EMU's Sipe nominated for CASE
Professor of the Year
YPSILANTI - Rebecca Sipe, associate professor in the department of English
language and literature at Eastern Michigan University, has been nominated for
the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2003 U.S. Professors
of the Year Program.
The program, which was established in 1981, recognizes outstanding professors
for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional
CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which has
hosted the final round of judging and also sponsors the cash awards, make awards
in four categories based on the Carnegie classification. Those are: Outstanding
Baccalaureate Colleges Professor; Outstanding Community Colleges Professor;
Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor; and Outstanding Master's
Universities and Colleges Professor.
Nominees are judged by demonstrated excellence in the following areas: impact
on and involvement with undergraduate students; scholarly approach to teaching
and learning; contributions to undergraduate education in the institution, community
and profession; and support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate
Linda Pritchard, dean of EMUs College of Arts and Sciences, nominated
Sipe for the Outstanding Masters Universities and Colleges Professor award.
"She demonstrates that the best teachers facilitate an active learning
environment," said Pritchard. "Within her first three years here,
she won the highest award given at EMU for teaching, the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished
Faculty Teaching Award. To watch her work is to feel the mutual respect and
spiritual connection a fine teacher has with her students."
National winners receive $5,000, a framed certificate of recognition, an invitation and opportunity to speak at the November awards ceremony and other honorary celebrations in Washington, D.C. and national media coverage. State winners also receive media coverage, a certificate and an awards ceremony invitation.