The David J. King Teaching Award is given annually to a faculty member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university. The winner will be honored concurrent with the spring celebration of Teaching Excellence Awards and will receive a stipend. Please help us identify faculty who should be considered for this recognition.
Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Method: To nominate someone for this award, please write a letter describing the nominee’s educational and teaching contributions to the Mason community.
Send Nominations to: The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominees will be asked to submit a statement detailing their contributions to teaching and learning at Mason, a complete teaching/instructional CV, and a limited set of evidence related to their contributions.
If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence.
About Dr. David J. King:
Dr. David J. King served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mason from 1982 until his retirement in January 1988. This was a time of significant growth and change at the university. Dr. King’s leadership during this time helped bring Mason into the national spotlight.
There were many issues that Dr. King believed in and worked for, but none was more important to him than teaching – both his own and that of others. Throughout his administrative career he searched for ways to support and improve undergraduate instruction. One of his major accomplishments was the institution of a quantitative teaching evaluation process. He also brought George Mason national attention through his energetic recruitment of outstanding faculty members. This award, inaugurated in 2001, honors his memory and the legacy he left at Mason.