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'Behind the Blue': 2023 Provost Awards for Outstanding Teaching — part 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 3, 2023) — 1990 saw the first group recognized for the Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching for Tenured and Nontenured Faculty and Teaching Assistants. The awards were established by the University of Kentucky Office of the Provost to reward and encourage excellence in teaching.

In accordance with the reorganization of the university in 2002, the awards were renamed the Provost Awards for Outstanding Teaching. Qualities of dedication, imagination, creativity, inspiration, and concern for students are among the traits considered for this award.

Awards are given in three categories: the Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty, the Outstanding Teaching Award for Nontenured Faculty, and the Outstanding Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants.

This year’s winners for the Outstanding Teaching Award for Nontenured Faculty are:

  • Ima Ebong, Neurology, College of Medicine;
  • Doug Klein, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; and
  • Cathy Catlett, Nursing, College of Nursing.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Ebong and Klein talk about the significance of winning the award, their teaching philosophies and how they hope to motivate and inspire students, and more.

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