Assistant Professor Jade Marcus Jenkins has been feted as the School of Education Dean's Honoree for excellence in teaching at UCI's 26th annual Celebration of Teaching, held April 18 at the UCI. The 2019 event, sponsored by the UCI Academic Senate Council on Teaching, Learning, & Student Experience (CTLSE) and the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning, was hosted by the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI).
During the afternoon ceremonies, Dr. Jenkins was recognized for her important contributions to the School of Education's undergraduate program.
The undergraduate students who study with Dr. Jenkins provide positive feedback on her teaching (she consistently receives high ratings [above 4.0 on a 5.0 scale]). Students comment on the impact of Dr. Jenkins’ commitment to her students and her passion for the topic. They also commend her for using different formats for engaging students in the course, appreciating her use of lectures, group work, and small class discussions.
School of Education administrators have been particularly impressed with Dr. Jenkins’ commitment to learning new pedagogical approaches. She consults with faculty in the teacher education program to learn about ways to organize groups so that they effectively support student learning and deepen their understanding of course content. She also attends workshops on campus to learn new pedagogical practices. Finally, she collaborates with her colleagues to develop innovative lessons and assessments to elevate the quality of the learning experience for her students.
Dr. Jade Marcus Jenkins