(Rajaram, Harihar - 2012) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy uri icon



  • Professor Rajaram is widely regarded by students and colleagues as an exceptional teacher who has a positive impact on his students and inspires a culture of teaching excellence in the department. Students often name Professor Rajaram as the best professor they’ve had at the university, and his lifetime course evaluations are the highest in the department. He is praised by his colleagues not only for his classroom teaching in hydrology but also for redesigning courses to enhance their intellectual challenge. His dedication to students spans freshmen to advanced graduate students, both in and outside of the classroom. Students sense from day one that Professor Rajaram is offering them a “welcoming, curiosity-driven, yet challenging course.”
    Integrating teaching and research at a high level, Professor Rajaram was designated as 2012 President’s Teaching Scholar (see related story on page 6). He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal publications, and his research has been cited nearly 1,000 times. His previous awards include the NSF CAREER award in 1998 and the Charles Hutchinson Memorial College of Engineering Teaching Award from CU in 1999.

year awarded

  • 2012