Four faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to hold a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2011-12 fall semester.
Dr. Steven W. Leslie, executive vice president and provost, said the award reflects the recipients' teaching excellence and commitment and an acknowledgment of the many contributions they have made to the undergraduate experience for students at the university.
The recipients are Senior Lecturer Michael D. Scott, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences; Associate Professor Byron P. Almen, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts; Professor Robert Crosnoe, the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts, departments of Sociology and Psychology, College of Liberal Arts; and Associate Professor Mark G. Longaker, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, College of Liberal Arts.
Recipients of the award will receive a $3,500 honorarium, Leslie said.
Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships were established by the University of Texas System Board of Regents in 1983 with funds raised by the university's Dads' Association and matching funds under the Centennial Teachers and Scholars Program. Selection of faculty members appointed as Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellows is based upon recommendations from the deans of colleges and schools offering courses for freshman undergraduates.