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Faculty Awards

Teaching Innovation Award

Columbus State University strives to be a leader in innovative methods for improving student learning and in efforts to improve retention and graduation.  This award recognizes and rewards the efforts of faculty members who develop and practice innovative methodologies in pedagogy.  This award showcases the creative innovations of the faculty members that facilitate enhanced learning. This award specifically focuses on the uniqueness of the “program actions” that increase student interest and drive achievement. 

The University’s academic community recognizes that not all strategies will result in positive gains in student learning but without the effort there can be no gain. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” — T.S. Eliot.  This award recognizes the effort and documentation of outcomes by the faculty member attempting to create a new learning strategy or methodology and celebrate the faculty’s willingness to expand boundaries of traditional and established teaching strategies.

2018-2019 Teaching Innovation Award Recipient


Ms. Hillary Fleenor, Lecturer/Undergraduate Coordinator/Outreach
D. A. Turner College of Business