OPTIME MAGISTRUM AWARD
The Office of Medical Education recently convened a task force charged with developing a comprehensive program for the recognition of teaching excellence in the College of Medicine. One outcome of the task force was the institution of an award for the best teacher in the M1/M2 courses.
This award is presented to a faculty member in a course who exemplifies the following:
Is thought-provoking and intellectually demanding;
Relates the course material to other fields, contemporary issues, student experiences;
Is enthusiastic about teaching;
Is conscientious, organized, and well-prepared for class;
Fosters active/self-directed learning;
Is available to the students;
Provides clear expectations, relevant assignments, and ample feedback;
Presents material clearly, engages students and stimulates participation;
Is open-minded, fair, respectful of differences among students;
Inspires students to excel.
Recipients of this award receive an engraved brushed-crimson and gold apple award and recognition posters are displayed in the CARE/Crawley atrium.