Gayle Golden Receives Top Teaching Award

Golden is the recipient of the 2016-17 Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award.
March 2, 2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to announce that Gayle Golden (G.G.) is a recipient of the 2016-17 Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, given out by the University's Provost.

Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

“This is a great honor to G.G. and reflects the fabulous contributions she has made to the SJMC and to our students,” said SJMC interim director Jane Kirtley.

Nominees in the teaching category are evaluated on outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as well as the potential for continuing contributions. Teaching nominees are evaluated based on their direct contact with students in undergraduate courses and programs and in co-curricular activities. Teaching activities evaluated can include instructing groups of students in classes, seminars, and laboratories, and supervising individual activities, such as practicums, internships, field-learning experiences, tutorials, performances, exhibitions, and independent study.

Those who receive the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT). The title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor” or “Distinguished University Teacher” is conferred upon recipients, and they will be invited to participate in ADT events and activities.