United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
Students, alumni, staff and members of the faculty at Boston University are invited to recommend candidates for the 2014 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.
Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013
The University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, established by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, is conferred at colleges and universities historically affiliated with it. The award recognizes outstanding scholars for their dedication and contributions to the learning arts and to the institution.
The University Scholar/Teacher of the Year is selected by the Provost’s Faculty Teaching Awards Committee, which consists of the Chair, a committee member from the previous year, the current Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and the current Metcalf Prize and Award winners. The committee also includes two students: one Harold C. Case Scholarship winner and one Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship winner.
Nominations for the 2014 University Scholar/Teacher are due Friday, October 11, 2013 and should include:
- A brief letter of nomination (about half a page) detailing why
you are recommending this faculty member for the award;
- A list of courses taught over the past two academic years;
- Course evaluations (optional)
Nominations of women and ethnic minorities are especially welcomed.
Nominations and supporting materials should be sent electronically as a PDF attachment to:
Kelly Connors (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of the Provost.
2013 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
This year’s nominating process yielded a truly exceptional class of candidates, each with remarkable talent and ability to inspire the best from students. After considerable discussion and deliberation, the Provost has announced that the winner of this year’s United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year award is Professor Bennett Goldberg, of the Department of Physics. Professor Goldberg is Director of BU’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology and is also Professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering. For 23 years, Professor Goldberg’s passion and prowess for cutting-edge research and practical discoveries in the fields of condensed matter physics, nanomedicine and advanced energy have been matched only by his unique ability to mentor and motivate students to successfully pursue science careers. Professor Goldberg’s ongoing research advances and forward-looking perspective, his status as a leader in his field, and his celebration by colleagues as a committed champion of his students’ success make him an outstanding selection this year.