4 honored profs take education off campus. Each wins $5,000
for being nation's best.
Excerpts from USA Today; Arlington, Va.; Nov 14, 2000;
Mary Beth Marklein;
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and
for Advancement and Support of Education today name the U.S.
the Year for 2000 in recognition of their dedication to teaching,
commitment to students and innovative instructional methods.
"Today's honorees are notable for their outstanding work
with both their
college students and the community around them," says Vance
president-designate of the council, which created the awards
It is the only national awards program
that recognizes college and
university professors for their teaching.
The winners, selected from nearly 500 faculty members nominated
colleges and universities across the nation, are:
* Baccalaureate institution -- Robert Garvey, physics, College
of the Holy
Cross, Worcester, Mass
* Community college -- Brad Baker, theater, Collin County Community
College District, Plano, Texas.
* Master's university and college -- Kathleen Regan, Spanish,
of Portland (Ore.).
* Research and doctoral university --
Craig Nelson, biology/ public and
environmental affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington. Nelson
introductory biology, undergraduate and graduate courses in evolution
ecology, intensive freshman seminars, and interdisciplinary and
courses, among others, and received numerous accolades, including
Amoco Foundation Award for Distinguished
He is a Carnegie Foundation scholar.
He also is a teacher's teacher,
having published numerous articles and led
workshops on teaching practices. Besides educating, his students
impact on personal lives has been significant.
"He has provided me with the tools to seek out solutions
rather than just
identify the problems," says student Ian Parker-Regna, Class
of 2001. "Doc
shows his curiosity, exposes his passion and wears his love for
life on his
arm like a badge of optimism for all to see."
The Carnegie Foundation awards $5,000 to each of the national
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exemplify the extraordinary undergraduate teaching taking place
academic settings at colleges and universities across the nation.
also is recognizing 47 state winners.