Kevin Almeroth receives Distinguished Teaching Award

March 27, 2007

Professor Kevin Almeroth received the 2006-2007 UCSB Academic Senate
Distinguished Teaching Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage
and reward excellence in teaching at UCSB. This award is a great addition
to the long list of awards Kevin has already received for his teaching.
Kevin has won the Computer Science Faculty Teaching Award four times
(1998, 1999, 2000, and 2005) and also earned a UCSB Spotlight on Excellent
Award in 2001 for his teaching. Kevin’s outstanding contributions to
teaching at UCSB include:

  • Creation of the very popular three course sequence in computer
    networking, including the re-design of 176A; the creation and development
    of 176B; and the creation of 176C;
  • Development of the “digital classroom” as a next-generation teaching
    environment for use by Computer Science courses as well as other
    departments;
  • Development of the PAIRwise plagiarism detection system.

In addition to being an excellent instructor, Kevin also contributed to
development of Computer Engineering (CE) program, the Technology
Management Program (TMP), and the Media Arts & Technology (MAT) program.
He also served on numerous campus committees related to teaching and
instruction including the Campus Classroom Design and Renovation Committee
(CDRC), the Council on Research and Instructional Resources (CORIR), and
with Instructional Development (ID).

There will be a ceremony honoring recipients of the Academic Senate
teaching and mentorship awards on May 10, 2007 at 3:00pm in the University
Center, Santa Barbara Harbor Room.