Cheon, who is an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at UH MÄnoa, was cited for developing course materials for advanced-level Korean language, enlarging the student enrollment; advising undergraduate students; participating in academic conferences; serving as a committee member in academic associations; publishing regularly and introducing Korean culture to the broader public. She single-handedly envisioned, formulated, and structured the B.A. Flagship Program in Korean, developed its curricula, and recruited its students. Cheon was praised for creating a friendly atmosphere in her classes and is one of the most popular and respected teachers in the department.
Cheon and twelve other recipients of excellence-in-teaching awards from throughout the university system will be recognized for their achievements along with other UH award recipients at the annual Convocation ceremony to be held September 15, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Kennedy Theatre on the UH MÄnoa campus. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed.
For information about the other recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching see http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=3072.