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Mary Colleen Jenkins receives excellence in teaching award

July 17, 2018

Mary-Colleen Jenkins, a lecturer in the the College of Engineering's Engineering Communication Program, is recognized by UW Professional & Continuing Education for excellence in teaching.

Mary-Colleen receiving the award in June 2018
Mary-Colleen Jenkins receiving the Excellence in Teaching award at the PCE Certificate Celebration in June 2018 | Facebook

Jenkins, regularly an instructor for HCDE's Introduction to Technical Communication course, began teaching the Grammar for Editors course as part of the UW's Certificate in Editing in the 2017–2018 academic year. PCE recognized her with the New Instructor Teaching Excellence Award in June 2018.

From the PCE announcement:

Certificate in Editing
New Instructor Teaching Excellence Award

Mary-Colleen Jenkins is a lecturer with the University of Washington’s College of Engineering and a freelance editor and writing coach. In addition to the Grammar for Editors course, Mary-Colleen teaches Introduction to Technical Communications to undergraduate engineering students. In her 20+ years as an educator, she has taught composition, research writing, style and grammar, and technical editing courses to both professional adult and undergraduate students. She has a master’s degree in literature and is sometimes surprised to find herself immersed in the engineering and the technical world.

As an instructor in our Certificate in Editing, Mary-Colleen is known for her eagerness to make learning grammar fun and blending lecture and group activities for an engaging student experience. We’re happy to recognize the work Mary-Colleen has contributed in her first year. We value the enthusiasm and expertise she brings to the classroom every time she enters it.