Luckman Distinguished Teaching Awards
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Them, You'd Go Back to School
Five who teach us what teaching is all about
Michele Kort '71, M.B.A. '75
a good chance that most of us could count the number of great educators
in our lives on the digits of one hand. There's the teacher who
got you excited about a subject you thought you hated. There's the
one who inspired you to travel, having opened your eyes to new worlds.
Then there's the one who upended your prejudices. And the one who
nurtured your professional dreams. And -- who could forget? -- the
teacher who taught you to think.
we present a full hand of UCLA's best educators: the five tenured
faculty winners of the 1996 Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished
Teaching Awards. Nominated by academic departments (on the recommendation
of students and fellow teachers) and selected by the Committee on
Teaching of the Academic Senate, each honoree receives a $6,000
stipend along with the award.
chosen have little in common in respect of their areas of expertise,
yet they share the corny-but-true characteristics of all great teachers:
tirelessness, purpose and passion. They're the kind of teachers
you wish you could go back to school for.