Paul Martin, mathematics professor, UW-Marathon County is the recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen presented the award at the institutions’ Chancellor’s Awards Event and Reception, Sept. 22, in Madison. The annual Chancellor’s Awards recognize UW Colleges and UW-Extension partners, supporters and employees for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Wisconsin.
In giving the award, Sandeen praised Martin and five of his UW Colleges mathematics department colleagues for “most publicly and passionately reflecting the efforts of all in the department to ensure student success.”
Martin and UW-Waukesha professor Shubhangi Stalder developed a course that moves developmental students through a traditional math portal to credit-bearing courses within the same semester. “Their book, videos, curriculum, pedagogy and success have been replicated by many UW Colleges math instructors and at some UW comprehensive universities as well,” Sandeen said.
She added, “UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees and partners work statewide to provide innovative education and services to students, business owners, farmers and citizens in every industry across Wisconsin. The Chancellor’s Awards recognize those individuals who’ve gone above and beyond in extending our mission to the corners of the state.”