2006 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Winner : University of Colorado 

January 2006


Lead Graduate Teacher Network

First implemented in 1992, the Lead Graduate Teacher Network Program was designed to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning through the effective preparation of graduate students to teach in labs, recitations, and classes on campus. It also provides leadership training, advanced pedagogical training, and academic management training. The program focuses on graduate students' ability to perform by providing workshops and courses that address general teaching skills, such as: learning styles, the preparation of syllabi, questioning skills, collaborative learning activities, classroom management, dealing with conflict, and testing and grading.

The program has a tremendous success story to tell. In each of the three years from 2002-2005, data from the University of Colorado Office of Institutional Research and Analysis and from the Graduate Teacher Program have indicated an overwhelmingly positive trend in improvement on three measures: the program participant's ratings on the CU Boulder student evaluations of all faculty; self-perceptions of their performance in classroom teaching; and their undergraduate students’ grades in general education courses with multiple sections. In general feedback received by the university indicate that their graduates view the program as a strong foundation for their success and continue to regard the program as a vital source of support and information.

Read the complete Press Release about the 2006 award winners.

For additional information, contact:

Laura L. B. Border
Director, Graduate Teacher Program
University of Colorado at Boulder
1 303-492-4902

2006 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence Winners

Two institutions were selected to receive TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificates of Excellence for meritorious faculty development programs. They include:

University of Michigan for The Theatre Program of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), which provides guidance to faculty and graduate student instructors on how to create inclusive classroom environments where all students can learn and succeed.

For additional information, contact:

Constance Cook
Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
1 734 764-0505

IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) for Implementing the Principles of Undergraduate Learning, which is a program that focuses on integrating discipline-transcendent abilities and ways of knowing with discipline-specific knowledge throughout the undergraduate curricular and co-curricular learning experiences of IUPUI students.

For additional information, contact:

Sharon Hamilton
Associate Dean of the Faculties and Director of the Center on Integrating Learning
Indianapolis, IN
1 317 278-1846

2006 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Panel of Distinguished Judges
Dr. K. Patricia Cross
Professor Of Higher Education, Emerita
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. G. Edward Haring
Kellogg Community College

Dr. Margaret Miller
Professor, Curry School of Education
University of Virginia

Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Associate Provost, Faculty Development
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Gordon Watts
Department of Education Leadership
University of Arkansas, Little Rock

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