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Faculty News : Apr 10, 2019

Ferol Carytsas recognized with Rising Star Award & Exceptional Course Development Award

Please join us in celebrating Ferol Carytsas of the Center for Arts in Medicine for receiving two prestigious awards in her first year as a Lecturer in the Center. Last week, Ferol was one of five recipients of the UF Rising Star Award from the UF Office of Teaching Excellence. The Rising Star Award recognizes faculty for their commitment to ongoing educational improvements and excellence. Ferol was also one of three recipients of the UFIT Exceptional Course Design award.

Below is a video created by the UF Information Technology's Center for Instructional Technology & Training recognizing Ferol Carytsas and her course HUM3523/IDH3931 Music and Health as runner-up for the UFIT Exceptional Course Development Award.

Information in the UF Assessment Conference program:

The UFIT Exceptional Course Development Award recognizes instructors who have made an outstanding contribution to student learning through intensive effort on course design and implementation. The winner and runner-up for the 2017-2018 academic year were chosen from among the 99 courses that received instructional design support from the UFIT Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT). Dr. Shannon Dunn, Interim Manager of CITT, will present the award to Dr. Clarence Gravlee (Associate Professor in Anthropology) and Elizabeth Ibarrola (Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology) for co-designing ANT3451 Race and Racism, as an online course. Together they created a student-focused learning community, providing strong instructor presence and facilitating critical thinking about the very challenging topic of race and racism.

The award committee was also impressed by HUM3523/IDH3931 Music and Health and wishes to additionally recognize Ferol Carytsas (Lecturer in the Center for Arts in Medicine) as the runner-up. She received powerful student praise for the active learning strategies in her hybrid course design and revised many of her assessments to infuse more best practices, such as scaffolding and peer review.

Learn more about the Center For Arts in Medicine's award winning programs and degrees by clicking here.