University at Albany

Excellence in Academic Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Two faculty members received this tribute in 2001 for Excellence in Academic Service.

Charles RougleCharles RougleLanguages, Literatures and Cultures

Charles Rougle continues to contribute to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures both as an administrator and as a teacher. His department has undergone major restructuring on several occasions, but Rouge’s leadership was instrumental in providing a smooth transition.

Professor Rougle’s administrative responsibilities included chairing the joint departments of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures from 1995–97, heading the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies in 1996–97, and chairing the new Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in 1997–98. He directed the University in the High Schools Program from 1991 through 1994, the Program in Russian & East European Studies from 1998 to the present, and the undergraduate program in Russian since 1998. A specialist in Russian, Professor Rougle has served as the graduate liaison in the University in the High Schools Program from 1991 to the present, as well as the graduate adviser in Russian from 1995 to 1998. He was the undergraduate adviser in Russian from 1985–95 and from 1998 to the present.

Rougle teaches and coordinates the introductory Russian program and serves as both a judge and the organizing chair of the finals of the New York State Olympiada of Spoken Russian. Beyond his service to the University itself, Professor Rougle has taken a leadership role in bringing Russian into the New York public high schools. He maintains contact with Russian teachers across the state and visits their classrooms. In that same mode, he has made the Olympiada of Spoken Russian one of the University’s outstanding events, where as many as 500 students come to campus for a one-day competition to identify the most outstanding Russian students at all levels of study and competence.

Excellence in Academic Service

David McCaffrey Charles Rougle
David McCaffrey
Public Administration and Policy
Charles Rougle
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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