The Provost’s Recognition Award honors full-time non-tenure-track faculty who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a consummate dedication to teaching and learning. The non-tenure-track candidate must have taught credited courses full time for a minimum of 5 continuous years prior to his/her year of nomination. This award provides an opportunity to honor the contributions to teaching at SMU made by these important colleagues. The award carries a $1,000 stipend.
Department of Wellness
Brian Fennig joined the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in 2001 and is a three-time recipient of the Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (H.O.P.E) Award presented by the Student Staff in the Department of Residence Life and Student Housing. This awardee’s nominator cited his efforts as “bringing fresh, creative lessons to the classroom using a wide array of teaching devices and methodologies which include inventive use of technology and music, hands on interactive lessons with high engagement from students, and an eclectic blend of media and discussion within a single week.” In particular, he leads his students to become well rounded by engaging in meaningful reflective thinking about their lives, the choices they are making, and the person they are becoming. To summarize this idea, one student evaluator remarked, “every time I leave your class I only think and want to better myself.”
To see a list of prior winners of this award, click here.