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TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHER Biology’s Renee Redman receives Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award


enee Redman’s favorite part of

then watching the ‘aha moment’ when they

Teaching Excellence Award. Each year, only

her job is watching students

figure it out is the reason I do this job,”

two instructors from across the UW System

says Redman, who’s taught at UWL since

receive this award.

grow before her eyes. Since the senior lecturer teaches lowerlevel biology to first-year students and upper-level cell biology to juniors and seniors, she’s had a front-row seat to many memorable transformations. “Making a connection with them, watching them grow as critical thinkers, helping them understand a difficult concept and

2005. “The confidence they have as seniors compared to where they were as first-year students makes me smile. I’m so proud of how hard they work and what they achieve.” Of course, some of that progress can be credited to Redman’s teaching style and commitment to students — traits that landed her a 2021 Board of Regents


It’s a distinction of which Redman is fully deserving, her colleagues say. “Dr. Redman is a compassionate and dedicated educator who prioritizes student success and academic progress,” says CSH Dean Mark Sandheinrich. “She is patient and understanding, and has a knack for developing ways to communicate

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