Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the annual Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1971, this award honors President Carlson for his leadership and commitment to academic excellence at Gustavus. The Carlson Award is given each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching.
An honorarium of $3,000 will be presented at Commencement.
This award is open to any Gustavus faculty member. Past award winners are listed below.
Nominations will be reviewed for teaching excellence, impact on student learning, and commitment to undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus College. The following criteria may be considered in preparing a nomination:
- An established pattern of teaching excellence at Gustavus
- High standards that promote academic excellence
- Innovative and effective teaching strategies
- Mentoring and advising that inspire academic excellence
- Efforts demonstrating a commitment to improving teaching and learning
Nominations should include examples and details to support the nomination. These details might illustrate:
- Success in generating enthusiasm, insight, and thought in classrooms, studios, and laboratories
- Practices that show the faculty member to be creative, stimulating, or responsive
- Transformational, collaborative, supportive, or innovative teaching
- Support for student research, scholarship, and creativity
- Contributions to College-wide curricular efforts
- Involvement in conversations with peers about teaching
Nominations will be accepted from administrators, faculty, students, or oneself. Re-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due annually by April 15.
|2012||Alisa Rosenthal||Political Science|
|2010||Leila Brammer||Communication Studies|
|2008||Richard Leitch||Political Science|
|2005||Robert Gardner||Theatre and Dance|
|2002||Max Hailperin||Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics|
|1996||Christopher Gilbert||Political Science|
|1993||Ronald Christenson||Political Science|
|1989||Linnea Wren||Art and Art History|
|1983||Nancy Baker||Health and Exercise Science|
|1978||Kyle Montague||Economics and Management|