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Journalism's Aimee Edmondson receives Honors Tutorial College award

Aug 9, 2011

Journalism’s Aimee Edmondson receives Honors Tutorial College award

Aimee EdmundsonATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2011) — Aimee Edmondson, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication, was honored with an N. Victor Goodman Honors Tutorial College Award, named in honor of Victor Goodman.

The Goodman Award is given to faculty during their first three years of tutoring Honors Tutorial College (HTC) students. Selection is made on the basis of the quality of the tutor’s instruction as evidenced by student evaluations, by the descriptions and evaluations of student work prepared by the tutor, and by observations by the HTC director of studies, other faculty colleagues, and HTC administrators.

Edmondson, who became an HTC tutor in 2009, receives praise from her students for her passion for and knowledge of her subject. They describe her teaching as “excellent,” “enthusiastic,” “amazing,” and “energetic.”

Goodman has served on the Ohio Board of Regents, on the Ohio University Board of Trustees, and on The Ohio University Foundation Board. He created the Elaine and Victor Goodman Scholarship for Research in Government Relations and Contemporary History, which provides funding for HTC political science and history students to undertake research either for their thesis or for a special project. The university recognized Goodman’s contributions with an honorary doctorate in 2004.

The Honors Tutorial College (HTC) is based on the centuries old tutorial system of undergraduate education developed at Oxford and Cambridge universities in Great Britain. Ohio University is the only institution in the United States with a degree-granting college incorporating all the essential features of the traditional tutorial system. Visitwww.honors.ohio.edu for more information.

- from staff reports