Mary Stevens Honored with UT System Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award

August 24, 2009

Mary SteventsThe University of Texas System Board of Regents recently announced the recipients of the inaugural Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for the nine academic institutions. Mary Stevens, Lecturer of Accounting at the UTEP College of Business Administration, is among the 73 inaugural recipients from throughout The University of Texas System who will share $2 million in Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Honorees were selected for their performance, innovative teaching techniques and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates for the teaching awards were nominated at the campus level, then evealuated on several criteria, including student and peer evaluations, teaching portfolio and student learning outcomes.

The awards, which range from $15,000 to $30,000 depending on level of experience, are believed to be among the highest in the country for rewarding outstanding undergraduate faculty performance and innovation.

"These awards demonstrate our commitment to maintaining excellence in our classrooms and send a clear message to our campus communities that we value exceptional performance and innovation," said Regents' Chairman James R. Huffines.

The awards program was established in August 2008 as the latest in a series of University of Texas System initiatives aimed at fostering innovative approaches to teaching, research and commercialization endeavors at all 15 University of Texas System institutions.

 
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