Outstanding First Year Writing Teaching Award

Benjamin Taylor

Ben shows an earnest concern for the success of students, which is connected to his clear effort to provide productive feedback to students that ties directly into the program standards. Ben also shows an open and honest willingness to engage constructively with feedback through observations and student evaluations and shows a commitment to our First-Year Writing program through his engagement with professional development.

2015 Christopher Foley

Overall, Chris is a teacher who cares deeply about his students and wants them to do well. His application presented a strong statement of teaching philosophy, thorough feedback for his students, and great enthusiasm for student learning and the discipline.