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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    HI 96822 808 956 8111 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Davis Award Winner Chamil Rathnayake Mānoa Chamil Rathnayake is a graduate assistant in the School of Communications at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Part of his teaching philosophy Rathnayake views teaching as a process of learning as much as teaching For him teaching is a process of reflexive learning of the dynamics of the class Rathnayake designs and devises a strategy to open students minds to absorb new concepts critique develop their own perspectives and inculcate the habit of seeking knowledge independent of the instructor With the guidance of his advisor and support from the faculty at the School of Communications he teaches classes in the ICT s track at the school A doctoral student in the interdisciplinary communication and information sciences program Rathnayake brings an interdisciplinary focus to his class that blends concepts in different fields such as information and communication technology communication policy and communication theory As a student instructor he views teaching as a transformative experience and says the more I teach the more I learn and the more I learn the more I can help my students to learn The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua i Julie Powers Maui Norman Purves Hilo Chamil Rathnayake Mānoa Rex Troumbley Mānoa 2014 Corey Adler Leeward Anne Chung Hawai i David Garmire Mānoa Angela Haeusler Mānoa LaVache Scanlan Kapi olani Jacob Terrell Mānoa Lisa

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=rathnayake (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    of Political Science at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Troumbley s primary teaching objective is that students leave his class understanding how power relations organize everything from the trash getting picked up to states going to war He accomplishes this objective by combining political science methods for analyzing power with the tools students find useful for becoming engaged in their world His research deals with how taboo language cursing swearing profanity obscenity and racial slurs is managed by medical legal and technical institutions in the United States Most recently his research has explored the extent to which digital technologies have been used to steer users away from undesirable behaviors specifically interventions into the pre speech of users which work to make their expressions pre dictable The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua i Julie Powers Maui Norman Purves

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=troumbley (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    HI 96822 808 956 8111 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Davis Award Winner Corey Adler Leeward Corey Adler is a professor of sociology and women s studies at Leeward Community College Teaching more than 40 courses which reached more than 1 300 students she is an excellent example of an instructor who brings her best self to each and every class Adler values and is committed to each and every student She passionately believes that the classroom must be an intellectually safe place for students to explore new ideas learn new skills and engage in critical dialogue While Adler works to make the classroom a safe space for students she also ensures academic rigor in all of her courses She spends time impressing upon her students to think sociologically to examine the cross disciplinary field of women s studies and to see how each discipline is grounded in both theory and practice A peer review states Inspiring and energetic the instructor obviously has great passion and enthusiasm for the subject matter It was quite evident that her class session required much thoughtful preparation Rarely have I ever seen such a dynamic presentation in a college course The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua i Julie Powers Maui Norman Purves Hilo Chamil Rathnayake Mānoa Rex Troumbley Mānoa 2014 Corey Adler Leeward Anne Chung Hawai i David Garmire Mānoa Angela Haeusler Mānoa LaVache Scanlan Kapi olani Jacob Terrell Mānoa

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=adler (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    is an assistant professor of business technology at Hawai i Community College She began her teaching career as a high school teacher and worked for the Department of Education for 16 years She has been with Hawai i CC since 2009 and is a Generation VII Wo Learning Champion and a Generation VIII Community Colleges Leadership Champion Chung aims to challenge and inspire students to achieve their objectives by celebrating their successes while encouraging them to improve Her teaching style encourages application of course content to real world contexts to make the business technology program relevant and attractive to students and valuable to employers As a lifelong Big Island resident she enjoys eating traveling and spending time with her family The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua i Julie Powers Maui Norman Purves Hilo Chamil Rathnayake Mānoa Rex Troumbley Mānoa

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=chung (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    by teaching with exceptional enthusiasm clarity and humor Rather than sitting in an office behind a closed door his desk in the lab is located within five feet of his students Under his mentorship student strengths and aptitudes surface His students credit him with having a keen eye for finding their hidden potential and for motivating them in research projects As a result many students are encouraged to find their own professional paths in graduate studies or to work in the local renewable energy industry A former student describes Garmire s impact as making it possible to navigate between opportunities that will benefit not only me but my community I can give back what has been given innovative creativity Garmire displays a mutual and deep respect for students for their incredibly diverse backgrounds flexibility of thought and imagination The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=garmire (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    at UH Mānoa and assists in the office of the Hawai i Language Roadmap and Program She teaches upper division second language studies courses for undergraduate students and has taught English Language Institute courses for both undergraduate and graduate students Among her major achievements has been the development of a new undergraduate course with faculty input which ended with a public mini conference where students presented creative projects Student evaluations highlight her ability to make the material interesting and relevant They say she is knowledgeable and provides good feedback and communicates concepts so they are easily understood Her course preparation work include creating a curricular unit on American academic writing for international graduate students coordinating and offering a networking opportunity with alumni teaching abroad via an information session for a class and having micro teaching opportunities for students The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=haeusler (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    956 8111 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Davis Award Winner LaVache Scanlan Kapi olani LaVache Scanlan is an associate professor for the First Year Experience Program at Kapi olani Community College She provides the patience and understanding that every student needs when starting out in college Scanlan is someone who listens to the question being asked and she goes out of her way to find the correct answer so that students can stay on track without getting frustrated Her curiosity to explore the world has led her to return with new insights and ideas to improve the educational experiences of her students She is not afraid to tackle new projects if they give a better sense of place to her students Scanlan was one of 25 faculty members from across the nation selected to participate in the Global Skills for College Completion program This program allowed her to document analyze and get feedback on her teaching for two years from the top developmental education facility in the nation I love working at Kapi olani CC and I am grateful for the students faculty and staff whom I get to interact with and learn from every day said Scanlan The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua i Julie Powers Maui Norman Purves Hilo Chamil Rathnayake Mānoa Rex Troumbley Mānoa 2014 Corey Adler Leeward Anne Chung Hawai i David Garmire Mānoa Angela Haeusler Mānoa LaVache Scanlan Kapi olani Jacob

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=scanlan (2016-02-15)
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  • Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    at UH Mānoa and leads the unit mastery classes in the Department of Linguistics He has contributed to readers used in the department and created and edited a reader that includes chapters from other graduate students Terrell s reader is now used by all sections of Linguistics 102 he also contributed to one being used in Linguistics 105 He also created and implemented an undergraduate course with some faculty supervision which focuses on endangered languages Enrollment in this course increased from 36 in its first offering to well over 100 In the unit mastery program Terrell revamped course materials and updated online materials to provide more accessibility He successfully helped to transform courses that were merely taken to fulfill general education requirements to ones that students acknowledge the importance of languages and culture The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2007 2011 and 2002 2006 2015 Maria Guerriero Mānoa Victoria Mathis Kaua

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/davis.php?award=terrell (2016-02-15)
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