The Illinois Student Government hosted their annual Teaching Excellence Awards banquet on Sunday, April 22, at the Illini Union. The Illinois Student Government’s Teaching Excellence Awards is a completely student run effort to recognize and thank excellent instructors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. This year, Statistics Instructor, Karle Flanagan was honored with this award at the banquet.
Karle was nominated by members of the student body for her positive impact on the academic experience of students who have been enrolled in the STAT 100 courses over the past Academic Year. This award is the highest honor that the student body has for educators at the University. In addition to the award and the banquet where other Illinois faculty were honored, Karle’s name will be added to the Teaching Excellence Awards plaque that hangs in the Senate Complex of the Illini Union.
In addition to instructing over a thousand students in STAT 100 over the course of the 2017-2018 Academic Year, Karle also serves as the Statistics Undergraduate Minor Advisor for approximately 125 – 150 students at any given time. Karle is also the Advisor for the Data Science Certificate offered through the Statistics Department for undergraduate students. Since its inaugural term offered in Spring 2017, the Data Science Certificate has been awarded to 19 students and has seen a steady increase in interest each term it has been available.