Faculty Awards

Every year, the Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) presents a Non-tenure Track Teaching Award and a General Education Teaching Award. Faculty and students are requested to nominate faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Nominees who wish to be considered for the awards submit their applications, which are evaluated by the CTE Advisory Committee. (Not all the nominees submitted applications.) This year, there were several very deserving nominees in each category, all of whom excel in the classroom and are passionate about their work. The CTE would like to congratulate all of the nominees - being nominated is an honor in itself.

The nominees for the 2015 Non-Tenure Teaching Award were:

  •     Raymond Garcia, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Aaron LaDuke, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Jessica Stephens, Dept. of Psychology & Sociology
  •     Michael Verderber, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Jilma Vinson, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Pamela Wright, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Jeong Yang, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The nominees for the 2015 General Education Teaching Award were:

  •     Marco Iñiguez, Dept. of Language & Literature
  •     Christine Reiser Robbins, Dept. of Psychology & Sociology
  •     Eric Swartz, Dept. of Clinical Health Sciences
  •     Marsha Tucker, Dept. of Language & Literature

2015 General Education Teaching Award:

The CTE is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2015 Teaching Awards:

  •     Marco O. Iñiguez-Alba, Department of Language and Literature

2015 Non Tenure-Track Teaching Award:

  •     Jilma (Jenni) Vinson, Department of Language and Literature

Award recipients will receive a plaque of recognition at the CTE Open House in the Fall semester, as well as a monetary award - congratulations!

Travel Awards

The Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 CTE Faculty Travel Award of $500 each:

Spring 2016

  • Dr. Patricia Huskin, Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education, College of  Education and Human Performance
    • Title of presentation: “High Engagement Strategies for Student Writing Success,” presented at the 2016 Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Nadia Hasan, Department of Psychology and Sociology, College of  Arts and Sciences
    • Title of presentation: “Teaching, Mentoring, and Creating Space for Bilingual Mental Health Providers,” presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Fall 2015

  • Dr. Lori Kupczynski, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education and Human Performance,
    • Title of presentation: “The Effects of Instructional Strategies on Students’ Performance in College Algebra at an HSI University in South Texas,” presented at the 2016 Hawaii International Education Conference.

This page was last updated on: March 2, 2016