By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) associate professor of practice Jill Hurst-Wahl has been recognized by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium for excellence in teaching.
Hurst-Wahl was nominated for a WISE 2013 Instructor of the Year Award for her course, Copyright for Information Professionals (IST 735). She was also recognized for her teaching best practices on the WISE website.
One of the nomination statements provided in support of Hurst-Wahl’s teaching read, “Jill Hurst-Wahl was an excellent instructor who provided a media rich learning environment and assigned relevant lessons to help us grasp the complexities of copyright in the LIS community. She was responsive to students' questions and needs, and I left her course feeling as if I had a solid understanding of the principles and parameters of copyright.”
Hurst-Wahl serves as the director of the iSchool’s MS in Library and Information Science & MS in Library and Information Science with School Media Specialization Programs.
All students who enroll in a course through WISE within a given calendar year are invited to submit nominations for the award. Students provide a statement on the best aspects of the instructor's teaching style, what they enjoyed most about the course and interactions with the instructor, and any other information they wish to share.
The WISE Consortium uses advanced technology as a means to enrich library science education and foster relationships among students, faculty and universities, through course sharing and cooperative pedagogical training. The initiative provides a collaborative distance education model that increases quality, access and diversity of online education opportunities in library and information science.