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June 21, 1999

UCSC honors 11 faculty members for excellence in teaching

Outstanding teaching assistants also lauded

By Francine Tyler

Each year, UCSC's Academic Senate honors a number of the campus's most inspirational and passionate teachers. Eleven such professors and lecturers have been chosen this year for the 1998-99 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The award winners were nominated by students for qualities such as their enthusiasm for teaching, commitment to learning, and the content of their courses.

Eleven professors and lecturers received Excellence in Teaching Awards this year (larger photo).
Ten teaching assistants also received Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards (larger photo).

"Even as UCSC increases in size and expands the number of programs and courses it offers, the campus remains true to its founding vision of excellence in undergraduate teaching," said Chancellor Greenwood.

Each award winner received a framed certificate and a $500 honorarium at a ceremony at University House the day following the spring-quarter meeting of the Academic Senate. The awards are sponsored by the senate's Committee on Teaching, which evaluated students' nomination letters, endorsement letters from department chairs, and statements on teaching from the nominees themselves in making the award determinations.

The names of this year's recipients and the wording on their certificates are:

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