At the end of every semester at Georgia Tech — after weeks of faculty grading the work of students — the tables are flipped, and students get to evaluate their teachers and their class experiences using the Course Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS).
Faculty members with exceptional scores and response rates are presented with the Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 CIOS Award. This year, 40 College of Sciences faculty and instructors are receiving awards and honors for their work from spring through fall 2020 semesters.
The challenges of teaching classes during Covid-19 necessitated a new recognition from the CTL: The Honor Roll, which includes 32 College of Sciences faculty on its inaugural list.
“Teaching during the pandemic has required everyone to pivot to new ways of teaching, and faculty appreciate hearing that students value their efforts,” says Joyce Weinsheimer, CTL director. The criteria for Honor Roll selection are the same as for the Class of 1934 Award.
The following are the College of Sciences faculty named to both the Class of 1934 and Honor Roll Awards (groups broken up into small and large classes):
Class of 1934 Award
Mirjana Milosevec Brockett, senior academic professional, School of Biological Sciences
Lutz Warnke, assistant professor, School of Mathematics
Hector Daniel Cervantes Banos, postdoctoral researcher, School of Mathematics
Dan Margalit, professor, School of Mathematics
Dobromir Rahnev, assistant professor, School of Psychology
Amit Reddi, associate professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Carrie Shepler, professor, Director of Instructional Activities and Student Experience, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alonzo Whyte, academic professional, School of Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)
School of Mathematics — Lutz Warnke, assistant professor
School of Biological Sciences:
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences:
Samantha Wilson, academic professional
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry:
School of Mathematics:
Alex Blumenthal, assistant professor; Hector Daniel Cervantes Banos, postdoctoral researcher; Klara Grodzinsky, Director of Teaching Assistants; Miriam Kuzbary, assistant professor; Gary Lavigne, professor; Wenjing Liao, assistant professor; Marissa Loving, postdoctoral researcher; Dan Margalit, professor; Gregory Mayer, Director of Online Learning; Stephanie Reikes, lecturer, Tutoring and Academic Support; Victor Vilaca Da Rocha, assistant professor; Zhiyu Wang, postdoctoral researcher
School of Psychology:
Dobromir Rahnev, assistant professor