Indiana LEND's Dr. Sullivan Receives Teaching Award

April 4, 2016

Paula Sullivan, PhD, psychologist and faculty at the Indiana LEND program has been named 2016 Trustees' Teaching Award (TTA) recipient for the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan will be honored at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Criteria for the award are as follows: Facilitates student learning through use of teaching strategies that:

  • Are based on sound pedagogical and content knowledge
  • Engage students through collaborative learning, service learning, or other active learning methods appropriate to the context
  • Provide students with timely feedback and assessment
  • Encourage critical thinking
  • Provide appropriate challenge
  • Help entry-level students adjust to university life
  • Employ technology effectively
  • Promote diverse perspectives
  • Help students with special needs
  • Create connections between classroom and life experiences
  • Display general characteristics of effective teaching such as organization, clarity, fairness; and enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility Provides leadership on teaching and learning issues through such activities as:
  • Participating in curriculum planning and/or new course development
  • Serving on committees relevant to teaching/learning issues  Presenting workshops on teaching topics
  • Serving as a consultant or mentor to others
  • Leading professional association activities on teaching in the discipline
  • Publishing on the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Presenting on teaching topics at conferences Pursues professional development opportunities in teaching through such activities as:
  • Attending workshops, meetings, and conferences on teaching
  • Working with a peer or consultant on teaching development
  • Obtaining grants to pursue the scholarship of teaching
  • Engaging in individual or group scholarship or reflective activity on teaching