Dr. Paul Stanford, a senior lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is beaming once again after learning he’s been named among the UT System Board of Regents best teachers for 2009.The Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which Stanford received in the category of contingent faculty, carries a $15,000 stipend. Nominees are selected through a rigorous campus-based process beginning with deans and department chairs, relying heavily on student and peer faculty evaluations within academic departments, and then progresses through various stages of evaluation up through the university, resulting in a recommendation from the campus president. The selection committee evaluates annual reviews, evidence of continuous improvement, commitment to high quality undergraduate education, and other factors.
Dr. Paul Stanford, a senior lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, recently received the President’s Outstanding Teaching Award for non-tenured-track faculty at the University. Stanford was selected from among 210 nominations for non-tenured-track faculty members who were nominated by undergraduate students for the honor, and his award included a $3,000 stipend from the University. “I’m stunned and very gratified to receive this award,” Stanford said. “It is very good to know that the students I have taught over the years have appreciated my efforts enough to nominate me, and that everyone else involved in the process selected me from all the good teachers we have here.”