It is a huge honor, but certainly no surprise, that Julianne Treme has been selected as one of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Teachers. Julianne is passionate about undergraduate research. She strives to develop high-quality research projects with students to maximize their undergraduate experience and has a long track-record of working with students to create research papers, posters, and conference presentations. In 2018, she received a Rapid Design grant from DELTA. Julianne’s grant, “Gamification: Leveling Up in Economics” focuses on improving the effectiveness of forum posts in her online class.
Julianne is also committed to excellence in teaching. She received a Quality Matters certification for ARE 201 (Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics) this summer. She has developed courses in Agricultural Analytics and Excel for Agribusiness.
John Russ, undergraduate coordinator, commented that “Julianne has a remarkable ability to develop course assignments and deliverables that not only motivate students and lead to the course learning outcomes but also have real world applications that make our students more competitive for internships and jobs.
Prospective employers value and seek the job competencies that Julianne builds into her courses. For example, in her Excel for Agribusiness course, she teaches students how to write programs to cost jobs, collaborating workbooks for input prices, labor hours and rates for the type of work planned, and a target rate of return. At the completion of that course, students have the background and encouraged by Julianne to sit for the Excel Expert Certification by Microsoft.”
Julianne is a treasure to the department and her students. Congratulations, Julianne, from the entire CALS community!