Awards Presented for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship
Posted: April 30, 2012
By ANDREA ESTRADA
AT ITS APRIL meeting, the Academic Senate recognized 12 scholars from departments across campus for their extraordinary contributions to the teaching mission of the university.
Recipients of Distinguished Teaching Awards for 2011-12 include Carla D'Antonio, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology; Jill Felber, professor of music; Stephanie Lemanger, associate professor of English; Victor Rios, associate professor of sociology; Timothy Sherwood, associate professor of computer science; and Ann Bruice, a lecturer in the Department of Theater and Dance.
Outstanding Graduate Mentor Awards were presented to Elizabeth Belding, professor of computer science; and Howard Giles, professor of communication.
Receiving Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards were Quentin Gee, a doctoral student in the Department of Philosophy; Stuart Gray, a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science; Alisa Hove, a doctoral student with the Marine Science Institute; and Sharalyn Sanders, a doctoral student in Comparative Literature.
Teaching and research are essential duties of Senate faculty members, and the Distinguished Teaching Award program is designed to encourage and reward excellence in teaching. Established in 1981, the program also acknowledges the efforts of Senate faculty members who have successfully united the roles of teaching and research.
Any member of the Academic Senate and non-Senate faculty who has taught a minimum of three academic quarters in residence is eligible for nomination.
Distinguished Teaching Awards include a cash award and a framed certificate.