Professor Andrew Flanagin of the Department of Communication has been honored with an Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for 2013-2014.
The Academic Senate will honor this achievement at the Faculty Legislature meeting at 3:30pm on Thursday, May 8, in the University Center State Street Room.
Teaching and research are both essential duties of Senate faculty members, and the Committee on Distinguished Teaching believes that excellence in teaching and excellence in creative and scholarly work go hand-in-hand. The Distinguished Teaching Award acknowledges the efforts of Senate faculty members who have successfully united these two roles. Lecturers are judged on their excellence in teaching and their contributions to the teaching mission of the University. The award is intended to recognize the distinguished teaching accomplishments of the faculty, which may be exhibited at any time during a faculty member’s career. Evidence of accomplishment does not necessarily require many years of service. At the same time, many years of service are not solely sufficient grounds for recognition. This award program was initiated to encourage and reward excellence in teaching on the Santa Barbara campus. Distinguished Teaching Award recipients receive a cash award of $1,000 and a framed certificate.
Criteria considered for teaching excellence include:
• Documented excellence on several levels of teaching, namely, lower-division undergraduate,
upper-division undergraduate, majors courses, and graduate instruction.
• Documented examples of innovative teaching efforts.
• Number of graduate students supervised, dissertation and theses supervised, qualifying
examinations participated in and/or chaired in the past two academic years.
• Placement record of graduate students—how many placed at which institutions throughout
the nominee’s academic career.
•Documented excellence with post-doc supervision and support (if applicable)
• Documented accessibility to undergraduate and graduate students.
• Documented integration of research and teaching.