award. We are really proud of him.”|
In addition to Schug, UT Arlington's honorees include: Krystal Beamon, assistant professor of sociology; Darryl Lauster, assistant professor of art and art history; and Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science. The four bring UT Arlington’s total number of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipients to 45 since the program’s inception in 2008.
The awards highlight the talent and commitment to excellence in teaching among UT Arlington faculty members, President Vistasp Karbhari said.
“Preeminent research universities are distinguished by the quality of their faculty members and the faculty’s dedication to students. The best teachers instill in their students a shared passion for lifelong learning and discovery,” Karbhari said. “This year’s UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards winners represent the very best that UT Arlington has to offer our students, and we are honored to call them our colleagues.”
Honorees were selected based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees. A complete list of winners by institution can be found on the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards website
“We are proud that these awards support and promote a culture of teaching excellence, especially in undergraduate programs, at all our campuses System-wide,” said Regents Vice Chairman Steven Hicks, chair of the board’s Academic Affairs Committee. “The teachers we are honoring are truly the best of the best.”
The Regents have awarded nearly $13.4 million since 2008, when the program was created to recognize faculty members who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.
Recipients are vetted by their peers, students and UT System presidents before advancing to competition at the System level. In their evaluations of a candidate’s teaching performance, members of the review panel consider a range of activities and criteria, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
“Our excellence in teaching faculty is a critical part of the System’s vision of an institution of the first class,” UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. said. “These awards are a reflection of the Regents placing the highest priority on undergraduate, graduate and professional teaching excellence System-wide.”
Posted August 22, 2014