NC State honored three of MAE’s faculty members at the 2016-2017 University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 3.
Every year, students and faculty are welcomed to nominate one or more current or former faculty for the Outstanding Teacher Award. To be considered for the award, nominees must teach during the academic year of nomination, have taught at least 15 student credit hours, and have not been given the award 3 academic years preceding the year of nomination.
Of course, those that are chosen for the award go far and beyond the minimal requirements for nomination. The award recognizes faculty who display excellence and dedication to teaching at all levels. Therefore, it is no surprise that our own Dr. Mark Pankow and Dr. Katharine Saul were recognized for their hard work with the Outstanding Teacher Award.
Recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award become members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers for as long as they remain NC State faculty. Recipients are recognized at the Teaching Awards Ceremony at the Teaching and Learning Symposium in the Spring and their names are published in the NC State Bulletin and Commencement Program.
The Outstanding Teacher Award is the first step in being nominated for the most prestigious award given to faculty, the Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Departments are able to vote for only one candidate each year to earn this award – and only one is selected out of dozens of nominees. Nominated this year from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was Dr. Gregory Buckner, who previously received an Outstanding Teacher Award and was nominated for the 2013 Board of Governor’s Award, one of ten finalists in the College of Engineering.
We are very proud and thankful to have these individuals as part of our faculty in MAE. To many more faculty honors in the future!