Texas Tech University

Dr. Audra Day receives the 2023 College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Innovation Award


Audra Day

This award recognizes a member of the College of Arts & Sciences faculty who has demonstrated teaching excellence. The focus is less on their method of teaching but rather a sustained record of excellence that has been recognized by colleagues and students alike. One of the innovations provided by Dr. Day has been the development and opening of a Health-Fitness Screening Clinic in the fall of 2021. In this clinic all kinesiology majors enrolled in KIN 4306 Exercise Testing and Prescription engaged in a transformational learning experience through conducting exercise tests and prescribing fitness activities for TTU faculty, staff, and graduate students. Another of Dr. Day's innovations has been her developing and incorporating case studies into her KIN 4306 Exercise Testing and Prescription classes. To improve these, in 2018 she applied for and received a Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship through the Teaching Learning and Professional Development Center. She used these funds to attend the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Summer Workshop. In this workshop she learned more about how to write effective case studies and use them across an entire course. She has shared these and other innovations within the department and at an Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference. 


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