Pivot Executive Director Receives Innovation in Teaching Award
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The Georgetown University Office of the Provost announced the honorees for the Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award on August 7.
Pivot Program Co-Executive Director and co-founder Marc Howard received the individual award.
The award recognizes a faculty member who has exhibited exceptional creativity and innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning. Award criteria is based on the extent of innovation, as well as evidence of impact on students and colleagues.
Howard was recognized for his extensive accomplishments in the areas of prison reform, prison justice, and education.
“Combining scholarship, public activism, high-impact experiential classroom pedagogy and education for incarcerated individuals, he founded the Prison Justice Initiative and the Prison Scholars Program, both of which engage students and faculty in extending the reach of a Georgetown education,” Provost Robert Groves wrote in the email announcing the honorees.
The selections were made by a faculty committee, chaired by the former Vice Provost for Education Randy Bass.
The awards include monetary prizes made possible through a gift from the Bill (B’92) and Karen Sonneborn Innovation Fund.