Thursday, September 28, 2006

Teaching Award Nominations

2007 Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

Dear Colleagues:

The School of Arts and Sciences is committed to providing our undergraduate students with an excellent educational experience that prepares them for future learning, life and work. Undergraduate teaching is a vital aspect of that commitment.

Each year since 1998, Arts and Sciences has recognized our faculty's extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education with the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Bellet Award winners receive a one-time stipend of $3,000 and their departments receive a one-time $5,000 grant in their honor. Once again, I invite you to submit your nominees for this prestigious honor.

To be considered for the Bellet Award, individuals should meet the following criteria:

Ø Must be an Arts and Sciences faculty member with a regular full-time appointment who teaches undergraduates students.

Ø Must have taught for three years on the Oakland campus.

Ø Must receive three or more nominations.

This year, to help facilitate the submission and review process, we will accept nominations from October 1 until October 31. Students and faculty should submit nomination letters to me at 140 Thackeray Hall. Individuals receiving three or more nominations will be notified in early November and invited to submit a dossier for further consideration by the Bellet Award Committee. Awardees will be announced in late February.

By challenging, encouraging, and inspiring our undergraduate students in the classroom, we enable them to reach their full potential in the world. Please help to celebrate the outstanding achievements in undergraduate teaching by submitting your nomination letter during the month of October. For more information, contact Carol Lynch at


Regina Schulte-Ladbeck

Dr. Regina Schulte-Ladbeck

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

School of Arts & Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

140 Thackeray Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-624-6480

Fax: 412-624-8265

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