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    APRIL 6, 2006
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Teaching Awards 2006

Great Teacher Awards laud Temple’s best


Three new names will be etched into the wall of the Founders Garden as Temple recognizes its latest Great Teachers. The faculty will be formally recognized during a celebration on April 11 in Mitten Hall.

Receiving the Great Teachers award will be Therese Dolan, Tyler School of Art, art history department; John A. McClendon, Fox School of Business and Management, department of human resource management; and Stanley Whitney, Tyler School of Art, painting, drawing and sculpture department.

Faculty can be nominated by administrators, students and department chairpersons. The nominations are evaluated on the quality of their teaching and creativity as shown through student course evaluations, peer reviews, seminar presentations and related work.
The nominations include extensive information detailing the faculty member’s commitment to excellence and originality in teaching, effective relationships with students, outstanding performance in meeting a wide range of teaching responsibilities and leadership in teaching-related activities outside the classroom.

The three each receive a sculpture by Tyler School of Art professor Stanley Lechtzin, plus a $15,000 award. This is the latest celebration of teaching, which has taken place annually since 1988.

In addition to the Great Teachers, the April 11 event will honor the winners of the University’s Research and Creative Achievement awards: the Creative Achievement Award, the Paul Eberman Faculty Research Award and the University Research Award.

Also, 10 faculty members will be recognized for winning the Lindback Awards from fall 2005 and spring of this year.

Profiles of the three Great Teachers and a complete list of award winners are included in this issue of Temple Times. Additional stories on the other award winners will follow in the April 13 and 20 issues. The four fall 2005 winners were profiled in November and December issues of the Times:

Brian Goldstein, department of communication sciences, College of Health Professions
Michael Klein, department of music theory, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Dennis Terry, department of geology, COllege of Science and Technology
Christine Woyshner, department of curriculum, instruction and technology, College of Education