Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo is the recipient of the university-wide Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching Award, given to the faculty member who best showed sustained excellence and innovation in graduate or professional teaching and contributions to graduate or professional learning beyond classroom instruction. Criteria for the award include:
- Innovative approaches to graduate or professional teaching
- Positive impact on graduate or professional student learning
- Other contributions to improve graduate or professional instruction, including engaging students in the classroom; developing courses and curricula, and mentoring graduate teaching assistants.
Dr. Lara-Cinisomo was also the recipient of the college-level award, making her a winner at the college and university level.