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Associate professor receives USF Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award

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Jennifer Jacobs, PhD, an associate professor in the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Education, was selected to receive USF’s Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award is hosted by USF’s Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President to recognize excellence, innovation and effectiveness in teaching that demonstrates community collaboration, institutional impact and deeply engaged, high-quality teaching.

Dr. Jacobs is an associate professor of elementary education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Learning and interim campus director of the College of Education at USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus. Her research interests are situated within the context of teacher education. Specifically, within teacher education, her research agenda has set out to understand teacher learning for equity. Dr. Jacobs also serves as editor of the Journal of Practitioner Research, a journal housed in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Dr. Jacobs will be presented with the award at USF’s Faculty Honors and Awards Reception on March 10, 2022.

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As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.