April 17, 2018
Dr. Brendan A. Harley has been honored with the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Harley, Robert W. Schaefer Faculty Scholar and associate professor, was chosen for his development of an innovative course on tissue engineering that introduces undergraduates to cutting-edge research in the biosciences. He supplements traditional lectures by selecting current journal articles that show students how to apply the knowledge from the lectures. He also is committed to the active recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, specifically women, in STEM disciplines.
The award recognizes sustained excellence in and innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning. Honorees are represented in three employee categories: faculty, specialized faculty and teaching assistants. Winners were honored at a banquet this spring at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.