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Gary Scudder, Professor and Assistant Dean of Global Engagement in the Core Division, has received the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Vermont Professor of the Year award!
The U.S. Professors of the Year Award Program was created in 1981 to increase awareness of the importance of undergraduate instruction at all types of higher education institutions. The program recognizes faculty members for their achievement as undergraduate professors and is co-sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation. One winner is chosen from each state, and then four national winners are selected from among the finalists.
Both national and state winners are chosen on the basis of their extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching, determined by excellence in the following four areas: impact on and involvement with undergraduate students; scholarly approach to teaching and learning; contributions to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession; and support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate students.
Gary went to Washington, DC on November 18 and was honored at a luncheon and reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Gary has influenced literally thousands of students through the Global Modules program, and many Champlain students have had the privilege of having him in class. Still others experience him, this year, daily at the Q, where he models living and learning and even cooking. His impact has been felt on the Champlain campus for a decade, and we look forward to the many ways he'll continue to contribute to our community. I know that I speak for everyone when I say that we are honored to work side-by-side with such a gifted educator.
Robin Abramson, Ph.D.
Provost & Chief Academic Officer