gateway, and/or Adjunct Teaching Awards. The documentation provided for this award can include nascent work in improving student success as well as established practices.