Kennesaw State University receives two teaching awards from Board of Regents

Mary Garner’s teaching style is beyond compare. She engages her charges to create a classroom…

Georgia (Nov 13, 2007) — Kennesaw State University receives two teaching awards from Board of Regents

Dwight Cunningham

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Nov. 13‚ 2007) — Mary Garner’s teaching style is beyond compare. She engages her charges to create a classroom environment driven by investigation‚ exploration and discovery about mathematics.

Her students even write‚ yes‚ write about math. Go figure. And the assessments she develops probe deeper into new levels of student understanding and learning.

For her exemplary teaching style‚ the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia today honored Garner‚ an associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education at Kennesaw State University‚ as its recipient of the 2007 Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The USG also awarded the Professional Sales Degree program in the Michael J. Coles College of Business with the 2007 Award for Excellence in Teaching.

This is the second year in a row that Kennesaw State has received these prestigious awards.

The Board of Regents awards program recognizes and rewards both individual and faculty members and academic programs. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted annually by the presidents of University System institutions. The awards honor outstanding teaching that significantly improve student achievement‚ as well as commitment to student−focused research on effective teaching.

Each of the award winners received $5‚000 and a certificate of achievement.

An expert in interdisciplinary teaching‚ Garner collaborated in developing and implementing a course‚ titled “Mathematics in Music‚ Art‚ Drama and Politics‚” among others. In 2006‚ Garner received the Outstanding Teaching Award at Kennesaw State University.

KSU’s Professional Sales Degree Program was recognized for its continuous improvement in curriculum and strong ties to the business community‚ among other factors. The program also has achieved national recognition for initiatives in increasing student enrollment‚ graduation rates‚ and the resulting increase in student learning and success.

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For the complete story on the Excellence Awards‚ visit www.usg.edu/news/2007/082907.phtml

For more information about the Professional Sales Degree program‚ visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu/selling/chalsol.htm.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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