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Excellence in Teaching by Teaching Assistants and Part-Time and Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2005 for Excellence in Teaching by Teaching Assistants and Part-Time and Non-Tenure Track Faculty.



Christine E. JumpeterChristine E. JumpeterPsychology

Teaching Assistant Christine E. Jumpeter is a doctoral candidate in industrial and organizational psychology. Since January 2003, she has been an instructor in the Department of Psychology, where she is consistently top rated. Last spring, she won the award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student from Psi Chi, the undergraduate honor society in psychology, demonstrating the respect she has earned from undergraduate majors.

An outstanding and passionate teacher, in Fall 2004 she was asked to teachStatistical Methods in Psychology, a "gateway course" required for majors. Students find her classes challenging and rigorous, yet enjoyable. She is dedicated to her students, and regularly extends her office hours to meet with them.

As one student noted, "This is by far the best class I have taken in all my years at the University. It was very informative and information was presented in a very clear and understandable manner. I also felt that Christine was not only very knowledgeable of the subject but that she truly cares about her students."



Excellence in Teaching by Teaching Assistants and Part-Time and Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Christine E. Jumpeter Paul V. Morgan, Jr. Mary Arensberg Valentis
Christine E.
Jumpeter

Psychology
Paul V.
Morgan, Jr.

Business
Mary Arensberg
Valentis

English
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