Distinguished contributions to teaching and learning

ctl_awardsAt the recent Honors convocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Dean recognized the 2010 recipients of awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning.

Professor Robert Cowgill of the Department of English, Excellence in Teaching

Bob Cowgill is a brilliant teacher who is held in high regard by his students and colleagues. A University of Minnesota alumnus, Bob’s primary purpose in teaching is to help students understand their full humanity, and to understand themselves as artists. He is recognized by his students for creating a classroom environment that is intellectually challenging, respectful, and fun. His colleagues marvel at his command of the art of teaching; his students never forget him and Augsburg would not be the same without him. Continue reading “Distinguished contributions to teaching and learning”

Augsburg recognizes distinguished contributions to teaching and learning

ctl_awardsThe Center for Teaching and Learning annually recognizes exemplary work by faculty and staff in support of teaching and learning at Augsburg College. Up to three awards are available annually reflecting the breadth of contributions important for a quality liberal education. Each award carries a stipend of $1000, recognition and celebration.

Awards are based on evidence of student learning and student satisfaction provided by students, colleagues, and documentation. Awardees will be acknowledged at the Honors Convocation on Friday, Apr. 17 and at other events. Opportunities for winners to share ideas with the campus community will take place throughout the year following the award.

Mentoring/Advising Award – Susan Nash, Nursing (left) and Dale Pederson, Biology (center)

Sustained excellence is demonstrated through deep conversation about and attention to vocation, career and student success overall; students are guided through the processes leading to successful and timely graduation; students recognize the attention and care provided by the nominee.

Teaching Award – Tracy Bibelnieks, Mathematics (right)

Sustained excellence is demonstrated through syllabi, course materials and grading patterns reflecting effective teaching and learning; exemplary work in both content and pedagogy is supported by evidence from the department chair, colleagues and students.