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Statistics assistant professor receives Ecampus award for teaching excellence

By OSU Ecampus

Charlotte Wickham, Assistant Professor in the Statistics Department

The College of Science is proud to congratulate Charlotte Wickham, an assistant professor in the statistics department, for receiving the 2020 Ecampus Excellence in Online Teaching and Student Engagement Award. In a non-remote world, Charlotte would have received the award in a ceremony in the Alumni Center. In lieu an awards ceremony, please join us in congratulating her for making a difference for students and their education.

The fourth annual Oregon State University Ecampus Awards recognize outstanding faculty partners who go the extra mile to develop meaningful and innovative online learning environments for OSU’s distance students. Each winner is an exceptional partner of OSU’s Ecampus, a change-maker in the lives of distance students and a leader in the field of online education.

Charlotte Wickham, an assistant professor in the in the Department of Statistics in the College of Science, is one of three OSU faculty who have received this award. Wickham has developed multiple Ecampus courses built around students and their learning, leveraging open source materials and engaging texts from the OSU Library. Student nominations focused on several key areas, including Charlotte’s engagement in student discussions and her encouragement of experimentation, even if that approach requires more individualized time and feedback in facilitation.

One student noted “I never felt like I needed to rein in an assignment and only do just what was required when I really wanted to run with an idea. … That’s great teaching.”

Another student pointed out her thorough organization and the passion that goes into the development of each of her Ecampus course. Charlotte approaches her students with enthusiasm, and students leave her classes excited about statistics and prepared to take on today’s data-driven environment.

The 2020 Ecampus Excellence in Online Teaching and Student Engagement Award recognizes three faculty members who exemplify excellence in online teaching and student engagement. Ecampus faculty and instructors are nominated for this award by current online students. This year, 284 students nominated more than 140 faculty and instructors for this award.