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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

[Archive] Want to Recognize an Exemplary SU Teacher?

Has an SU professor helped you expand your learning? Made a difference in your life? Taught you to view the world in a new way? If so, why not nominate that professor for an Exemplary Teaching Award? For the past 20 years, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has presented The Exemplary Teacher Award each year to one SU faculty member. This year’s award will be presented at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday May 11, 2013.

Specific criteria are determined by Shenandoah University within the following broad general guidelines: excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution, and the community. To nominate an outstanding professor, submit an email letter to Dr. Rodney Bragdon <rbragdon@su.edu> within the next week or so. The letter should explain the ways in which the professor meets these criteria: 

  • Must be a full-time SU faculty member, but not necessarily a member of the United Methodist Church. 
  • Must have an exceptional reputation as a teacher in terms of knowledge of the subject, course organization, clarity of instruction, and availability to students. 
  • Is expected to contribute to the welfare of Shenandoah University and to the greater community. 
  • Is expected to show interest in scholarly and professional achievement. Recitals and lectures before learned societies are considered on an equal footing with publications, research, application of professional expertise, or postgraduate study. 
  • Should demonstrate reasonable concern for student welfare in areas beyond the academic. 
  • Collegiality in the candidate shall be defined as cooperation with and respect for colleagues even when there is basis for debate.

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