Dr. Rebecca Weaver, the 2022 Professional Development Award winner, is active both in the classroom as an English professor, and as writer and editor for dozens of publications on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
She is a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, as well as the journal, Recursive: SoTL in Progress. Most recently, she become a columnist for The National Teaching and Learning Forum.
Weaver also was the first winner of the college’s Honors College prize, given in honor of the Perimeter’s retired Honors College associate dean, Dr. Jeff Portnoy. Nominated by her peers, she was recognized as the Perimeter College faculty member whose “dedication to students’ academic achievement, intellectual acuity, and ethical development most clearly embodies the mission of the Honors College.”
The award underscores Weaver’s passion for her students. Although she has many professional articles to her credit, she shines as a key supporter for student success. She was a recipient of the first ‘Eagle Award’ in 2021 by the TRIO student support services in Clarkston. Said Gina Nolan, project director for TRIO SSS Clarkston, “this award was created by my department in an effort to acknowledge our campus partners for aiding us in our mission to increase the retention and graduation of first-generation, low-Income, and students with disabilities. You were specifically chosen because you not only took out the extra time to identify the most students in your classroom who needed the extra support, but you would personally walk them to our office or call to see if the student actually came to get the support. To us, that goes above and beyond and that shows that you care beyond your classroom.”
Weaver is an assistant professor of English on the Clarkston Campus.