- Patwardhan was a member of the team recommending that Winthrop adopt a Global Learning Initiative as its quality enhancement plan required by its reaccreditation process.
- Administrators said her proposal offers promise as a discipline-specific global learning model that other programs across the college and university might replicate.
Winthrop University, "Mass Communication Professor Chosen as Thompson Scholar" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 21.