Dr. Gordon Abra was notified of the award in his class, and formally presented with the award at the Faculty Legislature meeting, both on April 21, 2022.
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. A maximum of six Distinguished Teaching Award recipients will be selected. Awardees will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a framed certificate.