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>Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 09:19:06 -0400

>Subject: Distinguished Teacher Award Survey

>To: Members.of.the.Graduating.Class@Dartmouth.EDU

>From: webmaster@Dartmouth.EDU (Distinguished Teacher Award Survey)

Sorry for the fase start… here’s the real welcome message to the Distinguished Teacher Award Survey.


Dear Member of the Graduating Class:

Dartmouth College has long sought to encourage good teaching and measures and rewards teaching in a variety of different ways. Through the generosity of Jerome Goldstein from the class of 1954, we have annually recognized a faculty member with the Dartmouth Distinguished Teacher Award. The donor has specified that the recipient be chosen each year with input from the senior class.

Each year, the Dean of Faculty Office surveys the senior class electronically for this purpose. This procedure allows students to evaluate the faculty whom they have had as a professor. It also gives faculty who teach smaller courses an opportunity to be considered for this recognition and permits us to recognize in other ways those faculty whose teaching you have valued.

The Dartmouth Distinguished Teacher Award consists of a monetary award and funds to be expended during the following year in any way that enhances the individual’s teaching. The name of the recipient is inscribed on a plaque in Hopkins Center across from the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, and the Award is presented at Class Day Exercises in June. Since it is your award, I urge you to participate in the selection procedure.

You can find the survey on-line at . Just click this URL and you will be directed there automatically. The survey asks for a single rating of the quality of instruction for each course you took at Dartmouth. You may also add comments at the end of the survey. Thank you for your time.


Michael Gazzaniga

Dean of the Faculty