Distinguished Teacher of the Year - Scott Kight, Associate Professor, Biology and Molecular Biology.
Distinguished Scholar of the Year - Cynthia Eller, Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Distinguished Teacher Program
The University Distinguished Teacher Program recognizes faculty members who are distinguished teachers. A faculty member identified as a University Distinguished Teacher receives an honorarium and prepares a course in an area of special interest and expertise. Where possible, the course is of wide interest, at the 100 or 200 level and meets a general education requirement. The course is widely advertised by the Administration and taught during the academic year following receipt of the award. During the year in which the course is offered, the Distinguished Teacher has available to him or her a budget to be used for enrichment in the area of the course at his or her discretion for travel to meetings, for a student assistant, for scholarly materials, for supplies, or for other relevant purposes.
Distinguished Scholar Program
The purpose of the University Distinguished Scholar Program is to recognize those members of the faculty who have distinguished records of scholarly or creative achievement. An individual identified as a University Distinguished Scholar receives a grant of twelve (12) hours of on-load time, to be used in a single semester, to pursue scholarly or creative activities of a significant nature.