Dr. John Hadjimarcou Honored with UT System Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award

August 26, 2013

Laura Hall Dr. John Hadjimarcou

The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently announced the recipients of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for the nine academic institutions. John Hadjimarcou, Professor of Marketing at the UTEP College of Business Administration, is among recipients from throughout The University of Texas System who will share $2 million in Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will honor eight UTEP faculty members for their extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction during a special presentation this week in Austin. These awards are the highest honor the Board can bestow.

Each honoree will receive a medallion, commemorative certificate and an unrestricted $25,000 check. The awards are among the most competitive nationwide and one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education. The Regents will award nearly $1.6 million to honor teachers this week. They have given $12 million since the program started in 2008. Separate awards for health institutions started four years later.

 “Our faculty members are the heart and soul of our institutions, and they are the most critical factor in student success,” said UT System Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell. “The Board created the ROTA program because of our respect and appreciation for these outstanding teachers, and because we want to make sure our institutions continue to be places of educational excellence.”

Peers, students, and external reviewers rigorously evaluated the faculty nominees on an assortment of classroom criteria such as curricula quality, student performance, subject expertise and innovative course development.

 
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