Nominations Sought for Liberal Arts Teaching Awards
Nominations are being sought by the College of Liberal Arts for the Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen awards.
Eligibility for both awards is limited to faculty of professorial rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor) in the College of Liberal Arts. In addition, the Graham award is limited to faculty actively involved in teaching 100- or 200-level courses or other courses intended primarily for freshmen. Temporary and visiting faculty, as well as previous recipients, are not eligible.
Criteria for the award include, but are not limited to, excellence of class instruction, intellectual stimulation of students, and concern for students' welfare. Both recipients will be recognized during the College's commencement ceremony, have their names added to award plaques in the Dean's office, and receive $1,000.
The deadline for submitting nominations for 2008 is Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
Instructions for Submitting Nominations for 2008
All nominations must be received in the Office of the Dean no later than Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
METHOD 1: Electronic Submission by E-Mail
METHOD 2: Submission of Printed Form
First awarded in 1985, the previous recipients of the Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year award are: Sheila Skemp (History), Jerrold Heindel (Biology), James Cooke (History), William Lawhead (Philosophy and Religion), Mary Kallman (Psychology), Eldon Miller (Mathematics), Kenneth McGraw (Psychology), Donald Dyer (Modern Languages and Linguistics), John Hull (Biology), Talmadge James Reid (Mathematics), Colby Kullman (English), Lee Bolen (Physics), Daniell Mattern (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Rebecca Holberton (Biology), Edmund Keiser (Biology), Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez (History), Samir Husni (Journalism), Ethel Young-Minor (English), Benjamin Fisher (English), John Neff (History), Ann Fisher-Wirth (English), and Sheri Rieth (Art).
The Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen has been awarded since 1987 to the following recipients: Jon Parcher (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Lee Bolen (Physics), Kwang-Sik Yun (Chemistry), Daniel Williams (English), Jeffrey Watt (History), Gerard Buskes (Mathematics), William Scott (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Kees Gispen (History), Paul Lago (Biology), Hans-Jurgen Gaycken (Modern Languages), Walter Cleland, Jr. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Michael Lynch (Philosophy and Religion), L. Marvin Overby (Political Science), Holly Reynolds (Political Science), Kathryn McKee (English and Southern Studies), Gary Gaston (Biology), Frederick Lorenzo (History), Timothy Nordstrom (Political Science), Aileen Ajootian (Classics), Joe Turner Cantú (Theatre Arts), and Jason Ritchie (Chemistry and Biochemistry).