School Of Pharmacy Graduate Student Wins The Graduate Student Award For Excellence In Teaching

Manisha ChandwaniManisha Chandwani, a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named the winner of the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 2020-21 academic year.

Chandwani was selected by an award committee consising of seven faculty members and graduate students from liberal arts, pharmacy, and the natural and environmental sciences. The committee noted her focus on the learning abilities of students and deep reflections on assessment and fairness in grading. The commitee also praised many aspects of her teaching, including the number of students she mentored who went on to present at research conferences.

"At the School of Pharmacy, I have learned to grow as a teacher under the guidance of my advisor, other faculty, and my co-TAs," Chandwani said. "This significant recognition reinstates my resolve to become a teacher who always partners in student learning!"

The award will be publicly conferred at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence, which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m.

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