Dr. Caroline Breitenberger, Director of the Center for Life Sciences Education, received the prestigious 2017 Ohio State University Academy of Teaching Founders Award.
The Founder’s Award was established in 2008 by the Executive Council of the Academy of Teaching to recognize individuals for meritorious service in promoting teaching excellence on the campuses of The Ohio State University. The Founder’s Award is named for OSU President E. Gordon Gee, who, on April 4, 1992, announced his intent to form an academy of faculty who were past recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (AADT), the most prestigious award for teaching at Ohio State. By establishing this award, the Academy’s Executive Board has expressed the desire to recognize distinguished service in furthering the mission of the Academy through any of the following activities:
• Foster excellence in teaching
• Promote the importance of teaching
• Help improve the rewards for teaching
• Help evaluate teaching
• Help create good publicity for Ohio State
• Promote a sense of community among Academy members
• Work appropriately with other units at Ohio State
Nominees for the Founder’s Award may include those who have served in academic or administrative positions at the university, as well as alumni and other non-university individuals. The Executive Council collaboratively selects a recipient.
Recipients are given a custom-made gold leaf glass apple. http://academy.osu.edu/awards/founders-award/
For information about the Academy of Teaching: http://academy.osu.edu/