Three faculty members with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs were recognized for excellence in teaching and modeling Lasallian values at an awards dinner Friday, Sept. 20 in the University Center at the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.

Presented with Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Awards for 2013 were K. David Hirschey, Graduate School of Business and Technology; William Knutson, Graduate School of Education; and William Kenney, Graduate School of Health and Human Services (pictured above, left to right).

These new awards honor the example set by longtime and beloved Saint Mary’s University teacher and administrator Brother Julius Winkler.

The award recognizes adjunct faculty members for the graduate and professional programs at Saint Mary’s University who have sustained excellence in teaching and contributed to the Saint Mary’s community. The criteria included:

  • Demonstrated excellence in preparation, content, communication, and delivery of course materials (incorporating creative and innovative strategies in the classroom and course materials).
  • Demonstrated integrity with students, faculty and administration.
  • Demonstrated regular attendance at faculty/professional development meetings.
  • Demonstrated effective contributions to the University outside of the classroom.
  • Received consistently high student evaluations.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness to administrative requirements; Excellent steward of University resources.
  • Teaching a minimum of 21 credits for the University and preferably in more than one area.
  • Served as a model of the Lasallian Catholic spirit in the classroom: providing excellent quality education, respect for the dignity of all individuals, inclusive and participatory community, accessibility, civility, innovation, believe in the presence of a benevolent God, an ecumenical and inter-religious openness, solidarity with the poor, and advocacy for those suffering from injustice.
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