Olman Received the Career Readiness Teaching Award 2021-22

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Olman for receiving the 2021-22 CLA Career Readiness Teaching Award.

Dr. Olman teaches a variety of psychology courses, with her largest class being PSY 3031: Introduction to Sensation and Perception. As an instructor, Cheryl’s primary goal is to teach students how to become problem solvers. As she puts it “with a stronger understanding of how our bodies and brains use sensory information, they are better equipped to consume information and engage with communities outside of the classroom.” Beyond teaching and creating courses, Cheryl has also worked to create Classroom Partners – a program based at a local middle school that allows undergraduates to come and support classroom learning. Through this experience, undergraduate students are able to give back to their community and articulate the importance of their education and what it means to them.

This award is given to an instructor in recognition of their demonstrated leadership in the Career Readiness initiative and comes with $2,500 in professional development funds.

We appreciate all Cheryl does for the department!

Past recipients of this award can be found on the CLA website.

Cheryl Olman, PhD, associate professor and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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