Coursera has recognized Illinois with an international award and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), which recognizes excellence in both individual and institutional achievements, has awarded two awards to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
This year’s recipient of the UPCEA International Leadership Excellence Award is Madhu Viswanathan for his work with subsistence marketplaces. His course, Understanding Subsistence Marketplaces, has had profound transformational effects on learners and the communities where they apply their newfound knowledge. In addition, Madhu received the Outstanding Educator Award for Transformation from Coursera. Madhu is the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in the College of Business