While we’re talking professors… Baylor has announced the finalists for the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the single largest award in the nation given to an individual for being a great teacher.
The finalists are mathematics professor Dr. Edward B. Burger of Williams College, English professor Dr. Roger Rosenblatt of Stony Brook University, and history professor Dr. Elliott West of the University of Arkansas. The Cherry Award winner, who will be announced next spring, will receive $200,000, plus $25,000 for his home department, and will teach in residence at Baylor during fall 2010 or spring 2011.
It only makes sense for Baylor — a university with a long history of valuing teachers for the impact they can have on students — to present such an award to professors who do just that — impact their students. On top of that, Baylor students get to benefit from having one of the top professors in America teaching on campus for a semester (right alongside our own great professors)!
Sic ’em, Cherry Award finalists!