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Lucia Vedovi is honored with a 2016 SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education

Lucia Vedovi, Italian - Teaching Assistantluciavedovi

Lucia Vedovi is a stellar teacher, with unique pedagogical skills. She has taught a wide variety of courses in the Italian Department, ranging from Elementary and Intermediate classes to Composition and Stylistics, always earning excellent evaluations.

Because of her experience, demeanor, and technological savvy, in 2013-2014 she was nominated as Head Teaching Assistant. This is a very complex role, requiring a clear understanding of instructional objectives, along with a keen ability to manage other graduate students, with different backgrounds and levels of linguistic fluency. Lucia successfully mastered all these responsibilities, as she is extremely dedicated, well-organized, and creative.

Most notably, Lucia has redesigned and revamped the course Practical Commercial Italian, a class that no Faculty member was comfortable teaching. This was a real challenge, but she faced it with her usual professionalism, resourcefulness, and ease. She did a wonderful job, receiving outstanding evaluations.

In sum, Lucia Vedovi is a brilliant, versatile, and approachable teacher, who successfully tailors her instruction to the needs of her students, encouraging and helping them to progress in their studies.

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