(Martin, Andrew - 2015) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching
Award or Honor Receipt
Considered one of the most innovative and effective teachers in his field, Professor Martin has been instrumental in the transformation of teaching practice and student learning in his department. Leading by example and providing opportunities to transform the classroom experience for undergraduate students, Martin has inspired a major improvement in the way the department accomplishes its teaching mission. To support this transformation, Martin has organized retreats and workshops for faculty members and graduate and postdoctoral students to discuss and experiment with proposed teaching methods. His inspired use of postdoctoral teaching science fellows and undergraduate learning assistants has allowed faculty members to successfully engage an entire large enrollment class in active learning. In collaboration with faculty members at CU and other universities, Martin is now spearheading the development of testing that will assess the gain in student understanding of science process skills. Martin is also involved in annual outreach activities in which teachers from the Boulder Valley School District and surrounding districts come to CU for training and curriculum development.