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March 25 deadline for Law award for teaching excellence

PULLMAN, Wash. – Applications and nominations for the 2015 Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through March 25.

The award recognizes outstanding teaching by faculty in Washington State University’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) program. All instructors of record (instructors and clinical faculty as well as tenure-track faculty) whose teaching has included at least one UCORE class annually for the past three years are eligible.

Information about the award, criteria and application/nomination process is available at http://vpue.wsu.edu/LawAward-UndergraduateTeaching. Materials for consideration are due to Jeannie Holt (jmholt@wsu.edu) by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The recipient will be recognized at the spring Office of Undergraduate Education awards ceremony April 21.

Faculty receiving this award are educators who inspire curiosity and understanding of an area of study and whose classes encourage development of the lifelong learning skills of integrating and synthesizing concepts to solve real problems.

The award is named for retired faculty member Dick Law, who served as director of general education from 1990 until his retirement in 2009. The award values the important role of general education faculty in helping undergraduates attain WSU learning goals and outcomes (http://ugr.wsu.edu/students/7Goals.html), especially outside their major area of study.

Past winners include inaugural recipient Theresa Jordan (history) in 2013 and Clif Stratton (history) and Richard Zack (entomology) in 2014.

Questions about the award or application/nomination process may be emailed to Karen Weathermon, chair of the award review committee, at kweathermon@wsu.edu or to Holt at jmholt@wsu.edu.

 

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