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Awards nominations sought by October 10

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 07 - October 6, 1994

Each year at the Founders Day ceremony, the university reaffirms its commitment to teaching when it presents several awards to honor outstanding teaching efforts by members of the faculty. To encourage more people to become involved in nominating faculty members for recognition, the Academy of Teaching Excellence will distribute nomination forms for the William E. Wine Awards, the Alumni Teaching Awards, and the University Sporn Award to each college by October 10. This will enable faculty members and students to work on nominations during the class pre-registration period.

The Academy of Teaching Excellence will also sponsor a dossier-preparation workshop and encourages College Selection Committee chairs and those who received College Teaching Excellence Certificates in 1993-94 to attend. The workshop will be on Friday, Oct. 28, in 129 McBryde from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Awards of $1,000 are given to the three Wine Award recipients each year. Students, alumni, and faculty members should forward their nominations to their respective college selection committees. The colleges' candidates are reviewed by the University Wine Award Committee.

Two awards of $1,000 are given each year to the recipients of the Alumni Teaching Awards. The University Academy of Teaching Excellence selects the recipients from those who have received College Teaching Certificates in the preceding three years. Nominations for College Teaching Certificates originate with students, alumni, and faculty members within each college.

Just one Sporn Award for teaching excellence in an introductory subject is given each year. The recipient also receives $1,000. Only students may make nominations for this award. The final selection is made by students working with the University Honors Program.

Those with questions about the workshop or the nomination process may call the chair of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, Janet Sawyers, at 1-6148.