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Daniels Receives 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Daniels Receives 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Mathematician Mark Daniels is one of 27 University of Texas faculty members chosen to receive prestigious 2018 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards. The awards recognize innovative teaching and commitment to student success. They each will receive $25,000 in recognition of their commitment to student success.

Mark Daniels

Daniels, clinical professor and associate director of the UTeach program, is helping students become independent thinkers and life-long learners by changing how STEM is taught. Through his work with UTeach, the Discovery Learning Project and the Inquiry Based Learning Project he is helping teachers create more opportunities for students to question and discover rather than just consume information – more creating projects, less taking tests.

Over the last decade, Regents have awarded more than $19 million to 700 UT educators for delivering the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, lab, field and online.

"We are indebted to these educators who exemplify great teaching on every level," Board of Regents Chairman Sara Martinez Tucker said. "These are educators, researchers and health care professionals who – no matter how long they've been teaching – never stop thinking about new and innovative ways to enhance the learning experience."

Nominees undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.

Recipients of the 2018 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards will be recognized Aug. 9 at a reception held in conjunction with the Board of Regents meeting in Austin.

A full list of honorees from all UT System institutions is available here.

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