College of Science Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence
Rod is well known to his colleagues in RSB as a superb teacher. He is extremely organised, meticulous in his presentation, and makes a huge effort to design his courses to ensure the best outcomes for students. He has the ability to convey a large amount of factual information and simultaneously encourage critical thinking by students. His response to the necessity to switch rapidly to online-only teaching in the first semester was exemplary. Rod rapidly modified his teaching for BIOL2151 … before it became best practice and ran an additional live session for the cohort of students in China. Rod replaced class exercises with multiple, smaller assessment items to keep students engaged in their studies and then willingly shared his experiences with his colleagues in RSB to boost the effectiveness of their own teaching.
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