Dankowicz honored with Rose Award for Teaching Excellence


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Harry Dankowicz
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Professor Harry Dankowicz was named as one of three recipients of the 2019 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence from the College of Engineering. This award commends undergraduate teaching faculty for their innovative teaching methods and instructional programs, especially those that motivate freshmen and sophomores to learn and appreciate engineering. It is given in the name of Scott Rose, who received his degree in computer engineering in 1987 from Illinois.

Dankowicz, who is also the Associate Dean for Graduate, Professional and Online Education for the College of Engineering, as well as a Cannon Faculty Scholar, has a long history of contributing to innovative and effective undergraduate education, and has won several awards in previous years for his teaching, including the college’s Collins Award for Innovative Teaching in 2012 and the Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award.

He takes advantage of technology to enhance education—animated video lectures and interactive problem-solving assignments, to name a few examples—and his flipped, learner-centered classroom strategy has allowed him to continue making improvements to his materials and introduce new media to engage undergraduate students.

Dankowicz will be honored at the college’s faculty awards ceremony on April 29.

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This story was published February 15, 2019.