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Oct. 20, 2006

UI Students Asked To Nominate Top Teachers

Current and former University of Iowa students amazed, enlightened, enthralled or otherwise inspired by their professors are encouraged to nominate them for a 2006-07 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest honor given for teaching by the university.

Up to three clinical-track or tenure-track faculty members will receive awards in recognition of their sustained high level of teaching excellence. Each award carries a $3,000 honorarium.

For nomination details, and a list of whom students should contact in each college with their nominations, visit

In addition to letters of support from current and former students, individual colleges will forward to the UI Council on Teaching a brief statement of the nominee's teaching philosophy, three letters of support from faculty colleagues and other materials. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 26, 2007.

This is the fourth year for the award. Last year's recipients were Er-Wei Bai, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering; Karen Heimer, associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Leslie Marshall, an associate professor in the College of Nursing.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,; Program: For Mark Young, chair of the Council on Teaching, 319-335-2099,