UF Center for Teaching Excellence honors Dr. Casey Rowe with Affordable Access Award

The University of Florida Center for Teaching Excellence presented Casey Rowe, Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, with its 2024 Affordable Access Award. The honor recognizes Rowe for her commitment to addressing textbook affordability and ensuring students can access affordable course materials.

Dr. Casey Rowe

Rowe teaches courses in the online Precision and Individualized Medicine program. She has prioritized using affordable materials in her classes, so her students are not spending extra money on course materials. Leveraging the extensive resources of UF’s libraries is one strategy she employs to enhance learning without increasing costs.

“Many of my students are practicing pharmacists who are returning to school,” Rowe said. “Higher education can be expensive, and if there is a way to lessen the financial burden for my students while ensuring they are learning the material, then I am happy to do so.”

Rowe received the Affordable Access Award during the Interface Teaching Conference at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall on April 17.