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April 28, 2005

  Outstanding Faculty Recognized With Awards  

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Barbara L. Stewart


Barbara L. Stewart’s approach to distance education is simple — make it accessible, engaging, personable and applicable.

It’s a concept that students have bought into and one that has helped her earn the 2005 Distance Education Teaching Excellence Award for the online Consumer Science and Merchandising degree program.

“Developing and implementing the program has been a group effort,” said Stewart, professor of human development and consumer sciences and coordinator of the Consumer Sciences and Merchandising program in the College of Technology. “The award is a pat on the back not only for me, but also for the team.”

One former student wrote in a letter of support, “She motives her students with a course design that is stimulating, informative and challenging.”

The award carries a $5,000 prize and a trophy. Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track faculty who have been in residence at UH for at least two academic years prior to the year of nomination and have recently taught a distance education course.

Staff writer Francine Parker

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