2014 Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ilena Harris, head of medical education

β€œThe greatest gift you can give students is to listen to them and provide feedback,” says Ilene Harris, head of medical education in the College of Medicine. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services


Each year, UIC honors some of its most dedicated and outstanding teachers with the Award for Excellence in Teaching. The winners, who receive a $5,000 salary increase, are selected by past recipients of the award from nominations made by departments and colleges.

This year’s winners β€” scholars, researchers and teachers all β€” work in different fields, but they have this in common: they want their students to graduate with critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Rico Gutstein, professor of curriculum and instruction

Ilene Harris, professor and head of medical education

Jennifer Wiley, professor of psychology


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