Two professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch are among the 27 recipients of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Professors M. Kristen Peek and Dawnelle Schatte are the two medical branch professors recognized as exceptional educators who best exemplify excellence, innovation and commitment to student success. Nominees undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate’s teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes. The awards will be presented to the 27 faculty members from all 14 UT academic and health institutions during the Board of Regents meeting Aug. 14 in Austin. Each recipient will receive a certificate, a medallion and $25,000 in appreciation of their impact on students and their institutions.

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