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Nominations sought for academy teaching awards

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 09 - October 20, 1994

The Academy of Teaching Excellence has sent nomination forms for university teaching awards to all departments. The academy asks student advisors to explain the nomination process to their advisees and work with them in making nominations during the registration period for the spring semester. "It is important for all faculty members and students to understand the importance of the awards to the university's commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education," says chair of the academy Janet Sawyers.

The academy 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.

Students, alumni, and faculty members may make nominations for teaching awards through December 31. (An earlier date listed in a Spectrum headline was incorrect). They should forward their nominations for the three Wine Awards to the nominee's college selection committee. Nominations for College Teaching Certificates should also be forwarded to the college selection committee. Only students may make nominations for the Sporn Award for teaching excellence in an introductory subject. The final selection for this award is made by students working with the University Honors Program. The University Academy of Teaching Excellence selects the recipients of the Alumni Teaching Awards from those who have received College Teaching Certificates in the preceding three years.

Those with questions about the workshop or the nomination process may call Sawyers at 1-6148.