Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Professors Receive National Award. (Washington)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Professors Receive National Award. (Washington)

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For dance professor Cornelius Carter, being named 2001 U.S. Professor of the Year last month was not just a personal triumph or a victory for his institution, the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), but a milestone for the field of dance as well.

"I felt so proud that dance was viewed with the same merit as every other discipline," says Carter, just days after receiving the award at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington. "I finally felt critiqued and valued under the same light that We view science, math or computers."

Carter and three other professors were selected from nearly 400 nominations to receive the national award for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovation in structional methods. Presented by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the U.S. Professors of the Year is the only national program that recognizes college and university professors for their teaching.

"Through their remarkable efforts inside and outside the classroom, these professors have profoundly changed the lives of their students," says Vance T. …

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