Campus faculty earn Jack P. Royer Active and Collaborative Learning Award

Two faculty members from Altoona, Berks campuses recognized for innovative teaching practices to enhance student learning
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses has recognized two faculty members from across Penn State with the Jack P. Royer Active and Collaborative Learning Award.

The award recognizes Commonwealth Campus faculty and staff who demonstrate innovative teaching practices to enhance student learning and who facilitate student engagement in learning to advance conceptual and applied understanding and competencies. Consideration is given to all faculty and staff who are nominated for their significant efforts in these areas.

The 2022-23 award winners are:

  • Adam Plucinski, assistant teaching professor of engineering, Penn State Altoona
  • Lolita Paff, associate professor of business economics, Penn State Berks

“The Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses is pleased to award these talented, dedicated faculty members with the Jack P. Royer Active and Collaborative Learning Award,” said Rick Brazier, interim dean of the University College and senior associate dean for faculty and research for the Commonwealth Campuses. “Their dedication to innovation in the classroom and their commitment to student success make them exemplary recipients of this award.”