The FAH Best Teacher Award for the year 2017 is awarded to Chiu Man Yin, Associate Professor of the Department of English, specializing in English Literature. A commendation plaque is presented to Professor Chiu by Dean of FAH Professor Hong Gang Jin at the Academic Council meeting of January 31, 2018.
Professor Chiu’s award is based on student nominations, recommendation from the Head of the Department of English, Dean’s Advisory Committee, and a final endorsement by the FAH Faculty Management Team.
The evidence of Professor Chiu’s teaching excellence was observed from his in-depth teaching statement and the well-designed classes and collaborative activities for the students. His Moodle page is rich and interesting for students which includes video clips, web links, and plentiful supplementary materials. He pioneered the drama performance element in the freshman literature course in 1997. This activity has become very popular among students and a signature activity of the English Department.
The Committees are impressed by his overall work and believe his excellent preparation and dedicated teaching could serve as a role model for making teaching and learning enjoyable and helpful.
Congratulations to Professor Chiu! Professor Chiu will represent FAH in the UM Teaching Excellence Award 2017/2018.