Michael Stoff, Plan II Honors Director, Receives the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
The Regents' Award recognizes a commitment to teaching through the delivery of the highest quality of undergraduate instruction.
Posted: August 20, 2012
The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes a commitment to teaching through the delivery of the highest quality of undergraduate instruction. Professor Stoff, has been a member of the history faculty since 1979 and was honored as one of the University's Distinguished Teaching Faculty in 2002. He teaches 20th century American history. Professor Stoff serves as co-editor of the Oxford New Narratives in American History and is currently writing a book on the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Offered annually in recognition of faculty members at the nine academic and six health University of Texas System institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor. With monetary awards of $25,000, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are among the largest in the nation for rewarding outstanding faculty performance. Given the depth and breadth of talent across the UT System, the awards program is likewise one of the nation's most competitive.
Faculty members undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
Established by the Board of Regents in 2008, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards complement a wide range of Systemwide efforts that underscore the Board of Regents' commitment to ensuring the UT System is a place of intellectual exploration and discovery, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity.
Dr. Stoff will be on leave during the 2012/2013 academic year, during which Alexandra Wettlaufer (Plan II Associate Director and professor of French) will serve as the interim director of Plan II Honors.