Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award

To improve the educational experiences of Purdue University students and to recognize those who develop innovative advancements in teaching, the alumni of the Class of 1922 established a fund from which an annual award is given for outstanding innovations in helping students learn. The award is $6,000 and will be divided between a $4,000 cash award and a $2,000 academic expense account. If there are multiple winners, the distribution of the prize will be modified accordingly.

All Purdue University faculty, staff, and graduate students who have developed innovative techniques to help students learn are eligible for consideration. The work presented must be your own creation.

Candidates may either petition directly for this award or be nominated by Purdue colleagues, students, or alumni.

An innovation in teaching at any level (graduate, undergraduate, extension, continuing education, etc.) will be considered. Please note that the nominee must have used the innovation during a class in the academic year for which the award will be given.

Eligibility

All Purdue University faculty, staff, and graduate students who have developed innovative techniques to help students learn are eligible for consideration. The work presented must be your own creation. Candidates may either petition directly for this award or be nominated by Purdue colleagues, students, or alumni.

For purposes of this award, an innovation is defined as something which is new, involving creativity and change, and which has for its purpose helping students learn. It includes any procedure, concept, or format which differs significantly from established or traditional teaching methodologies and which purports to help students learn more effectively.

An innovation in teaching at any level (graduate, undergraduate, extension, continuing education, etc.) will be considered. Please note that the nominee must have used the innovation during a class in the academic year for which the award will be given.

Nomination Information

Please use the doucment linked below to review the procedures for Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award nominations.

View Nomination Procedures (.doc)

Full List of Past Award Recipients

2023

  • Michael Melloch, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2022

  • Mark A. Lipton, Chemistry

2021

  • Kristofer J. Chang Alexander, White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Stewart C. Chang Alexandar, Public Health
Award Recipients From 2015-2020

2020

  • Zachary Weber, Pharmacy Practice

2019

  • Becky Good, Nursing
  • Janelle Potetz, Nursing

2018

  • Michael Melloch, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2017

  • David Blasing, Physics and Astronomy

2016

  • Mathew Ohland, Engineering Education
  • Daniel Olson, Languages and Cultures

2015

  • Cindy Harwood, Chemistry
  • Marcy Towns, Chemistry
Award Recipients Prior to 2015

2014

  • William G. Graziano, Psychological Science

2013

  • Atsushi Fukada, Languages and Cultures

2012

  • George J. Hollich, Psychological Sciences

2011

  • Erica A. Morin, History (Graduate Student)

2010

  • Timothy J. Newby, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Peggy A. Ertmer, Curriculum and Instruction

2009

  • Charles Krousgrill, Mechanical Engineering

2008

  • Cordelia M. Brown, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Yung-Hsiang Lu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • David G. Meyer, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2007

  • Gabriela C. Weaver, Chemistry

2006

  • Mary Godwin, English (Graduate Student)

2005

  • Roy M. Dejoie, Management
  • Hal Kirkwood, Library Science
  • Deborah Saks, Management

2004

  • Williams D. Evers, Foods and Nutrition
  • Oliva Bennett Wood, Foods and Nutrition

2003

  • Larry G. Adams, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Robert L. Bill, Medical Sciences
  • S. Kathleen Salisbury, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

2002

  • Allan Gray, Agricultural Economics

2001

  • Regina A. Galer-Unti, Health Kinesiology and Leisure Studies

2000

  • Robert W. Sovinski, Landscape Architecture

1999

  • Ray E. Eberts, Industrial Engineering

1998

  • Muriel S. Harris, English

1997

  • Edward J. Coyle, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Leah H. Jamieson, Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996

  • Fred E. Lytle, Chemistry
  • David A. Schleppenbach, Chemistry

1995

  • Denver W. Lopp, Aviation Technology
  • Shailendra Raj Mehta, Economics

1994

  • Susan J. Barkman, 4-H Youth
  • James J. Dixey, Aviation Technology

1993

  • Deborah R. Dillon, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Craig B. Marcus, Pharmacology and Toxicology

1992

  • Algernon R. Allen, Veterinary Medicine
  • Dan D. Budny, Freshman Engineering

1991

  • Sandra K. Abell, Education

1990

  • Judith A. Jackson, Chemistry

1989

  • William K. LeBold, Freshman Engineering

1988

  • G. Marc Loudon, Pharmacy

1987

  • Judith Pask, Libraries
  • Dana Smith, Libraries
  • Donna Wheeler, Libraries

1986

  • Muriel Harris, English

1985

  • W. David Downey, Agricultural Economics

1984

  • Lowell B. Koppel, Chemical Engineering
  • Victor W. Rodwell, Biochemistry

1983

  • Samuel N. Postlethwait, Biology and Education

1982

  • George Bodner, Chemistry

1980

  • John C. Lindenlaub, Electrical Engineering

1978

  • Russell Ames, Education
  • John Feldhusen, Education
  • Kathryn Linden, Education

1977

  • LaVerne Gonzalez, English

1976

  • Alfred DeVito, Education
  • Floyd Nordland, Biological Sciences

1975

  • Dennis J. Weidenaar, Economics

1974

  • J. Alfred Chiscon, Biology

1973

  • James L. Barth, Education
  • S. Samuel Shermis, Education

1972

  • Thomas A. Boyle, Freshman Engineering

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