CKS Faculty Member Cited for Teaching Excellence

Prof. Sang Yee Cheon

Prof. Sang Yee Cheon

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fac­ul­ty mem­ber Sang Yee Cheon has been select­ed as a recip­i­ent of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excel­lence in Teach­ing in 2009. This award rec­og­nizes fac­ul­ty who exhib­it an extra­or­di­nary lev­el of sub­ject mas­tery and schol­ar­ship, teach­ing effec­tive­ness and cre­ativ­i­ty, and per­son­al val­ues ben­e­fi­cial to students.

Cheon, who is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures at UH Mānoa, 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 Mānoa 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.