Huang receives 2023 Purdue Engagement Award

On April 25, 2023, the Purdue Office of Engagement hosted the annual engagement awards luncheon, recognizing engaged scholars who raise the profile of Purdue University through engaged scholarship, elevating Purdue’s societal impact to national and international renown.

Wanju Huang

Wanju Huang, clinical assistant professor of Learning Design & Technology, received a Faculty Engagement Scholar Award, which is given to an assistant or associate professor with an outstanding record of early achievement in, and strong indication of future contribution to, the Scholarship of Engagement.

Huang is an action research practitioner, who utilizes the spiral model – plan, apply, observe, and reflect – to evaluate and improve instruction. Since Spring 2020, Huang has led the analysis of data related to student use of the (Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness) CATME-based self-and-peer-assessment tool in order to identify learning gaps and develop instructional interventions that enhance students’ professional skill development, team performance, and better prepare them for working in industry. During the pandemic, she was recruited by the University of Louisville School of Nursing to consult with faculty members and assist in redesigning courses for online learning.

The Office of Engagement presents faculty, staff, and community awards to recognize engagement excellence and promote engaged scholarship and learning. These awards are designed to reward outstanding accomplishments that exemplify the highest levels of community engagement.

Source: 2023 Purdue Engagement Award winners (Purdue University Office of Engagement, April 27, 2023); and Annual Engagement Awards