Dr. Dan Mankowski was recently presented the annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching by the School of Arts and Sciences during the school’s faculty meeting on April 12.
"I am overwhelmed and honored in receiving the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching,” Mankowski said. “It feels great to have your work recognized by your peers. Thank you to the School of Arts and Sciences for this designation."
Mankowski, an Assistant Professor of Speech and Theater, has taught classes on public speaking, theater, and various theater workshops.
“Dr. Mankowski was selected to receive the 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for several reasons,” said Shelly Robbins, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “He volunteered to take over coordination of ENGL 115 - Public Speaking so that all sections would have a consistent experience. He works with adjuncts to assure they are all using the same online resources and require the same types of speeches from students. He created a rubric for Oral Communication that is the standard, not only for this course, but for General Education as well. This will allow all faculty to share a minimum standard for oral presentations across the institution. He also works with all of our students presenting at the SEPCHE Honors Conference to assist them in practicing and polishing their presentations for this event.”