Robin Grambling Honored with UT System Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award
August 17, 2010
The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently announced the recipients of the inaugural Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for the nine academic institutions. Robin Grambling, Senior Lecturer of Marketing and Management at the UTEP College of Business Administration, is among the recipients from throughout The University of Texas System who will share $2 million in Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Honorees were selected for their performance, innovative teaching techniques and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates for the teaching awards were nominated at the campus level, then evaluated on several criteria, including student and peer evaluations, teaching portfolio and student learning outcomes.
“Since I started teaching more than twenty five years ago, the cornerstone of my teaching philosophy has always been very simple — I love what I do and I genuinely like and respect the students. The reason I feel this is so important is because if you love what you do, it shows in the “product” you deliver to your students,” said Grambling.
“In addition, if you like your students, that also shows and it is much easier to engage them and encourage them to take an active role in the learning process — something I try to do at every opportunity.“
Award nominees must demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching and a sustained ability to deliver excellence to the undergraduate learning experience. In the competition for the awards, faculty candidates were subjected to rigorous examination of their teaching performance over three years by campus and external examiners.