Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award

Engaging students in class and research

Some professors teach with overheads or PowerPoint. Some teach by lecture. Tom Dickinson teaches by demonstration. Hands-on demonstrations and in-class puzzlers (questions and problems) are essential to his course.“He rarely lectures but instead focuses on furthering our deeper understanding in what I now can see are the basics of physics,” said Christopher Bates, undergraduate physics […]

A 36-year history of teaching and learning

In almost 36 years as a member of the Washington State University faculty, Roger Schlesinger has taught 18 different classes ranging from undergraduate courses in Western Civilization to classes in his fields of expertise: the Renaissance, Reformation and world exploration. He has compiled an enviable record of teaching, and of the scholarship of teaching, that […]