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Have You Been Inspired by a Great Professor? Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due March 1

Posted January 24, 2011

shrage2010teaching_excellencegifDo you know a current member of the undergraduate faculty who best exemplifies excellence in teaching and campus leadership? Nominate him or her for the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. Pictured is last year’s award recipient Harvey Shrage (center), a Business Law professor, with President Anthony S. Caprio and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jerry A. Hirsch.

Nominations are due March 1. The award will be presented to this year’s recipient(s) at the Academic Honors Convocation on May 20. For more information on the award, a list of eligible faculty, and an opportunity to nominate online, visit the Teaching Excellence Award website, where you will also find information on past award recipients.

The nominee must have made a distinct difference in the teaching climate of the College through:

•Model classroom teaching
•Pioneering teaching methods
•Campus leadership
•Creative course development or instructional support

The Committee will consider all nominations; however, because a full-time faculty member cannot receive this award more than once, the names of the full-time faculty who have previously received this award are listed on the Teaching Excellence Award website.

The winner will receive $1,000 from the College; a medal; and his/her name will be added to a plaque in D’Amour Library that displays the names of past recipients of this award.

Your nomination must include your name, year of graduation, your major, and a written statement. Consider the areas in the bulleted list above as you prepare your statement. The Committee cannot consider nominations not accompanied by a written statement supporting your nomination.

You can submit your nomination online or by fax (413-796-2149) or email. Submissions will also be accepted by mail to the following address by March 1:

Committee on Teaching Excellence
c/o Mary Goehring, Office of the Provost
Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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