Professor Gini Receives the Graduate and Professional Distinguished Teaching Award

Gini & Robot_Univeristy News Service
March 3, 2016

Professor Maria Gini has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Contributions to Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education Award. The honor recognizes faculty who engage post-baccalaureate, graduate, and professional students in a community of intellectual inquiry, who are significant mentors and role models for graduate and professional students, and who develop and promote activities that help students understand the larger context of their intended professions.

Those who receive this prestigious award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT), which serves the University through various activities and aims to improve teaching and learning. Additionally, the title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor” or “Distinguished University Teacher” is conferred upon the recipient. The award includes a one-time $15,000 award to aid recipients in their strong and enduring commitment to quality education at the University of Minnesota.

Professor Gini is joined by seven other recipients, all of whom were selected through a process administered by the Provost’s Office; final selections were made by the Senate Committee on Education Policy (SECP).

Please join CS&E in sending our sincerest congratulations to Professor Maria Gini, who not only received this award, but also was recently honored with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

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