The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has named four 2017-18 Kaplan Award recipients.
This award recognizes individuals for significant and innovative improvement in instruction and/or service to students. Recipients receive a $250 grant from the university which is matched by the UW-Fox Valley Foundation/alumni/foundation. The award honors Arthur M. Kaplan, who retired in 1993 as vice chancellor of the UW Colleges.
Dr. John Beaver, physics and astronomy professor, received an award for his development of a new photographic process that uses art to learn about physical science, while also using physical science to learn about art. The “ephemeral-process” photography serves as a bridge to students who may be more comfortable in either art or science to engage and learn in the other.
Ane Carriveau, senior academic librarian and Kelly Johnson, academic librarian, were recognized for their continued excellence in support of instructional activities at UW-Fox Valley. They shared their expertise with students in ART 185: Italian Renaissance Art to develop essential research skills that helped students navigate a research and resource webpage they created specifically for the class.
Dr. Beth Johnson, geology professor, was selected in recognition of her work presenting the annual Tri-State Geological Field Conference on campus. During the conference, UW-Fox Valley students had the opportunity to meet geology students and professional geologists from seven states. Johnson also wrote a guidebook for that conference which was used for geology course field trips during the fall 2017 semester.
“These Kaplan Award recipients demonstrate very clearly the innovation of our faculty and staff to student learning,” said Dr. Martin Rudd, UW Colleges regional executive officer and dean. “Students are engaging in research, participating in regional conferences and exploring cutting edge techniques on our campus. These are just a few examples of what makes UWFox a terrific campus to begin a college education.”