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Teaching Award Nominations Sought

11/13/2006 —

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 James H Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award given annually to recognize any aspect of excellent instruction (lectures, demonstrations, classroom activities, handling of discussions, individual attention, laboratory instruction, etc.) that contributes to the academic quality of the York Campus. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in instruction, not to identify the “most popular” faculty member. The teaching award is named in memory of the late James H. Burness in recognition of his outstanding teaching and service to the campus. Burness died in December 1999.

All faculty are eligible to be nominated except for recipients of the award in the past five years: Robert Farrell & John Klingler (2002), Fred Haag & Walter Arnold (2003), Deirdre Folkers (2004), Noel Sloboda & H. Robert Kaufhold (2005), John Dawson (2006).

Two awards will be given: one to a full-time faculty member and one to a part-time faculty member. Do not worry if you are unsure whether a faculty member is full-time or part-time. The Teaching Award Committee will divide the nominations accordingly.

This nomination form is for faculty who are teaching in the fall semester 2006.

Please make your nominations and provide a brief paragraph explaining what you think this faculty member has done to merit an award for excellence in instruction. We feel this is a good way to say “thank you” to a faculty member who is doing an excellent job and we hope you do, too.

Please return your nomination to Fred Haag, associate professor of visual arts, by Friday, December 1, 2006, at fch2@psu.edu or to faculty mailbox 241.

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