Drs. Mike Benton & Harry Toups Selected as William A. Brookshire Award for Teaching Excellence Recipients
It is our absolute pleasure to announce that Dr. Mike Benton and Dr. Harry Toups have been selected as this year's William A. Brookshire Award for Teaching Excellence recipients!!! Each year, only two CoE faculty members are chosen to receive this award, making their selection as recipients in a single year even more special. In addition to the honor of being selected, they will both receive a one time cash prize of $25,000!!! Help me in congratulating them on receiving this amazing honor. I can't think of two more deserving professors!
Dr. William A. Brookshire made a philanthropic commitment to create the William A. Brookshire Award for Teaching Excellence endowment. This award is eligible to full-time faculty members in the College of Engineering. A faculty member has to complete at least 12 credit hours of in-classroom teaching an academic year (Fall, Spring) and has to complete at least an additional 12 credit hours of teaching for the year, though this latter 12 hours can be accomplished with either thesis supervision or in-classroom teaching or both. Qualified faculty should thrive on student success, create and implement new pedagogies and embrace technology to improve the overall in class experience for our students. At the core is a deep concern for student success.