It is with much merriment I write this post this morning. The grass seems a little greener, the birds a lot louder, and the coffee a little stronger. The Provost announced formally two awards for teaching excellence. Vic Perotti, long term friend, innovator, educator par excellence, and squash player wannabe was awarded the Teaching with Technology Award for 2012, and yours truly was awarded an Eisenhart for Outstanding Teaching (ten days earlier). Vic’s award recognizes his innovations in the development of Dig Ent – our digital entrepreneurship community that has been growing strongly over the past few years – most notably with our alums who keep the community a vibrant incubator of knowledge and advice. Needless to say I am thrilled that we are in such good company at the college which now houses 4 residing Eisenharts (Vic Perotti, Stan Hoi, Bob Barbato and now myself), three retired emeritus professors (Phil Tyler – my mentor and coach, Gene Fram and Bud Kearns), two recipients of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching (Vic Perotti, and myself back in 2006), and one Exemplary Online Faculty Award (yours truly back in 2008). I think of the things Vic and I share in common, the passion for enhancing our craft of teaching has to be in at number one. It’s an honor to be recognized for it.
Dr Hair is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the E Philip Saunders College of Business at RIT.
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