For the spring 2017 trimester, the Learning & Teaching Center decided to try a different approach to determining the recipient of the Excellence in Learning, Teaching & Technology award. The Learning & Teaching Center, along with Northwest Student Senate, asked Northwest students to nominate faculty they felt exemplified excellence in the areas of learning, teaching, and technology.
We had 66 students nominate 46 faculty. The comments left by students were amazing! These nominations and comments were then compiled together and students were asked to vote for the instructor they felt was most deserving.
After 187 total votes were counted, the results were very close. On Tuesday, April 11th, Dr. Ajay Bandi was presented the award for Excellence in Learning, Teaching & Technology.
Some of the student comments from the nominations for Dr. Bandi:
“Dr. Ajay Bandi is a[n] instructor who thinks from the student’s perspective and guides me throughout the course work.”
“He is an excellent teacher, who teaches with great enthusiasm and interest by which the students get interest and knowledge in the class.”
“The way he teaches the class and also gives the best suggestions to students.”
Congratulations, Dr. Bandi!