Nominations Requested for Excellence in Teaching Awards

malpica.jpgEach year, the Excellence in Teaching Award honors one or more faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the education of SSU students through classroom instruction and other activities that promote student learning.

Students and members of the university community can submit a letter nominating a faculty member for this award by Friday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m.

These awards provide students and faculty an opportunity to reflect on the importance of teaching at Sonoma State University and in particular the contributions that recipients of the award have made to students' intellectual and moral growth and development.

Nominations should be directed to the Academic Senate Office, Stevenson Hall 1027. Nominations are also accepted via email, but must include your complete name and address. Send email nominations to

All nominations should be in the form of a letter to the nominating committee. No self-nominations will be accepted.

Any member of the instructional, library or student affairs faculty, or any administrator or staff member who teaches credit-bearing courses may be nominated.

To be eligible, the nominee must have taught at SSU for at least four semesters during the previous five academic years, one of those semesters being in the academic year in which the nomination occurs.

For more information, visit the website at

Photo above: Dr. Daniel Melero Malpica, assistant professor of Chicano and Latino Studies and the recipient of the 2010-11 Excellence in Teaching Award.

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