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Excellence in Teaching Award

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Excellence in Teaching Award

Seoul National University created Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 to honor professors who provided students with the best education and to encourage all the faculty members to put sincere efforts in teaching as well as research.

AHN Dong-Hyun/Professor, College of Social Sciences Dept. of Economics

Professor Ahn personally designed and has been teaching the course 〈Stocks, Bonds and Financial Derivatives 1, 2, 3〉 and now it has became the most popular course in the Department of Economics. Also, course evaluation of these lectures turned out to be the highest in the Department of Economics. He recently opened 〈Stock, Bonds and Financial Derivatives 3〉 as an undergraduate course and differentiated the course for students to be able to understand the mathematical derivation of derivatives from en economics perspective. In addition, Professor Ahn provides customized lecture notes for each of the lectures, and it improves the students’ capability of learning. He also published the notes as textbooks, and contributed to the development of educational materials at the university level.

CHO Sung-il/Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept. of Public Health

Professor Cho teaches several courses in English including his class 〈Occupational Epidemiology〉, contributing to strengthening students’ research capacity, problem-solving skills and global competency through his practice-oriented pedagogy. He let his students know what the practical research methods are, and supplemented course evaluation methods in a practical way, such as making students present their research results in an international conference. Students, as a result, have been able to improve their research capabilities by publishing their papers in academic journals. In addition, he produces distinguished health practitioners, and the majority of them have been working as epidemiological investigators contributing to the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

HWANG Youngil/Professor, College of Medicine Dept. of Medicine

Professor Hwang introduced TBL into the school and devised elective courses, and in this process of settlement he made a proactive and dedicated effort. He also introduced new concepts in 〈Human Anatomy〉 class, effectively improving the practice environment. Professor Hwang was in charge of “National Teacher Center for Health Personnel“ for 6 years from 2014 to 2020. During this period, held a number of workshops related to medical education, and conducted training sessions for professors of medical schools across the country. Accordingly, he contributed to the enhancement of the teaching capabilities of professors and also raised the status of Seoul National University College of Medicine in the field of medical education.

KIM Dohun/Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Professor Kim overcame the crisis in the education field due to social distancing by producing videos and textbooks, utilizing Flipped-learning. He also actively engaged with communication with students, laying the foundation for the development of in-depth major courses. In particular, he meticulously prepared the 〈Electromagnetic Waves and Optics〉 course and provided a quality of feedback to students, and delivered knowledge in an easy-to-understand manner. Also, he gave public lectures, opened summer and winter schools, and produced and distributed lecture videos on his own during vacation, by contributing to the development of educational services at the university level.

KIM Sungmin/Professor, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

Professor Kim opened and teaches a number of ICT convergence-related courses and developed related educational contents for the first time in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in South Korea. In particular, the undergraduate students who took his representative course 〈Fashion Technology〉 became interested in applying cutting-edge technology to the field of fashion, thus expressing their desire to enter graduate school or to participate in research as an intern. Currently, he is a research director of SNU, in the ‘ICT Convergence Fiber Manufacturing Process Professional Training Project’ (2020-2025), supported by MOTIE, leading the education of future talents interested in the field of smart apparel. In addition, Professor Kim is the chairman of the ‘Talent Cultivation Team for Interdisciplinary Fashion Innovation’ in the 4th stage BK21 project (2020-2027) in which the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is participating.

KIM Yongbaek/Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Dept. of Veterinary Medicine

Professor Kim introduced a team-based flipped learning system with upgraded online video lectures and improved clinical analysis. Through this progress, he was able to provide a quality of student-centered lectures in which students took the initiative. Professor Kim was twice awarded the Baekrin Education Award in College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and 2019 thanks to the excellent lecture evaluation results in most of his courses. His significant contribution is the 7-year full accreditation of College of Veterinary Medicine by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); he oversaw the entire process, including pre-licence inspection.

KWON Young-joon/Professor, School of Law Dept. of Law

Professor Kwon receives outstanding evaluation from students from his courses related to Civil law. He maximized the educational effect by attempting various teaching method such as collaboration-based education, Flipped Learning, and submission of a Agreement of lecture participation. He also contributed to the development of educational contents via 〈Civil Law Ⅱ〉 textbook writing, where connection between theory and practice is well described. Professor Kwon is the first director of the ‘Center for Future Scholars‘, making the framework for supporting future scholars. In addition, he personally promoted Korean law abroad by academic publication and also by giving lectures abroad including Harvard and Tokyo University.

KYMN Kyungsun/Professor, College of Fine Arts Dept. of Design

Professor Kymn developed a teaching method for basic formative art class that allows students to experience the connection between theory and practice. He shared his lecture contents and educational research process in public, strengthening the educational capabilities of other professors. In particular, his representative course 〈Design Studio〉 and 〈Advanced Design Studio〉 have been receiving positive evaluations since students can participate actively, and professor Kymn gives a sincere feedback in return. In addition, he contributed to the empowerment of student competency through field-oriented learning by carrying out industry-university cooperation projects.

LEE Jae Wook/Professor, College of Engineering Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Lee turned the crisis of hardware practice-oriented courses into an opportunity. He developed his own non-face-to-face software practice tools and lecture materials, achieving a higher educational effect than face-to-face classes. In addition, the excellence of undergraduate research was improved through his exemplary operation of the undergraduate internship program. Professor lee also provides customized guidance to undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, especially for the students who are about to be put under academic probation.

SHEEN Seong-Ho/Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Dept. of International Studies

Professor Sheen opens large courses in general to meet the high demands of the graduate students from his department. His class 〈Changing World Order and Korea〉 has received outstanding evaluation. Although it is a graduate course, more than 60 students are attending every year, and more than half of them are foreign students. He also planned and managed the ‘SNU in World’ program, and in addition to that, he has been in charge of the ‘Campus Asia‘ program since 2017 with Tokyo University and Peking University contributing to empowering students’ global competency.