Excellence in Teaching Award
English Professor Andrew Burton has been recognized with the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. Among those who nominated Professor Burton were several of his former and current students, all of whom spoke in glowing terms of his skills in the classroom and his dedication to them.
Professor Burton has researched, implemented and demystified Universal Design for Learning, a pedagogical framework that helps teachers more effectively respond to students’ enormous diversity. Also, he has supported the professional development of his fellow faculty by fostering peer observation, which consists of teachers observing each other in their classrooms, and by designing a peer mentorship program in which he served as a mentor.