Each year, we recognize the many ways our faculty have contributed to education at Calvin University through outstanding teaching in a variety of categories.
Faculty responsibilities are multi-faceted. The following targeted-teaching awards have been established to allow the university to recognize the variety of contributions faculty make to Calvin University.
Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching
2020 recipient: Robert Keeley
The Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching is testimony to the fact that the heart of a Christian liberal arts university is the teaching by its faculty. This award recognizes exemplary teachers and advances outstanding teaching at Calvin University.
FEN Award for Excellence in Teaching
2020 award recipient: Pearl Shangkuan
The annual From Every Nation Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes innovative and effective efforts by a Calvin University faculty member to promote a multicultural, anti-racist curriculum. It rewards the development and utilization of creative, original, effective teaching and materials that reflect any of the themes of FEN.
Innovative Teaching Award
2020 award recipient: Marilyn Stansbury
The Innovative Teaching Award recognizes and encourages faculty members who have contributed significant, creative teaching innovations and strategies that promote effective and deeper learning. Not awarded in 2018.
Advising and Mentoring Award
2020 award recipient: Ryan Bebej
The Advising and Mentoring Award recognizes and affirms the significant role of faculty advising and mentoring in forming the minds and shaping the lives of students.
Student-Faculty Research Award
2020 recipients: Kristine Johnson and Donald Tellinghuisen
The Student-Faculty Research Award recognizes a Calvin faculty member with an outstanding record of working with student collaborators in his or her professional research and scholarship.
Teaching Excellence Award for Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty
2020 award recipients: Monica Groenenboom
The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes excellent teaching of students and faithful service to an academic department. It also acknowledges the significant role of affiliated and adjunct faculty in advancing the mission of Calvin University.