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Portillo receives 2016 Teaching Innovation Award

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dr. Shannon Portillo received the 2016 Teaching Innovation Award from the Consortium for Undergraduate Law & Justice Programs (CULJP), and she shares this award title with co-winner Danielle Rudes.

In the award letter to Professors Portillo and Rudes from the Awards Committee chair, Paul Collins from University of Massachusetts Amherst, he indicated that the committee was "particularly impressed by your development of the BURST model (Building Undergraduate Research Skills and Techniques), which provides students with the opportunity to consume and produce legal studies scholarship in a capstone course setting. In this model, students conduct original research, with paper writing occurring in an iterative process in which students gather feedback from faculty and peers throughout the semester.... Your willingness to share your research kit with other legal studies faculty is a model of collegiality to be emulated."



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