Nominations Sought for University Teaching Excellence Awards

Posted: September 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nominations are open for the 2004-05 Teaching Excellence Awards. Students, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to nominate those teachers they believe have been outstanding.

Each year, George Mason recognizes faculty members who are outstanding educators through the awards, which include:

  • The University Teaching Award, for faculty members who make significant educational contributions through superior classroom teaching, curriculum development, teaching innovation, student mentoring, and dissemination of their work
  • The David J. King Award, for an outstanding teacher who has made significant long-term contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university
  • Teaching Award in General Education, a new award for a faculty member who does outstanding teaching in general education courses

Winners are selected through a competitive process in which they document their educational excellence through a teaching portfolio. All winners receive a cash award and travel support to present their educational work at a national or regional meeting.

To nominate someone, send a letter explaining why you feel this faculty member should be considered for the award to Teaching Awards Committee, Center for Teaching Excellence, Johnson Center, Room 241, MS 4D6. Or, e-mail Laurie Fathe at All nominations should be received by Friday, Oct. 15.

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