From the University Record:

"LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science and associate professor of philosophy, LSA, is "a tech geek" who "loves to teach," colleagues say. LaVaque-Manty, whose "Introduction to Political Theory" class was noted by President Mary Sue Coleman in her State of the University address, is known for his cutting-edge pedagogy and technological innovation.

In his classroom, he uses live broadcasts, podcasts and the online teaching system LectureTools to actively engage students and to create the feeling of a small classroom in a large lecture hall. He also plays a central role in promoting teaching innovation in political science and at the university, more broadly. He is regularly involved in college-wide initiatives on teaching, and generously mentors colleagues on the use of instructional technology.

Rabe, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; professor of environmental policy, School of Natural Resources and Environment; and professor of environment, LSA, is the creator of the Program in the Environment (PitE). Since it was launched in 2002, PitE has become the fastest growing undergraduate unit in LSA, attracting more than 400 students, and it greatly has expanded the size, scope and relevance of the environmental offerings at U-M.

He actively has recruited practitioners to teach original classes and advised other professional schools and academic units in creating new undergraduate course offerings and programs. Rabe continuously has chosen to teach a broad range of undergraduate classes. A student described his classroom as "a dynamic synthesis of relevant historical content and contemporary case studies.""