Distinguished Teaching Award

This award is presented to a PSU faculty member who has taught at PSU for at least 5 years.   The following previous recipients are ineligible:  Irene Cucina, Kathleen Arecchi, Christian Bisson, and Mark Fischler.

Nominations must be submitted electronically by 5pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 using this link:

https://plymouthstate.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bfKA5cLEFlDDD7v

You may nominate any eligible undergraduate faculty member, while considering the following criteria:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of subject
  • Exhibit good organization and presentation skills
  • Stimulate student thinking and understanding
  • Arouse students’ interest in learning
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in teaching
  • Respect and value students as individuals
  • Create a safe classroom environment in which all students feel valued
  • Promote and model respect for critical thinking
  • Provide a variety of instructional strategies to promote a challenging learning environment
  • Display passion for teaching
  • Provide motivation and inspiration for students to achieve at their highest abilities inside and outside of the classroom.

Questions may be directed to Alice O’Connor, 535-2091 or aoconnor@plymouth.edu

The Distinguished Teaching Awards are presented annually at Commencement.

We value our exemplary faculty and are happy and proud to have the opportunity to publicly celebrate their excellence.

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