Thursday, January 12, 2012

Distinguished Teaching Award Nominees Sought at Phoenix College

Do you know a Phoenix College faculty member who has gone above and beyond in his or her profession to encourage students, advance higher education, or serve as a Phoenix College representative to the greater community? If so, you can thank this outstanding teacher by nominating him/her to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award.

One of the hallmarks for excellence in two-year colleges is the recognition and reward of excellence in teaching. Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award receive a plaque, have all expenses paid to professional conferences or seminars (up to $1,500), and share their methods and techniques with other faculty. Also, they award a $250 scholarship given in their name to a qualified PC student of their choice.

The recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award is chosen by a committee of peers based on a screening process, submitted supporting paperwork, and classroom observation of the nominees.

To be eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award, nominees must demonstrate a sustained contribution to the students and the college. Therefore, before being nominated, nominees must be current residential (full-time) faculty and have completed three or more years of residential (full-time) teaching at Phoenix College. Any student, employee, alumnus of Phoenix College, or any member of the community may make nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Online nominations are due by Friday, February 3, 2012. Click here to access the nomination form. For more information, please contact DTA Committee Chair Robin Cotter at 602.285.7102.

A campus announcement of this year’s honoree will be made during the last week of the spring semester, and the award will be officially presented at the 2012 Commencement Ceremonies in May. Previous recipients include Karl Schindler, Music Program Director; Robin Cotter, Biosciences faculty; James Sousa, Mathematics faculty; Tillie Chavez, Nursing Department Chair; and Patricia Finkenstadt, Biosciences faculty.

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