Spectrum Logo
A non-profit publication of the Office of the University Relations of Virginia Tech,
including The Conductor, a special section of the Spectrum printed 4 times a year

Academy seeks nominations for annual teaching awards

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 09 - October 19, 1995

Each year at the Founder's 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 has distributed nomination forms for the W.E. Wine Awards, the Alumni Teaching Awards, and the University Sporn Award to all the colleges. This will enable students to receive these nomination forms during the fall registration period. Forms will continue to be available in college and department offices through November.

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 1994 and 1995 to attend. The workshop will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 1045 Pamplin from 3 to 5 p.m.

Awards of $2,000 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 $2,000 each are given each year to the recipients of the Alumni Teaching Awards. The Academy of Teaching Excellence selects the recipients from those who have received College Teaching Excellence Certificates in the preceding three years. Nominations for College Teaching Excellence Certificates originate with students, alumni, and faculty members within each college.

One Sporn Award for teaching excellence in an introductory subject is given each year. The recipient also receives $2,000. Only students may make nominations for this award. The final selection is made by students working with the University Honors Program and Golden Key.

The deadline for nominations for all of these awards is December 1. Those with questions about the workshop or the nomination process may call the chair of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, Terry Rakes, at 1-4636.