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Ten Tarleton faculty members recognized for excellence in teaching
Excellence Awards Spring 2011 recipients of the Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence were recently notified by Tarleton President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio. Pictured are (back, l-r) Dr. Dottavio, Dr. Kayla Peak, Dr. Jennifer McGregor, Amy McKay, Dr. Joe Gillespie; (front, l-r) Dr. Teresa Davidian, Dr. Sandra Graham, Misty Smith, Dr. Melissa Becker, Dr. Jennifer Edwards and Dr. Karren Murray, provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Ten Tarleton faculty members were named recipients of the Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence for spring 2011. Each winner received a check for $2,500, and is among 307 faculty receiving awards totaling $767,500 from across The Texas A&M University System.

The awards are based on student-administered evaluations that rank faculty according to a uniform set of criteria, with weighting for factors such as class size. The Texas A&M University System’s new voluntary, student-selected Teaching Excellence Award Program was created to recognize excellence in classroom teaching.

Individuals of all teaching levels are eligible for awards based on students’ responses from the faculty evaluation form in eligible courses. The form consists of 16 questions with input from the presidents and provosts of system institutions, faculty senates of system institutions, the Chancellor's Student Advisory Board, and the Chancellor’s office.

The Tarleton faculty recipients, many of whom received their checks in person in their offices from President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, and were later honored at a reception, are:

College of Agricultural and Environmental Science
Dr. Sandra Graham, professor of agricultural and consumer science

College of Education
Dr. Melissa Becker, associate professor of curriculum and instruction
Dr. Joe Gillespie, professor of health and physical education
Ms. Jennifer McGregor, instructor of curriculum and instruction
Ms. Amy McKay, instructor of health and physical education
Dr. Kayla Peak, assistant professor in health and physical education

College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Dr. Teresa Davidian, associate professor of fine arts
Dr. Jennifer Edwards, assistant professor of communication
Ms. Misty Smith, instructor of social work, sociology and criminal justice

College of Science and Technology
Dr. Elisabeth Riggs, associate professor of mathematics

The awards, previously known as the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards, began as a pilot program at Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville in fall 2008. In the spring 2009 semester, the program expanded to all A&M System campuses.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye
254-968-9460
mogonye@tarleton.edu

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Excellence Awards

Spring 2011 recipients of the Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence were recently notified by Tarleton President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio. Pictured are (back, l-r) Dr. Dottavio, Dr. Kayla Peak, Dr. Jennifer McGregor, Amy McKay, Dr. Joe Gillespie; (front, l-r) Dr. Teresa Davidian, Dr. Sandra Graham, Misty Smith, Dr. Melissa Becker, Dr. Jennifer Edwards and Dr. Karren Murray, provost and vice president of academic affairs.