Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) believes it is important to recognize its staff and faculty members for their hard work, dedication and impact on student success. Therefore, the university is offering its students the chance to recognize its faculty with The Excellence of Teaching Award. This award is one of the most prestigious awards given to faculty or staff members.

Every year, The Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to faculty or staff members who have proven themselves as an impactful addition of the SNHU community by engaging students and committing to their personal and academic success. Nominees were selected by students through a Qualtrics survey. Students were asked to give their name, major and the name of the faculty member they want to nominate. The single question survey allows students to express how their nomination has made an impact on their learning.

Once all nominations are received, they will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members. The committee is comprised of the Assistant Vice President of Academic Operations, Jane Yerrington; the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Steve Johnson; the Dean of the School of Business, Bill Lightfoot; the Dean of the School of Education, Audrey Green Rogers; the Vice President of Student Affairs, Heather Lorenz; two members of the center for teaching and learning and three or four students from the Student Government Association (SGA).

The committee will accept as many nominations as students wish to submit and look for one full-time faculty member and one adjunct instructor. After they’ve chosen the nominees, the committee will notify the faculty members and have them submit a portfolio.

Each winner will receive an award of $1,500 and an engraved plaque at the May UC Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Nominations were finalized on February 15.

Any additional questions regarding the ceremony and nominations can be directed to Jane Yerrington at j.yerrington@snhu.edu.

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