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Brown University and RISD Honor Colleagues in Awards Ceremony
Members of the Brown and RISD communities recognized faculty and student colleagues for their outstanding commitments to teaching and mentoring at Awards Ceremony 2006.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Members of the Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design communities were honored for their teaching excellence during Awards Ceremony 2006. The Ceremony, held today in Andrews Dining Hall, was sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown.
“We are proud to recognize members of the Brown and RISD communities for their investment in the professional development of their teaching skills,” said Rebecca More, director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
The awards presented were the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards, the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning at Brown, the Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, Brown Graduate Student Teaching Awards, RISD Graduate Student Teaching Awards, and the RISD Provost Award for Professional Development in Teaching.
Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards
The Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, named for former distinguished teachers at Brown, are given annually to current faculty who are recognized as exceptional undergraduate teachers.
This year’s recipients:
The Harriet W. Sheridan Awards for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning recognize Brown faculty who, as excellent teachers, support their colleagues, including graduate students, in ongoing professional development that integrates reflective teaching and research. Recipients are nominated by colleagues within their own departments and around the University.
The 2005 Sheridan Honorees:
Esther Whitfield, assistant professor of comparative literature, received the Wriston Fellowship, which is one of the highest awards Brown bestows upon its teaching faculty. Established in 1972 to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, the Wriston Fellowship is awarded annually to a junior member of the faculty to recognize significant accomplishments in teaching and to allow for scholarly research and preparation of new contributions to the undergraduate curriculum.
Brown Graduate Student Awards
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching is an annual prize awarded by the Graduate School to recognize outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student. The award carries a $2,500 honorarium.
This year’s recipients:
RISD Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing Robin Quigley was honored with the RISD Provost's Award for Professional Development in Teaching. RISD graduate students Greta Brubaker and Frances Maiko Nelson received the RISD President’s Award for Teaching and the Graduate Dean’s Award for Teaching, respectively.
In addition, 138 Brown and RISD graduate students were recognized for completing the requirements of the Sheridan Teaching Seminar (Certificate I), Classroom Tools Seminar (Certificate II), Professional Development Seminar for Advanced Graduate Students (Certificate III), and the Graduate Certificate in Language Technology.