The Dept. of Information Studies announces today that Professor Leah Lievrouw is the recipient of its annual Information Studies Teaching Award.
The Department of Information Studies Teaching Award is given annually to a tenure-track faculty member, visiting professor, adjunct teacher, or teaching assistant in the Department. The award recognizes superior teaching performance in the areas of in-class and online teaching, laboratory teaching, and advising at all academic levels. Recognition may also draw attention to outstanding teaching and curricular materials, including websites, developed by the instructor.
The nominations for Prof. Lievrouw testify to the quality of her teaching students, particularly in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. Her courses have been innovative, engaging and organized and she is noted for guiding insightful in-class discussions. Students also commended her ability to intertwine theory with current practices and implement original ways of teaching the curriculum.
Recognizing and awarding excellence in teaching is an important element in the department's evaluation of its instructional program. The awards committee thanks the students and everyone else that participated in this effort.
Congratulations to Prof. Lievrouw for this recognition of her outstanding work. She will be recognized at the 2012 GSE&IS convocation opening ceremony on September 25th at 10:30 am.
Chair, UCLA Dept. of Information Studies