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CIGT Faculty Member Wins IUPUI Teaching Award

April 28, 2016

Rob Elliott, Lecturer of Computer Information Technology

Rob Elliott, Lecturer of Computer Information Technology

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Rob Elliott, Lecturer of Computer Information Technology, was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2016.  The award was presented at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation in April.  

Chancellor Nasser Paydar hosted the annual event recognizing top achievements by IUPUI faculty, staff and students.  The convocation honors achievements in all areas of IUPUI's missions:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity
  • Excellence in civic engagement
  • Excellence in diversity, collaboration and best practices
Rob Elliott and Eugenia Fernandez, CIGT
Dr. Eugenia Fernandez, Chair of CIGT, and Rob Elliott

Mr. Elliott was specifically cited for his work in bringing authentic real-world experiences into the classroom and attempting to engage students in projects at all levels of their undergraduate education.  "I'm very honored and grateful for this opportunity.  I just really want my students to be energized while they are in class, and I want them to take what they've learned and use that figure out how everything works," he said.

Rob Elliott teaches undergraduate courses in web and mobile application development for the Computer Information Technology program at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  His courses have produced work for the Indianapolis Fire Department, Jameson Camp, IndyFringe Theatre Festival, and many other local companies and nonprofit agencies in the Indianapolis area.