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UWFox honors faculty members with Kaplan Award

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Four faculty and staff members at UWFox have been awarded the UW Colleges’ prestigious Arthur M. Kaplan Award.  2014 award recipients are Kelly Johnson, and Ane Carriveau (shared award), Heather Benson and A.L. Ranen McLanahan.

Ane CarriveauKelly JohnsonKelly Johnson (Associate Academic Librarian) & Ane Carriveau (Director of Library)

Both Kelly and Ane were nominated and chosen for a 2014 Kaplan Award for their work with the UWFox English Department, helping them implement changes to the competencies for core classes; for creating new learning outcomes to better match the information literacy skills taught to the departmental competencies; and for adding researching sessions to English classes and assisting in assessing skills at every class level.

Heather BensonHeather Benson (Associate Lecturer of English)

Benson was chosen for a 2014 Kaplan Award because of her leadership in the UWFox English Department and enhancement of learning for both her colleagues and students; for making significant and innovative improvements in instruction and service to students; and for adding elements of social interactions and projects to help students gain first-hand experience and confidence.

A.L. Ranen McLanahan, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Engineering)

Ranen McLanahanRanen’s desire to assist with student learning through study sessions, focus on critical applications in his teaching, patience and accessibility in his approach to students, and his deep connections with the local engineering community that have opened new pathways in mentoring and research opportunities for students have earned him a 2014 Kaplan Award.

The Arthur M. Kaplan Award program was established to recognize the outstanding contributions made to education by UW Colleges faculty and academic staff. It recognizes the very positive spirit that Provost / Vice Chancellor Emeritus Arthur M. Kaplan contributed to the enhancement of education in the UW Colleges.

Each of the 13 individual campuses around the state that collectively make up the UW Colleges claims its own Kaplan Award winner(s). The award, which began in 1993, is a grant provided to the individual and the campus that is to be used for professional development or necessary supplies and equipment. In some cases, individual campus foundations match institutional funds.


Posted 1/14/2014