It’s award season at The University of New Mexico and one of the groups recognized recently were outstanding educators with the annual Teaching Awards sponsored by the Faculty Senate Teaching Enhancement Committee and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) held in the Student Union Ballroom .
Each year the Faculty Senate Teaching Enhancement Committee selects recipients for a variety of campus-wide teaching awards. Awardees are selected following a nomination and dossier-review process.
The 2016-2017 Teaching award winners include:
2017-2019 Presidential Teaching Fellow
Lloyd L. Lee, Native American Studies
The Presidential Teaching Fellowship promotes excellence in teaching by establishing a core group of faculty who are given the highest recognition for their effective teaching. Additionally, Fellows carry a special responsibility for ensuring teaching excellence by sharing their expertise with the University Community.
One Fellow is selected each year and serves an active term of two years, during which time they may receive special award compensation. Fellows retain their title while employed at UNM and receive a permanent increase to base salary. Nominations can be made by colleagues, students, or alumni. All tenured faculty are eligible.
For additional information, visit UNM Presidential Teaching Fellows.
2016-2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Amy L. Brandzel, American Studies
Kathryn McKnight, Spanish & Portuguese
The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and rewards teaching excellence and fosters a campus climate that supports teaching improvement and accomplishment. Multiple recipients may be selected for this monetary award. Nominations can be made by colleagues, students, or alumni. All tenured faculty, clinician educators, and professors of practice are eligible.
2016-2017 New Teachers of the Year
Bernadine Hernández, English
Emma Gale Trentman, Foreign Languages & Literatures
The New Teacher of the Year Award recognizes the accomplished educators who are recent additions to the UNM faculty prior to the achievement of tenure. Multiple recipients may be selected for this monetary award. Nominations can be made by colleagues, students, or alumni. All pre-tenure, tenure-track Assistant Professors are eligible.
2016-2017 Online Teacher of the Year
Kelly Van Andel, Religious Studies
This award acknowledges excellence in the challenging teaching and learning arena of online distance education. One recipient may be selected for this monetary award. Nominations can be made by colleagues, students, or alumni. All lecturers, clinician educators, tenure-track and tenured faculty, and formally appointed adjunct faculty who have already completed at least one fully online course of teaching are eligible.
2016-2017 Lecturer or Affiliated Teachers of the Year
Laura L. Burton, Communication & Journalism
Allen E. Butt, Psychology
Mel Strong, Earth & Planetary Science
This award recognizes the contributions to UNM’s teaching mission by consistently employed, nontenure-track faculty. Multiple recipients may be selected for this monetary award. Nominations can be made by colleagues, students, or alumni. All non-tenure track faculty who have taught at least four sections per year (including summer sessions) during a minimum of three consecutive years at UNM are eligible for this award.
2016-2017 Susan Deese-Roberts Outstanding Teaching Assistants
Malik Barrett, Math & Statistics
Rachel F. Gift, English
Ana June, English
Monica Mancillas, Spanish & Portuguese
Andrew S. Taylor, Math & Statistics
This award recognizes and rewards teaching achievements of graduate students. Multiple recipients may be selected for this monetary award. Nominations are to be made by department chairs on the basis of one nomination for every ten departmental teaching assistants. Suggested names of deserving teaching assistants to their department chairperson is encouraged. All current teaching assistants are eligible.
Click here for a list of all previous recipients.
For more information, visit Center for Teaching & Learning.