Kajsa Dalrymple, director of and senior research fellow in residence in the Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Research Program, was a recipient of the Collegiate Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Dalrymple is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (CLAS).
The awards are given each year to faculty who demonstrate outstanding performance in the classroom, laboratory, or studio. They are recognized by their peers for stimulating and satisfying students' desire to learn, developing innovative and effective methods of presenting the most current and exciting knowledge in their disciplines, and fostering productive and generous mentoring relationships with individual students. The award winners are chosen by the CLAS Collegiate Teaching Award Committee.
A former student, in a letter of support for the award, had this to say about Dalrymple, "As a first-year student, I was fortunate to have a professor who defined caring for students in a new way. Kajsa set the tone for the rest of my college experience by giving me a sense of worth as a student. I also served as the Resident Assistant for the journalism living learning community with Kajsa as the faculty advisor for the program. Watching Kajsa interact and empathize with first-year students and their life experiences gave me faith in a faculty’s ability to connect with a student’s life outside of the classroom. She was known to go on community trips with our students and host study nights in the residence halls leading up to exams - something that proved to be best practices for student success."