Dr. Ravi Srinivasan, Assistant Professor at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, received the 2016-2017 DCP Faculty Advising/Mentor of the Year Award from UF President Kent Fuchs on April 6.
This award’s purpose is to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in undergraduate faculty advising/mentoring.
Nominations come from former students, faculty members, department chairs, and/or higher-level administrators.
Dr. Srinivasan had many nominations from DCP faculty, staff and students. Here are a few examples of the impact he has had on DCP:
“Dr. Srinivasan has challenged students to be critical thinkers and provided the skills to be creative problem solvers, particularly regarding the sustainability of the built environment,” Rinker School Director Dr. Robert Ries stated. “There is no doubt that Dr. Srinivasan’s teaching and mentoring have a positive impact and long-term benefits for students.”
“As a professor, he finds ways to relate abstract, larger-than-life ideas to college kids,” URP M.A. candidate Sofia Thordin said. “Connecting consumerism to Happy Meals and relaying anecdotes from India to explain Millennium Development Goals are a few ways he provokes peer discussion. He surpasses the scope of the classroom by encouraging students to attend community events and suggests site visits to reinforce concepts.”
“I can honestly say I would not be where I am now if Ravi Srinivasan hadn’t taken the chance on me and became such an enormously positive influence in my life,” Mentee Marc Morrison said.