Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
An associate professor, James Henry’s contributions as a key leader of the English department’s composition and rhetoric program are manifold. He developed an English 100 mentoring program that raised the success rates of freshmen and provided valuable instructional experience and financial support for the mentors.
Henry’s teaching is characterized by five features: ongoing self-reflection on students’ work, making each class a learning community, comprehensive and effective use of digital resources, frequent use of conferences to individualize instruction and extensive use of place-based learning. His patience, encouragement and enthusiasm enable every willing student to achieve success.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.
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