TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
OFFERS CLASSROOM INSPIRATION
Each semester that Sarah Fishman teaches, history repeats itself.
For students, that’s a good thing.
Fishman, professor of history, is a recipient of a Teaching Excellence
Award. With her passion for European history and modern French history,
she is able to communicate effectively the subject matter while
stimulating students’ growth.
“She has always placed great emphasis on students’
critical reading, debating and writing skills,” wrote one
colleague and former student in a nomination letter. “She
achieves this by
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using teaching methods that increased student participation and
interaction in class.”
Recipients of the award receive a trophy and a $5,000 check. Nominees
must be tenured/tenure track faculty demonstrating excellence in
teaching. Four awards are given.