Cicek Beeby has been named a recipient of the 2016 Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Cicek is currently a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology and her research focuses on the burial customs of early Greece. She is currently working on her dissertation titled “Spatial Narratives of Mortuary Landscapes in Early Iron Age Greece: A Network Approach.” Classes taught by Cicek include Ancient Cities and Classical Mythology.
In addition to classroom instruction, Cicek has trained undergraduate students (several from UNC) in Aegean archaeology and excavation techniques while serving as a trench supervisor for the Azoria Project in Crete, Greece for the past three summers. She will return this summer for a fourth year.
The Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is awarded to five graduate teaching assistants each year. Students are encouraged to nominate instructors who “promote the value of undergraduate teaching by example; demonstrate concern for students through interaction and approachability inside and outside the classroom; create meaningful learning experiences; and maintain high expectation of their students.” Nominees are reviewed and selected by the University Committee on Teaching Awards.
The recipients of all 2016 UNC Teaching Awards will be recognized at center court during halftime at the Carolina vs. Pittsburgh men’s basketball game on Feb. 14. A spring banquet will also be held to honor the winners.
The complete list of winners can be found here.