HUTCHINS ENGAGES STUDENTS IN QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE
The Teaching Excellence Award recipient engages students through interactive classroom methods and innovative curriculum design. Most importantly, she employs three key elements in her teaching philosophy: engage, change and student development.
Hutchins, assistant professor of human development and consumer sciences, engages students by connecting with them on an emotional and intellectual level. Hutchins’ teaching style also allows for change by promoting self-discovery and transformation. Finally, she is committed to student development and makes herself available as a mentor and adviser.
“I believe that teaching is both an honor and a privilege that carries great responsibility,” she said.
The award is given to faculty in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching. Recipients are honored with a trophy and a $5,000 prize.