By Danielle Francisco, contributing writer
Catherine Slade, assistant professor in the James M. Hull College of Business, was caught in the act on Oct. 2. Slade was presented with the Caught in the Act of Great Teaching award during her Management Theory and Practice class. She is the first award recipient of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Slade, who was nominated by her students, admitted to being “very surprised” to receive this award. “When Robert Bledsoe and Melissa Furman entered my classroom, I moved out the way because I thought one of my students was being awarded,” said Slade, “but they just kept moving in closer to me.”
Slade commented that she strongly believes in the scholarship of teaching and that by remaining a “student of teaching,” she is able to maintain a fresh perspective at all times.
The Center for Teaching and Learning awards faculty members with the Caught in the Act award based on nominations from students, staff, and faculty. Once received, the nominations are reviewed by three members of the advisory committee and judged on the basis of who has gone far above and beyond the duty of an instructor. Nominated instructors remain on the list for future consideration throughout the academic year.
Slade received a Barnes and Noble gift card, certificate of accomplishment, and a mug identifying her as being Caught in the Act of Great Teaching.
To nominate an instructor who exhibits excellence in teaching, email an 87-word narrative, explaining the reason for the nomination and the instructors name to email@example.com.