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Assoc Prof receives teaching award

Tue. May. 16, 2017

Dr. Colin Goff, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, has received this year’s “Faculty of Arts Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award: Continuing Instructor or Associate Professor.” The Faculty of Arts Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards recognize a strong commitment to pedagogy and excellence in teaching students. This is to be demonstrated through classroom teaching in the development of innovative, creative, and adaptive teaching methods and approaches, together with support for, and mentoring of, students.

Dr. Fiona Green is Associate Dean of Arts and Chair of the Selection Committee for this year’s teaching awards. According to Dr. Green, “Colin is known for his expertise in the fields of criminal justice and social justice.” She goes on to say, “He is recognized by his students for the way he puts them at the heart of his teaching, both within and beyond the classroom.” Students say that he patiently mentors them to help them develop better study skills and writing. His students also appreciate his carefully structured classes which are infused with current examples of the topic at hand.

Dr. Goff was recognized among his peers at the annual Arts Faculty Council meeting which was on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

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