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Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award

About the Award

The Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize faculty for excellent instruction. They memorialize Robert H. and Ruth M. Kroepsch and her parents, Walter C. and Mary L. Maurice. Robert H. Kroepsch served as Registrar and Dean of Administration at UVM from 1946-56. His wife, Ruth, graduated from UVM in 1938 and her father, Walter Maurice, graduated from UVM in 1909. All four of them were teachers.

Areas considered for selection include:

  • Excellence in instruction (including learning experiences outside the traditional classroom)
  • Capacity to animate students and engage them in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding
  • Innovation in teaching methods and/or curriculum development
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
  • Ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Evidence of excellent advising

Each recipient will receive $2,500.


The 2016 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Professor: Kelley Di Dio, Art & Art History
Associate Professor: Stephen Dempsey, Grossman School of Business
Assistant Professor: Kathleen M. Scollins, German & Russian
Lecturer: Sarah Turner, English

Excellence in Teaching: A Discussion with the 2016 Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients

The 2018 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations Open

Do you know an outstanding professor? The Kroepsch-Maurice Award, with a $2,500 prize for recipients, is a great way to recognize their hard work.

Deadline for nominations: April 25, 2017.

Use this form to submit a nomination. Please give as much detail as possible; incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Your Information

Your name:

Email address:

Nominee Information

Professor's name:


How do you know him or her? (Give the course name and number if relevant):

What makes this professor exceptional? In a few sentences, explain how he or she meets at least three of the award criteria.

1. Excellence in instruction:

2. Capacity to engage students:

3. Innovation in teaching methods and/or curriculum:

4. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity:

5. Ability to motivate and challenge students:

6. Evidence of excellent advising:

The deadline for nominations is April 25, 2017

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Selection Committee:
Joan Rosebush, Math and Engineering, Committee Chair
Patricia Mardeusz, Bailey/Howe Library
Diane Jaworski, Neurological Sciences
Stephen Dempsey, School of Business Administration
Brenda Solomon, Education and Social Services
Wayne Schneider, Music & Dance
Stuart Whitney, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Elizabeth Wright, Environmental Program

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