Every year, the University of Georgia celebrates the successes of its students, faculty, staff and alumni in a series of events during Honors Week. This year, five faculty members in the College of Education were recognized for their accomplishments in both the classroom and in the local community.
The honors range from teaching and public service awards—such as the 2016 Creative Teaching Award, which recognizes creative teaching strategies used by faculty to improve student learning—to the Josiah Meigs Teaching Professorship, the university's highest recognition for instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
UGA has honored the following faculty members in the College:
"Honors Week is a celebration of the innumerable ways that our faculty, staff, students and alumni help make the University of Georgia such a vibrant academic community," said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Honors Week at UGA dates back to the 1930s when then-Chancellor S.V. Sanford set aside a day to recognize exemplary students. The event was expanded to a full week in 2011 to include events recognizing faculty, staff and alumni.