Inside Higher Ed
November 20th, 2014
Routine. Predictable. Orderly. They’re fine words, ones that convey a
certain level of familiarity and comfort. But they don’t describe the
ideal learning environment, at least, not for the four professors
recognized today as some of the best college instructors in the country.
These veteran teachers of engineering, writing and paleontology opt
for words like playful, flexible, even chaotic. There’s noise and
movement. A rhythm that has taken years to refine.
The recipients of the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year award are
recognized for their success in teaching and commitment to working with
“These forward-thinking instructors advocate learning by doing,
putting their students in the driver’s seat of their own development,”
said John Lippincott, president of the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE).