FaCIT :: Excellence in Teaching Awards
​Central Michigan University has a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching. The faculty of Central Michigan University has maintained this ​tradition by setting high standards in demanding competence of all its members. At the same time, however, ​there are occasions when faculty members e​xceed the usual standards and expectations.

The Academic Senate believes that such occasions and such individuals should receive special recognition and has therefore established the Excellence in Teaching Award.

:: Winners ::

Each Fall, the nomination process for this award is announced via CMU Today email annoucements, all faculty email lists, the FaCIT web site, and other sources. Criteria for eligibility and a link to an online form will be provided as part of the announcement. Winners are chosen and awards distributed at the Faculty Excellence Exhibition in March.​

Committee Membership

  • Carl Lee, (MTH), CST - Committee Chair - 2016
  • Brian Smith​, (SASW), CHSBS - 2017
  • Neil Mueller, (MUS), CCFA - 2015
  • Adam Epstein, (BLR), CBA - 2016
  • Eric Buschlen, (EDL), CEHS - 2017
  • Karen Grossnickle, (RMS), CHP - 2017
  • Aparana Zambare, (LIB), at large - 2016
  • Dawn Decker, (CSE), at large - 2016
  • Joanna Paas, (ART), at large - 2015
  • Lisa DeMeyer, (MTH), at large - 2015
  • Rebecca VaderSluis, Student - 2015
  • Joshua Ginderske, Student - 2015
  • Student Vacancy - 2015
  • Student Vacancy - 2015​​
  • Student Vacancy - 2015
  • Diane Marble, FaCIT

For further information on this award or the nomination process, please contact us 989.774.3615 or facit@cmich.edu.


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