ATHE/KCACTF Innovative Teaching Award

Excellence in Theatre Education Award

This honor, given for the first time in 1997, recognizes faculty and staff in various universities and colleges throughout the region who go “beyond the call of duty” in devoting their time, efforts, talent, and energies on behalf of the students and in support of the other faculty and staff of their institution. The following recipients of the “Excellence in Theatre Education Award” are individuals recognized by the Board of Governors of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region VIII for their unique commitment to their students, their colleagues, their institution, and their profession. We wish to honor their vision, knowledge, high intention, and sincere effort in fostering, supporting and developing a greater respect and appreciation for theatre, theatre education, and all who participate in it.

Excellence in Theatre Education Criteria

Criteria for Excellence in Education Award

Faculty teaching three or more classes are eligible to be nominated for the KCACTF Excellence in Education Award. These faculty members should have been employed by their institution(s) for at least three years and have demonstrated exceptional ability in one or more of the following

  • Contributing work that significantly furthers KCACTF Region VIII’s mission
  • Passion and commitment to the teaching profession
  • Innovation and creativity in the theatre classroom
  • Mentoring students’ professional growth and development
  • Fostering outstanding works of artistry at their institution
  • Engendering productive collaboration with students and colleagues

Faculty can be nominated through the KCACTF Region VIII webpage by other faculty, students, staff, or administrators at their own or other institutions within the region. Nominations cannot be anonymous but can be signed by multiple people. Self nominations will not be accepted for this award.

Nominations are due no later than December 15th.

Festival Recipient

Coming Soon.

Past Recipients

2018

Joel Veenstra
University of California, Irvine

Taurie Kinoshita
Windward Community College

2017

2016

2015

 

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