كرم مجلس أمناء الجامعات الحكومية في ولاية كونيتيكت ابن عشيرة الفرحات في المهجر الدكتور جوزيف الفرحات لاختياره كافضل مدرس للعام 2011
عن موقع عشيرة الفرحات
News Release: CCSU
CSUS to Present 2011 Faculty Awards in Teaching and Research
April 6th 2011
Highlighting the exceptional teaching and research by faculty at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System plans to recognize eight outstanding faculty members this week.
One faculty member from each university – from disciplines including finance, history, physics, world languages, visual arts, psychology and English – will be acknowledged as recipients of the Trustees Teaching Award or the Norton Mezvinsky Trustees Research Award.
“The caliber of teaching and research at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western is quite impressive, and the scholarship demonstrated by these faculty members makes a difference in their classrooms and their respective fields,” said Board Vice Chairman Richard J. Balducci.
“These awards recognize the exemplary work of the highest promise being done by our up-and-coming faculty. They are all demonstrating an impact on their academic fields, our students and our state,” added John A. Doyle, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.
Trustees Teaching and Research Awards - Winners Announced
April 7th 2011
Provost Lovitt and I are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 university-level CSUS Trustees Teaching and Research Awards.
Dr. Joseph Farhat, Associate Professor of Finance, has been selected as the recipient of the CCSU Trustees Teaching Award. Professor Farhat employs extensive use of assessment and feedback in order to improve instruction and learning in his courses. He heavily utilizes technology (using the web to promote experiential and collaborative learning, online case studies repository to give students the opportunity to publish their projects, web-based tutorials and simulation, technology tools to promote active learning, and online tools to promote interaction and engagement with course content). In addition to the required textbooks, Professor Farhat drafts his own detailed lecture notes that focus on class learning goals and posts them on Blackboard-Vista. He also established a webpage where his students as well as other students and the faculty in the School of Business have access to all teaching aides and electronic enhancements he created for his courses. His students consistently rate his teaching highly.
Dr. Matthew Specter, Assistant Professor of History, has been selected as the recipient of the CCSU Trustees Research Award. Professor Specter’s research interests focus on the development of political thought, ideology, and institutions in 20th century Germany. He has expanded his research more recently to encompass modern European and global dimensions of the history of human rights, humanitarianism and international law. His scholarship was internationalized by the three years he spent working as a scholar in Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna. His first book entitled Habermas: An Intellectual Biography was just published by Cambridge University Press. The book has received positive reviews from scholars in history, political theory and law, both in the U.S. and Germany. He has received numerous fellowships and grants to conduct research and to participate in lectures, conferences, institutes and workshops throughout Europe and the U.S. He is a member of many professional associations and is a reviewer for Modern Intellectual History and Journal of Contemporary History.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the faculty committees who evaluated all the nominations for these two awards and for their recommendations.
The awards were presented to Professors Farhat and Specter at this morning’s meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System.
Central Connecticut State University
Board of Trustees honors faculty members: Farhat, Specter for their work
April 7th 2011
Two CCSU professors have been honored by the Connecticut State University System for their exceptional teaching and research. Associate Professor of Finance Joseph B. Farhat and Assistant Professor of History Matthew G. Specter were recognized at this morning’s Board of Trustees meeting, along with six colleagues from the system’s three other universities.
Farhat, a School of Business faculty member, received the Trustees Teaching Award. The award is granted to faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers for at least five years and have at least a two-year track record of promoting instructional improvements for their programs or departments.
Farhat is highly regarded for his effectiveness and commitment to the evidence-based improvement of teaching and learning, for his effective use of technology to engage students and maximize their learning, and for his ability to make relevant and effective linkages between learning in the classroom and the current world of business and finance. In 2007, 2008,2009 and 2010 Farhat was named to CCSU’s Excellence in Teaching Honor Roll.
The Norton Mezvinsky Trustees Research Award went to Dr. Specter, faculty member in the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences. The award is granted annually to faculty members who are conducting research of exceptional promise and, during the last five years, have made substantive contributions or achievements and scholarly activities in their academic fields.
The annual teaching awards began in 2007, the research awards in 2006. In 2010, the Trustees Research Award was named in honor of Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, who retired after four decades at Central.
Each university accepted nominations and selected the university-level nominees earlier this year. Nominees were then considered for the system-wide awards by a panel consisting of Connecticut State University Professors, a designation earned by no more than three senior faculty members at each university. Their recommendations were forwarded to the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, and then to the full Board.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
DR. JOSEPH B. FARHAT
upon being awarded
THE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 2011 UNIVERSITY-LEVEL TRUSTEES TEACHING AWARD
April 7, 2011
WHEREAS, Through Board resolution #07-09, the Board of Trustees reaffirmed its commitment to support and recognize exemplary teaching by establishing university-level awards to be given to assistant or associate professors in good standing and in tenure track or tenure positions, and whose teaching practice and professional interactions leading to educational improvement exemplify the Connecticut State University System values, standards of excellence and continuous commitment to maximize student learning, and
WHEREAS, Dr. Farhat, an associate professor in the Department of Finance at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), is widely regarded in the university community as an exemplary junior faculty for his effectiveness and commitment to the evidence-based improvement of teaching and learning, for his effective use of technology to engage students and maximize their learning, and for his ability to make relevant and effective linkages between learning in the classroom and the current world of business and finance, and
WHEREAS, Dr. Farhat has been selected through a proper peer-review process at CCSU and his nomination has been reviewed by the Committee of CSU Professors, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees commends Dr. Farhat for his excellence in teaching and his effective collegial interactions leading to educational improvements, congratulates him on receipt of the University-Level Trustees Teaching Award, and extends its best wishes for continued success, and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System will work with the university President to ensure maximum visibility for this award through local and statewide print and electronic media.
Richard J. Balducci, Vice Chairman
Louise H. Feroe, Acting Chancellor