Three named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Three named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors 2015-17

Jill DeTemple, Darius Miller and Yildirim Hürmüzlü were named SMU’s 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting in May.

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015.

The 2015 honorees are Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; Yildirim Hürmüzlü, Mechanical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; and Darius Miller, Finance, Cox School of Business.

The new members of SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers will join returning members Jaime Clark-Soles, New Testament, Perkins School of Theology; Michael Lattman, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; and Paige Ware, Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards, named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler, recognize SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning.

“These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE. “They represent the highest achievement in reaching the goals of higher education.”

Each recipient receives a $10,000 award and membership in SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers for the two years of their appointment as Altshuler Professors. Members participate actively with other members of the Academy to address issues in classroom teaching.

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May 20, 2015|Faculty in the News, For the Record, News|

Four named 2013-15 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

2013-15 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors Robert Krout, Luis Maldonado, Sheri Kunovich and Thomas Carr

Four SMU professors were honored with 2013-15 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professorships during the University’s May Board of Trustees meeting (left to right): Robert Krout, Luis Maldonado, Sheri Kunovich and Thomas Carr.

Four of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2013-15 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. This year’s honorees are Thomas Carr, Mathematics, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; Robert Krout, Music Therapy, Meadows School of the Arts; Sheri Kunovich, Sociology, Dedman College; and Luis Maldonado, World Languages (Spanish), Dedman College.

The new members of SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers will join returning members Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts; Tom Mayo, Law, Dedman School of Law; and James Sullivan, Art, Meadows School of the Arts.

Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards recognize SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE website. “They represent the highest achievement in reaching the goals of higher education.” The professorships are named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler.

Each recipient receives a $10,000 award and membership in SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers for the two years of their appointment as Altshuler Professors. Members participate actively with other members of the Academy to address issues in classroom teaching.

More about this year’s honored professors under the link.

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May 23, 2013|For the Record, News|

CTE recognizes 2011-12 Peer Feedback Program participants

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recognizes 12 faculty members for serving in its Peer Feedback Program during 2011-12.

The CTE established the program in Fall 2010 as part of its mission to enhance teaching effectiveness across campus. The program matches a faculty member asking for an outside teaching assessment with a member of the Altshuler Academy of Distinguished Teachers – all of whom are recipients of the CTE’s Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award.

Working together, the two faculty members develop a comprehensive review of all aspects of the requesting faculty member’s teaching. The result is a confidential assessment for the requesting faculty member only.

Since its inception, the CTE has received about 40 requests from new and experienced teachers alike, says Beth Thornburg, CTE director.

The following Academy members provided Peer Feedback reviews during the past year:

  • Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering
  • Melissa Dowling, History
  • Randall Griffin, Art History
  • Rita Kirk, Communication Studies
  • Joe Kobylka, Political Science
  • Alyce McKenzie, Preaching and Worship
  • Larry Ruben, Biological Sciences
  • Dennis Simon, Political Science
  • Don VandeWalle, Management and Organizations
  • Greg Warden, Art History
  • Bonnie Wheeler, Medieval Studies
  • Patty Wisian-Neilson, Chemistry

More about the Peer Feedback Program from SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence
Request peer feedback from the CTE

January 31, 2013|For the Record, News|

Three named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

SMU 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors James Sullivan and Carrie La Ferle with University trustee Ruth Altshuler - fellow recipient Tom Mayo is not pictured

SMU 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors James Sullivan, Art, and Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, celebrate with University Trustee Ruth Altshuler during the May 2012 board meeting. Not pictured: Tom Mayo, Law.

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. This year’s honorees are Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts; Tom Mayo, Law, Dedman School of Law; and James Sullivan, Art, Meadows School of the Arts.

The new members of SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers will join returning members Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Alyce McKenzie, Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology; and David Son, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Fellow 2011 honoree Greg Warden, Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, will become president of Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, on July 1.

Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards recognize four SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE website. “They represent the highest achievement in reaching the goals of higher education.” The professorships are named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler.

Each recipient receives a $10,000 award and membership in SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers for the two years of their appointment as Altshuler Professors. Members participate actively with other members of the Academy to address issues in classroom teaching.

More about this year’s honored professors under the link.

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May 18, 2012|For the Record, News|

CTE recognizes 2010-11 Peer Feedback faculty participants

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recognizes 18 faculty members for serving in its Peer Feedback Program during 2010-11.

The CTE established the program in Fall 2010 “as part of our mission to enhance teaching effectiveness across campus,” says CTE Director Ron Wetherington.

The program matches a faculty member asking for an outside teaching assessment with a member of the Altshuler Academy of Distinguished Teachers – all of whom are recipients of the CTE’s Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. Working together, the two faculty members develop a comprehensive review of all aspects of the requesting faculty member’s teaching. The result is a confidential assessment for the requesting faculty member only.

Since its inception, the CTE has received more than 20 requests from new and experienced teachers alike, Wetherington says.

The following Academy members provided Peer Feedback reviews during the past year:

  • Bill Beauchamp, World Languages
  • Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering
  • Olga Colbert, World Languages
  • Melissa Dowling, History
  • Randall Griffin, Art History
  • Milt Gosney, Electrical Engineering
  • Ian Harris, Statistical Science
  • Robert Howell, Philosophy
  • Jeff Kennington, Engineering Management, Information and Systems
  • Alyce McKenzie, Preaching and Worship
  • Thomas Osang, Economics
  • Ellen Pryor, Law
  • Dennis Simon, Political Science
  • David Son, Chemistry
  • John Ubelaker, Biology
  • Don VandeWalle, Management and Organizations
  • Mary Vernon, Art
  • Wayne Woodward, Statistical Science

> More about the Peer Feedback Program from SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence
> Request peer feedback from the CTE

January 26, 2012|For the Record, News|
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