DSES Professor and TLC Director Honored
Thomas Garza among the initial reipients of the prestigious Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
Posted: June 19, 2009
After a rigorous campus-level review, the president of each UT System academic institution forwarded the names of qualified candidates for review by a committee of academic administrators, faculty, Regents, and students. Only a select number of faculty were chosen from across the University of Texas System to receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teachers Awards (ROTA). Recipients will attend a special dinner honoring all of the Regents' Award-winners in Austin on August 19. Congratulations to Dr. Garza on winning this prestigious award!
The awards, which range from $15,000 to $30,000 depending on level of experience, are believed to be among the highest in the country for rewarding outstanding undergraduate faculty performance and innovation.
Winners in the contingent faculty category will be awarded $15,000 each, while those in the tenure-track category will receive $25,000 each. Tenured faculty awardees will receive $30,000 each.
"These awards demonstrate our commitment to maintaining excellence in our classrooms and send a clear message to our campus communities that we value exceptional performance and innovation," said Regents' Chairman James R. Huffines.
The awards program was established in August 2008 as the latest in a series of University of Texas System initiatives aimed at fostering innovative approaches to teaching, research and commercialization endeavors at all 15 University of Texas System institutions.