LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2021) — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Kentucky Alumni Association 2022 Great Teacher Award. Each year, the association recognizes six professors who have demonstrated superior classroom and teaching skills, concern for students and involvement in the academic community.
- Hold the rank of full-time lecturer or above and have been a member of the UK faculty for the past three years.
- Have superior knowledge of their subject matter.
- Have original and innovative classroom presentations.
- Demonstrate concern for students, both inside and outside the university setting.
- Not have been a recipient of this award for the past 10 years.
The award recipients are selected by a committee of alumni volunteers and formally recognized at a special program attended by students, other faculty and past recipients of the award during the spring semester.
Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 13. Only currently enrolled students may submit nominations. To download a printed nomination form or fill out an online nomination form, go to www.ukalumni.net/greatteachers.
For questions, contact Samantha Seitz at 859-257-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running University of Kentucky award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selections. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and stipend.
The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.
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