Outstanding Teaching Award
Each year since 2008, the University Honors Student Association (UHSA) in conjunction with the University Honors Program (UHP) recognize one Honors faculty member for teaching excellence.
Every spring semester, a UHSA subcommittee distributes to UHP participants a list of eligible professors (those who taught Honors courses the previous spring and fall). Honors students are then invited to nominate the instructor they feel is most deserving of the award; each endorsement must be accompanied by a personal statement describing who is being nominated and why the student is supporting that particular professor. The subcommittee meets to count all the entries and to determine the top three candidates. The voting process then begins in April, and the winner is presented with a certificate at the Honors Graduation Ceremony in May.
2014: Longtime Honors Professor Accepts 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award
Dr. Robert Feldman (Department of English) is this year's OTA winner. After voting closed on May 7 and ballots were counted, an announcement was sent to the UHP student group.
Feldman was nominated for English 228: Honors Modern American Literature, a course he has taught for the University Honors Program every academic year since 1999.
UHSA Executive Board member Dana Giannelli presented the award at the Spring 2015 Honors Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 11, at the Alumni Welcome & Conference Center.
Also nominated were Dr. Shelly Michalski (Department of Biology) and Dr. Pascale Manning (Department of English). Congratulations to all of the nominees!
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