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June 29, 1998

UCSC honors 11 faculty members for excellence in teaching

This year's Excellence in Teaching Award winners are joined at a University House reception by Chancellor Greenwood and Committee on Teaching chair Campbell Leaper (back row, left). At the same reception, 10 outstanding teaching assistants were also honored (see photo).

A UCSC academic committee has selected the recipients of the 1997-98 Excellence in Teaching Awards. The 11 professors and lecturers were nominated for the award by students, who described their teachers as inspirational, enthusiastic, and passionate.

Chancellor Greenwood presented each winner with a framed certificate and a $500 award at a ceremony at University House earlier this month.

In selecting the award recipients, the Committee on Teaching evaluated nomination letters from students, endorsement letters from department chairs, and statements on teaching from the nominees themselves. 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.

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