DISTANCE EDUCATION TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
STEWART LEADS AWARD-WINNING ONLINE
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
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