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June 2, 1997

UCSC honors eight faculty members for excellence in teaching

A UCSC Academic Senate committee has selected the recipients of the 1996-97 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Described as "challenging, charismatic, and creative" by the students who nominated them, these eight professors and lecturers were chosen by the Committee on Teaching from 30 nominees.

Chancellor Greenwood presented each winner with a framed certificate and a $500 award at a ceremony at University House on Thursday, May 29. The Committee on Teaching views the Excellence in Teaching Awards as an important act of peer recognition for colleagues whose work as instructors is exemplary and inspiring.

The names of this year's recipients follow below, along with the wording that appears on their certificates.

In addition, the following faculty members received certificates of honorable mention: James Bierman, professor of theater arts; Rebecca Braslau, assistant professor of chemistry; Marge Frantz, lecturer emerita in American studies; and Lisa Rofel, assistant professor of anthropology.

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