Center for Faculty Development Awards
Due to COVID-19, we did not hold an award ceremony in Spring 2020 and plan to hold our next one in January 2021.
On May 2, 2019, UHCL faculty were honored at the Center for Faculty Development Awards. These awards are held annually by the Center to promote and sustain a campus culture that values intellectual inquiry, scholarship, and creative engagement. Here are the winners for the 2018-19 academic year at UHCL, as well as a list of faculty honored for teaching over 1000, 2500, and 5000 students during their time here at our university!
New Faculty Awards
Recognizing new faculty who have performed at a very high level on either teaching, research, or service before they apply for promotion.
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan
Service Award – no nominations received
Texas Research & Scholarship Award
Recognizing faculty for high level of scholarship on topics concerning the state of Texas.
A closer look at the effects of restoration design on biologic function in restored estuarine wetlands: A case study in Galveston Bay, Texas - Cindy Howard
Surviving the storm: Avoidant coping, helping behavior, resilience and affective symptoms around a major hurricane-flood - Steven Bistricky, Heather Kanenberg, Sara Elkins, Mary Short
Instructional Innovation Award
Recognizing faculty who stimulate a spirit of experimentation and creativity in trying out new ideas to enhance teaching and learning in specific, practical, and generalizable ways.
Using Interactive Video Modules for Delivering Online Instruction – Silvana Chambers
Turning Pedagogical Conversations about Critical Thinking and Ethical Commitment in Core United States History Courses - Anne Gessler and Barbara Hales
Innovative Teaching Agile Software Development - Soma Datta
“Go to 11” Award
Awarded to faculty who earned 11 or more credits for activities sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan
Number of Students Taught
Honoring faculty members who have taught 1,000, 2,500, and 5,000 students since their hire date at UHCL. The faculty listed below achieved this milestone at the last award ceremony.
Faculty Who Have Taught 5,000+ Students
L. Jean Walker
Faculty Who Have Taught 2,500+ Students
Faculty Who Have Taught 1,000+ Students
Susan Basso McCauley
Charles Philips, Jr.
CFD Staff Appreciation Award
Awarded annually to a distinguished staff member who has shown outstanding excellence and superior performance to assist the Center for Faculty Development accomplish goals throughout the year.
Jennifer Willis-Opalenik, Instructional Designer III
For more faculty highlights and recognition, please go to the university page highlight faculty.