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Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

In recognition of former UTSA College of Engineering professor and mentor Richard “Dick” Howe and with support from community leader and philanthropist Edith McAllister, this award recognizes UTSA tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure-track professors for developing signature learning experiences for undergraduates outside the traditional classroom environment.

Examples of signature undergraduate experiences include, but are not limited to, extensive mentoring, designing and overseeing service-learning experiences, chairing Honor’s theses, supervision of undergraduate research or study abroad experiences. Each recipient receives $2,000 from the Richard S. Howe Endowment. Eligible faculty are full-time and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at UTSA.

NOTE: This is a separate award from the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award, which is open to faculty and staff and is presented every spring as part of the University Excellence Awards.

Timeline - 2014-2015

Nov. 11, 2014:
Call for nominations

Jan. 30, 2015:
Deadline for Deans to upload nominations to RowdySpace

March 16-20, 2015:
Provost's Office notifies award recipients

April 14, 2015:
University Excellence Awards Ceremony

Nominations

Two recipients will be selected to receive the award for 2014. Each college may submit a maximum number of nominees (based on the size of the college) for the award. Recipients of the Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award are eligible for re-nomination after a five-year period.

College

Maximum Number
of Nominees

CACP

1

COB

4

COE

2

COEHD

3

COLFA

5

COPP

1

COS

4

University College

1

Honors College

1

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Past Recipients

2013
Donovan Fogt, associate professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology
Anita Leffel, senior lecturer, Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, and assistant director, Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
Ronald Sweet, lecturer II, Department of Finance


2011
Lucila Ek, associate professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, associate professor, Department of Psychology
Richard Jones, professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
Robert Lengel, associate professor, Department of Management, and associate dean, College of Business

2010
Cory Hallam, senior lecturer, Department of Information Systems, and director, Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
Lisa Montoya, senior lecturer, Department of Economics, and associate dean for undergraduate studies, College of Business
Valerie Sponsel, associate professor, Department of Biology