MnSCU Board of Trustees Honor
“Educators of the Year”
Winners selected from among 30 Outstanding Educators
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2014 – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today presented the system’s highest academic honor, the Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching, to four faculty members. They are Deanna Forsman of North Hennepin Community College, Cheryl Neudauer of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Sandra Seller-Wee of Riverland Community College, and Cheryl Tefer of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
The MnSCU Board of Trustees bestows the award to acknowledge and reward exceptional professional accomplishment and to encourage ongoing excellence in teaching. The winners were selected from 30 faculty members named Outstanding Educators by the presidents of their respective institutions based on nominations by students, faculty peers or staff. Evaluation criteria include: content expertise and professional growth; teaching strategies and materials; assessment of student learning and performance; and service to students, the profession, the institution, and the system. This is the eighth year of the awards.
“For our students to succeed and for Minnesota to prosper, we need amazing faculty members like those who were honored today,” said Clarence Hightower, chair of the Board of Trustees. “They are a tremendous state resource.”
“These great teachers serve our students each and every day, opening doors and creating brighter futures for all Minnesotans,” said Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor. “Their commitment to our students is remarkable. I am proud to be associated with their work and the excellence they deliver.”
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system includes 24 two-year community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving more than 430,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.
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