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Faculty Awards

Teaching 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 2014 Non-Tenure Teaching Award were:

  • Shawnda Kumro, Dept. of Biological and Health Sciences
  • Adria Vasquez, Dept. of Accounting and Finance
  • Carl David Murphy, Dept. of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Daniel Wright, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Erinn McComb, Dept. of History, Political Science and Philosophy
  • Don Fisher, Dept. of Journalism
  • Cyndi Walker Ewert, Dept. of Psychology and Sociology
  • Esteban Cantu, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Harmeet Singh, Dept. of Accounting and Finance
  • Jeong Yang, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jerome Tymrak, Dept. of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences
  • Marco Iniguez, Dept. of Language and Literature 

The nominees for the 2014 General Education Teaching Award were:

  • Shawnda Kumro, Dept. of Biological and Health Sciences
  • Marco Iniguez, Dept. of Language and Literature 
  • David Sabrio, Dept. of Language and Literature 

The CTE is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2014 Non-tenure Teaching Awards:

  • Jerome Tymrak, Dept. of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences
  • Cyndi Walker Ewert, Dept. of Psychology and Sociology

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

The committee decided not to award a General Education Teaching Award this year, and instead, award two Non-Tenure Teaching Awards.

Travel Awards

Spring 2015 Travel Awards

The Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) is pleased to offer a $500 award to a TAMU-K faculty member toward travel for a scholarly presentation at a conference. Preference will be given to applications which address the scholarship of teaching and learning, which enhance undergraduate and graduate curricula and research, and which impact the institutional mission.  Travel must be completed between March 1- July 31, 2015.

To apply, please complete the attached form and email it, together with the required documents, to the CTE Director, Jaya Goswami, at jaya.goswami@tamuk.edu by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The CTE Advisory Board will review applications and make the award decision.

Click here to open the application form.

Fall 2014 Travel Awards

The Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) is pleased to announce the recipient of the Fall 2014 CTE Faculty Travel Award of $500:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Janzen, Department of Music, College of  Arts and Sciences
    • Title of presentation: “It Takes a Village: How service learning projects in a small South Texas community have enriched academic, cultural and social development through music,” to be presented at the Higher Education, Teaching and Learning Association Conference to be held in Orem, Utah,, January 20-22, 2015. 

Congratulations to Dr. Janzen! For information about CTE activities or to make a suggestion, please contact the Director, Dr. Jaya Goswami, at jaya.goswami@tamuk.edu or X-4413. 

This page was last updated on: January 30, 2015