- Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2019)
Susan Yates, an Instructor in Biology, was named the 2019 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. In receiving this award, Dr. Yates was recognized as an outstanding online instructor whose passionate teaching is rooted in a deep commitment to student engagement and success. She is highly regarded for her clear and motivating expectations; her availability and responsiveness; and her well-organized learning environments that include weekly check lists, regular updates, and recommended timeframes for completion of course work. Her students also appreciate how Dr. Yates communicates challenging content in accessible and understandable ways using a variety of teaching approaches including learning modules, instructional videos, and live online tutorials.