Nominations accepted for 2012 “Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence”

February 29, 2012

Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Phil EdwardsAll students, faculty and staff of the School of Information and Library Science are invited to submit nominations for the 2012 “Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence.” SILS will recognize two outstanding faculty–one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who have demonstrated excellence in teaching for the 2011/2012 academic year. 

All full-time tenured, tenure-track and fixed-term faculty members who have taught at least one course each year for three consecutive years can be nominated. Adjunct faculty may be nominated for the special adjunct award. The winners from the previous two years (Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Phillip Edwards, Dr. Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Dr. Carolyn Hank) are not eligible for the award.

The Selection Committee includes Dr. Carolyn F. Hank; Phillip Edwards; Dean Gary Marchionini; and ILSSA president, Chelcie Rowell) who will judge the nominations.

The judging criteria include:

  • Teaching excellence
  • Innovation
  • Classroom instruction
  • Mentoring

Carolyn Hank and Sandra Hughes HassellTo nominate an outstanding teacher, please send a letter that includes your name and a few paragraphs of why you think the teacher you are nominating is deserving of this recognition to Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer distinguished professor, Room 100 Manning Hall, CB 3360. You may also send your letter via e-mail to Wanda Monroe, director of Communications, at by MARCH 16th.

The full-time professor selected for this award will receive a certificate and a $2500 cash award. The adjunct professor will receive a certificate and a $500 cash award. Those selected for the "Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence" will be announced at the SILS commencement ceremony on May 13th.

Be sure to participate in the nomination process. Nominate your favorite SILS teacher today!