CLA Dean Confers Teaching and Advocacy Awards

Career Readiness Teaching Award recognizes faculty, Career Readiness Advocate Award recognizes staff
April 12, 2020

Sara Mack, Ph.D.

Sara Mack, Ph.D.
Sara Mack, Ph.D., winner of the 2020 Career Readiness Teaching Award

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities has announced the winners of two prize awards for outstanding contributions to CLA undergraduates’ career readiness. The award is conferred by the Dean of the college, with faculty and staff recipients honored during a college-wide event.

Career Readiness Teaching Award
Sara Mack, Ph.D. received the 2019-2020 Career Readiness Teaching Award. She is senior lecturer and coordinator of Spanish 1004 in CLA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

This award, in the amount of $2,500 distributed as professional development funds, recognizes an instructor who has demonstrated leadership in the Career Readiness initiative to deepen students’ capacity to reflect on their growth across the breadth and depth of their undergraduate experience and to enable students to articulate the value of a liberal arts education.

In the inaugural year of the award, recipients of the 2018-19 Career Readiness Teaching Award were Carolyn Liebler, associate professor in the Department of Sociology; Maggie Begeron, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance; and Paul Soper, senior lecturer and internship director in the Department of Political Science.

Career Readiness Advocate Award
Tiffany Murphy and Annie Bigley, who are departmental advisors in CLA's Department of Economics, received the 2019-20 Career Readiness Advocate Award.

The award recognizes CLA staff who find new ways to incorporate Career Readiness language and thinking into the daily work of the college, in service of helping students understand and articulate the value of their liberal arts education. The award includes $1,200 distributed as professional development funds to the department.

The recipient of the award during its inaugural 2018-19 year was Lisa Clark, a CLA academic advisor and departmental advisor for the Department of Communication Studies.