University honors two top teachers.
Byline: The Register-Guard
The University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. recognized two of its top teachers Thursday, presenting them with crystal apples - symbols of teaching excellence.
Deborah Bauer, instructor of finance at the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, and Joshua Roering, assistant professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, each received a 2005 Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in teaching by faculty members early in their teaching careers.
Winners of the Ersted Award, chosen on the recommendation of faculty members and students, receive a $2,000 annual stipend sti·pend
A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.
[Middle English stipendie, from Old French, from Latin st added to their base salaries. Recipients also get a crystal apple.
University President Dave Frohnmayer dropped in on the winners' classes to make a surprise delivery of the crystal apples.
"The faculty members who win our Ersted Awards set the standards for our future. They exemplify ex·em·pli·fy
tr.v. ex·em·pli·fied, ex·em·pli·fy·ing, ex·em·pli·fies
a. To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument.
b. our commitment to extraordinary teaching. Deborah Bauer and Joshua Roering are absolutely dedicated to their students, their scholarship, and their calling as teachers. I am proud to be their colleague," Frohnmayer said in a press release.
Roering was recognized for his eclectic e·clec·tic
1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.
2. and innovative teaching style.
He conducts laboratory demonstrations in class, shows his extensive collection of geological images in a Power Point presentation and incorporates local news stories into a class presentation.
Bauer was lauded for her competence in the teaching of the complex coursework coursework
work done by a student and assessed as part of an educational course
Noun 1. coursework - work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's in financial management and economic industry analysis. Her students nominated her for meticulous me·tic·u·lous
1. Extremely careful and precise.
2. Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
[From Latin met class presentations, her ability to engage students and her enthusiasm.