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 November 3, 2003

Prof. Manly Selected as the 2003 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York State Professor of the Year

Prof. Manly Selected as the 2003 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York State Professor of the Year 

On November 13, 2003 the Carnegie Foundation has announced that Steve Manly Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Physics at the University Rochester has been selected as the 2003 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York State Professor of the Year.

There will be a department reception in honor of Steve Manly at 3:15 pm in the Commons Room (BL203) on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2003 to celebrate this occasion.

Manly is the third Rochester faculty member to win this award. The first was Rayburn Wright Co-Chairman and Professor of Conducting and Ensembles The Eastman School of Music who was named New York Professor of the year in 1986. The second was Alfred Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who was named NY State professor of the year in 1994. 

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named college and university professors as winners of the 2003 U.S. Professors of the Year Award for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students, and creative approach to education. The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards, created in 1981, are the only national honors for excellent teaching in higher education.

Last spring CASE assembled two preliminary panels of judges who evaluated the nominees in four areas: 1) impact on and involvement with undergraduate students; 2) scholarly approach to teaching and learning; 3) contributions to undergraduate education within the institution and community; and 4) support from colleagues and students. CASE then forwarded a list of 30 finalists to the Carnegie Foundation, which performed the final judging and awards a $5,000 prize to each of the four national winners. Carnegie also selected 46-state level winners .

The Professors of the Year were honored today at a luncheon at the National Press Club, followed by a reception on Capitol Hill.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded in 1905 by Andrew Carnegie "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching." The Foundation is the third-oldest foundation in the nation. Its non-profit research activities are produced by a small group of distinguished scholars.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education http://www.case.org/ is the largest international association of education institutions, serving more than 3,200 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations in 45 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information, and standards in the fields of education fund raising, communications, and alumni relations.

TIAA-CREF, one of America's leading financial services organizations and higher education's premier retirement system, is the primary sponsor for the awards ceremony.

Professor of the Year Program

Since 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year program has rewarded outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods. It is the only national program to recognize college and university professors for their teaching skills.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which has hosted the final round of judging, also sponsors the cash award given to U.S. national winners. CASE works with Carnegie and 26 other higher education associations to direct and promote the program. Located in Menlo Park, California, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a research and policy center devoted to strengthening the nation's colleges and schools.

The Carnegie Foundation and CASE name national-level winners in four categories based on the Carnegie classification:

Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor 

Outstanding Community Colleges Professor 

Outstanding Master Universities and Colleges Professor 

Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor The judges primarily look for an extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching demonstrated by excellence in the following areas:

Impact on and involvement with undergraduate students;

Scholarly approach to teaching, and learning; 

Contributions to undergraduate education in the institution, community, and profession; and 

Support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate students. 

The Judging Process

The selection process for the U.S. Professors of the Year has several stages. Each candidate is chosen from many qualified peers on campuses nationwide and nominated for the award. In fact, institutions find that the process of identifying candidates is an effective way to review how they evaluate and reward excellent teaching. Once CASE receives your nomination, we will ensure your professors are judged in all competitions for which they are eligible and will categorize nominations according to the appropriate Carnegie classification.

CASE convenes the first two panels of experts composed of senior academic officials; faculty members; education reporters; students; and government, corporate, foundation, and association representatives who assess the nominees.

The first panel selects approximately 100 semifinalists. The second panel determines 24 finalists. These nominations are then forwarded to the Carnegie Foundation, which convenes the third and final panel.

This grand jury, which usually includes a former U.S. Professor of the Year, a student, an education association and campus representatives, selects the outstanding U.S. professors in the four categories and completes the selection of one winner from each state, provided there are winning entries.

Notification CASE will notify all nominators of the status of their nominees by the end of October. Because CASE does not contact the nominees directly, we ask the nominators to inform nominees of their status. To find a complete list of winners, visit www.case.org/poy at the time of the November awards.

Eligibility

Nominees must teach at the undergraduate level. Materials primarily should reflect work with under-graduate students; Nominees may be of any academic rank and may teach full or part time; Nominees must be teaching actively for at least one semester during the 2002-03 academic year; and Professors who have been on a full-year sabbatical should be nominated next year.

Program Sponsors CASE works in cooperation with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and various higher education associations in the administration and promotion of the U.S. Professors of the Year program.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of TIAA-CREF as principal sponsor of the award ceremony.

We also thank the following major sponsors for their support:

Patron: American Association of Community Colleges National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing American Association of University Professors Council of Independent Colleges

Supporter: American Association of State Colleges and Universities Association of Community College Trustees Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The following is a list of NY State winners

New York State Professors of the Year

2003 National Winner Outstanding Community Colleges Professors of the Year Paris Svoronos Professor of Chemistry CUNY Queensborough Community College

2003 Steven L. Manly Associate Professor of Physics University of Rochester

2002 George J. Searles Professor of Humanities Mohawk Valley Community College

2001 Frances Bronet Associate Professor, Architecture Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2000 Stephen J. Padalino Professor, Physics State University of New York at Geneseo

1999 Francis J. Greene Full Professor of Fine Arts St. Francis College

1998 National Winner Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year Hong Gang Jin Associate Professor of Chinese Hamilton College

1998 Judith Summerfield Professor of English City University of New York, Queens College

1997 Barbara J. Tewksbury Professor, Geology Hamilton College

1996 Sondra Perl Professor of English Lehman College of the City University of New York

1995 Rodney Cavanaugh Assistant Professor of Teacher and Special Education SUNY Plattsburgh

1994 Alfred Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Rochester

1994 National Winner Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz Professor of History Brooklyn College

1993 Daniel P. Huttenlocher Assistant Professor of Computer Science Cornell University

1992 William R. Cook Distinguished Teaching Professor of History State University of New York at Geneseo

1992 National Winner U.S. Professor of the Year Mary J. Sansalone Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University

1991 George B. Stefano Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences State University of New York, College at Old Westbury

1990 Norman R. Coombs Professor of History Rochester Institute of Technology

1989 Mary Virginia Orna Professor of Chemistry College of New Rochelle

1988 William E. Edmonston Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience Colgate University

1987 Edward Weisband Professor of Political Science State University of New York at Binghamton

1987 National Winner U.S. Professor of the Year Ralph Ketcham Professor of Political Science, History, and Public Affairs Syracuse University

1986 Rayburn Wright Co-Chairman and Professor of Conducting and Ensembles The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester

1982 National Winner U.S. Professor of the Year Anthony F. Aveni Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology Colgate University