Two SoM Faculty Awarded for Excellence in Teaching
Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 Award
(previously known as the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award)
Each year GT rewards faculty members with exceptional response rates and scores on the Course-Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS). (Cash + recognition at GT Celebrating Teaching Day)
Basis for awards: A maximum of 40 awards are given out each year. The proportion of “small” classes and “large” classes that qualify are based on the proportion of those classes in the GT catalog for the past three years. For this award, courses taught during the calendar year 2019 were considered. The criteria for selection for the award included a student response rate of 85% and above. CIOS scores were based on the sum of three scale items: (#16) Instructor’s respect and concern for students; (#17) Instructor’s level of enthusiasm about teaching the course; (#18) Instructor’s ability to stimulate my interest in the subject matter. Ties were broken by response rate.
John Etnyre is a Professor in the School of Mathematics, whose research intrestes include the topology of low dimensional manifolds and its relation with geometry and dynamics. Prof. Etnyre was also awarded the College of Sciences Faculty Mentor Award in 2017 as well as numerous research awards including a NSF CAREER award and Simons Fellowship, and is a Principal Investigator (PI) for the RTG: Research Training in Geometry and Topology $2.1 million grant from the NSF which solidifies the Georgia Tech Geometry and Topology (GTGT) group as one of the premier destinations for this area of research.
Neha Gupta is a recent addition to the School of Mathematics. Prof. Gupta is an Academic Professional in the School, and is the course coordinator for the freshmen Calculus I class, MATH 1551, as well as the Director of Scheduling for the School of Mathematics.