Arts & Sciences

Faculty team receives 2023 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

Faculty from the Department of Physics in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences received the 2023 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.

Winners are:

  • Dr. David Haas, assistant professor of practice in physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Andrew Kunz, professor and chair of physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jax Sanders, assistant professor of physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • Melissa Vigil, laboratory supervisor in physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

The award grants up to $20,000 toward their project, “Improving Student Outcomes in Calculus-based Introductory Physics” which will improve upon and expand changes to the introductory calculus-based physics sequence meant to decrease DFW rates and improve overall student success. Committee on Teaching members praised the strong project rationale based on national research and potential contribution to the university student success initiative to reduce high-DFW rates. Committee members also praised the potential for this project to be adapted across campus by different programs.

“This initiative will help improve upon and expand the Department of Physics’ implementation of course-embedded tutors and its newly commissioned Physics Help Room, projects that embody Marquette’s commitment to student success,” Provost Kimo Ah Yun said. “The efforts of this committed team of educators will allow us to serve students better and create a more welcoming environment for all.”

The Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award is an annual award given to a team of two or more faculty members to develop, implement and evaluate a specific teaching project. One award of up to $20,000 is given to the selected project team for one fiscal year.