UW's Hickman Named 2021 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship Recipient | News - University of Wyoming News

Barbara Hickman, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming College of Education, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship.

The college presents this award annually to support the recruitment and retention of the best candidates for faculty positions. Hickman will use the $25,000 award over the next two years to investigate how K-12 districts understand and use copyright law; language and adaptation of school board policies regarding intellectual property; and if virtual learning has influenced Wyoming school administrators’ understanding and application of copyright law.

The late Wyoming business leader, John P. “Jack” Ellbogen, established the Mary Ellbogen Garland Early Career Fellowship in 2000 in honor of his daughter’s commitment to community service and philanthropy. The fund is used to support promising junior faculty members in the College of Education by providing startup funding for the recipients’ research and teaching programs, as well as to supplement their income.

The selection committee for the award consists of the College of Education dean, associate deans and the chair of the college’s Tenure and Promotion Committee.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last spring, many schools had to quickly move to virtual learning but were unprepared to support their students with digital materials and resources. For example, schools that have only one classroom set of textbooks might have made copies to post online for...

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