Distinguished Teaching Award
Al Beitz to receive Distinguished Teaching Award
Al Beitz, professor and interim chair of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, has received a University of Minnesota Distinguished Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.
The awards were established in 1999 to recognize contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. Chosen for excellence in instruction; involvement in students’ research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students, recipients are inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and carry the designation of Distinguished University Teaching Professor throughout their careers at the University of Minnesota.
Candidates for the awards are nominated by their colleges, and a selection committee appointed by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy chooses the recipients. The awards are sponsored by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The award ceremony was held on April 26 at McNamara Alumni Center.