William Girton, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has been named Florida Tech’s Most Valuable Panther for December.
In announcing the award, the Office of Human Resources said:
“Last semester, the math department used online homework for the first time in the Differential Equations course, MTH 2201. MTH 2201 is a required course for all physical science and engineering students and is a huge service course for the university. Bill set up WebAssign (the online homework provider) for the department. This requires not just the initial set-up, but continual fine-tuning. Bill’s generosity in doing this is greatly appreciated by his colleagues.
“Setting up WebAssign for the math department positively affects multiple groups on campus. It helps his faculty colleagues and over 200 MTH 2201 students who will be getting instant feedback on their homework assignments. Now that WebAssign is in place, using it in subsequent semesters will be very easy.”
The MVP program recognizes faculty and staff who embody both the university’s standards for innovation and excellence and offer quality of service to the campus at large and individual students. Nominees should demonstrate:
➢ An outstanding accomplishment that benefited the university
➢ Extraordinary service to customers
➢ Exemplary efforts to nurture a climate of care, concern and civility
➢ Creative innovations to service, process or work tools
To nominate future MVPs, visit https://www.fit.edu/hr/forms-and-documents/most-valuable-panther-mvp-nomination-form/#form.