In general, the Award seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally coherent, and that leads to an informed understanding of a discipline. Recipients of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award are expected to embody high standards of integrity and fairness, to have a strong commitment to learning, and to be open to new ideas.
Each year one member of the standing faculty will be honored for distinguished teaching; the recipient will receive an award of $6,000 and his/her name will be inscribed on a plaque located near the Office of the Dean. All members of the standing faculty are eligible. In addition, the recipient's department will receive $4,000 to be used to improve teaching in the department.
Nominations are solicited from faculty and students and should be in the form of a letter to Dean Walter D. Wales (116 College Hall/6377) by Friday, January 17, 1997 describing those qualities that make the nominee an outstanding teacher. The letter should include the nominee's full name, department and rank; the name, address, and phone number of the nominator; and an explanation of how the nominator knows the nominee.
Volume 43 Number 12
November 12, 1996
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