David DeWeil, Associate Principal of the Capstone Scholars Program, is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101. A committee of faculty, staff and students selected DeWeil from the 267 nominations (for 120 instructors) submitted by University 101 students. DeWeil was nominated by 4 students.
DeWeil will be recognized on May 21 at the University 101 Building Connections Conference, an annual professional development event for instructors of the UNIV 101 course. At the luncheon, he will share reflections on how he has demonstrated some of the criteria for the award in his classroom.
DeWeil was applauded by the committee for his dedication to empowering his students in their transition to Carolina. His students wrote about the dynamic classroom setting he fostered through humor, authenticity, and compassion. Through his advocacy for his students’ success, DeWeil helped form the foundations for meaningful college experiences.
The committee appreciated DeWeil’s commitment to developing lasting relationships and mentorships with his students. This combined with his demonstrated devotion for the UNIV 101 course and quality student feedback further encouraged the committee to award David DeWeil as the recipient of the 2013 Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101.