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Outstanding Teacher Awards

Do you have a professor that is exceptionally outstanding? Show your appreciation!

From now until April 10th at 4:00 p.m., you can nominate your favorite professor for the Outstanding Teaching Award, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center (TALE). Two professors will be selected by a panel after a careful consideration of the entrees. Nominations will be combined with last December’s nominations and the two winners will be announced at the May graduation ceremonies.

The two selected professors will receive a plaque that is awarded to them, and their name will be added to a plaque in the TALE Center. The professors also receive a monetary award that may be used toward any professional development, including, but not limited to, attending a conference, furthering education, or supplies that will enhance their programs.

According to Sheila Jones from the TALE Center, students who nominated previous award winning teachers expressed that the professors are enthusiastic and have excellent instructing style, sincere concern with students’ success, and have served as role models as professionals for students. The panel for this selection consists of a professor from each college that has previously received this award and a co-chairperson from the TALE Center.

All nominations and essays will be kept entirely confidential. If you will be graduating in May or August 2009, either undergraduate or graduate, you are invited to nominate one professor for the TALE Outstanding Teaching Award. A professor may only receive the award once every ten years.

To nominate, visit http://iit.bloomu.edu/award

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Sheila Dove Jones, TALE Center Director (sjones@bloomu.edu or 389-4310).