(Young, Phoebe S. K. - 2016) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy uri icon



  • Professor Young’s commitment to students as learners and as individuals, as well as her pedagogical scholarship and use of technology to develop innovative teaching and learning strategies, are among the many reasons she was nominated for this award by her department. Her courses are challenging, innovative and strikingly original. She has implemented numerous collaborative reading and studying strategies, thereby encouraging her students to prepare for class in new ways. She has used new platforms for learning and student publishing that are at the cutting edge of pedagogical research and has won grants to bring them to the CU campus.
    Now in her seventh year at CU Boulder, Young has advised seven graduate students as their primary mentor and a staggering fifteen more beyond that. She has done foundational work on developing a certificate program in digital humanities. She has also been heavily involved in K-12 teaching and mentorship, an important part of CU’s outreach. She is, as one colleague puts it, one of the university’s “‘go-to’ faculty member on matters relating to teaching excellence.”

year awarded

  • 2016