Faculty

Teaching

Teaching Mentor

This academic year, Barry Vacker (Assistant Professor, MSP) is serving as the Faculty Teaching Mentor for SMC. Dr. Vacker will be happy to discuss various teaching strategies and techniques with SMC faculty members. This year Barry will be:

  • Serving as the SMC liaison to the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).
  • Organizing one teaching workshop each semester.
  • Working individually with faculty who wish to improve their teaching.

Contact
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about teaching, send Barry an email to arrange a time to meet or talk.
E-mail: bvacker@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-3623

Resources

Temple University and the School of Media and Communication offer various resources to assist faculty in providing quality instruction and guidance to students.

The Teaching and Learning Center supports Temple faculty and teaching assistants by helping to enhance their teaching skills.

The Instructional Support Center (ISC) provides consulting and production services, training, and access to state-of-the-art equipment for Temple faculty interested in using technology in the classroom.

School Instructional Facilities and other specialized equipment may be reserved by faculty members for specific projects or class presentations.

Temple University’s 75,000-square-ft., state-of-the-art TECH Center includes specialized video editing, graphic design and music composition labs.

Teaching Awards

Great Teacher Award Winners

Temple University recognizes Great Teachers for their commitment to excellence and originality in teaching, effective relationships with students, outstanding performance in meeting a wide range of teaching responsibilities, and leadership in teaching-related activities outside the classroom.

1998
Warren Bass
Film and Media Arts

1996
Edward J. Trayes
Journalism

1989
Leroy M. Carl
Communications

Lindback Award Winners

Professors must demonstrate a command of the subject matter, familiarity with advances in the field, fairness and judgment in grading, and the ability to relate to other fields. This time-honored recognition of teaching in higher education is sponsored by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation.

2010-2011
Jan Fernback
Media Studies and Production

2009-2010
Andrew L. Mendelson
Journalism

2004-2005
Carolyn Kitch
Journalism2003-2004
Thomas Eveslage
Journalism

1987-1988
Gloria Borden

1979-1980
Julia Wing

1973-1974
Edward McCoy

1970-1971
Joel Friedman

1969-1970
Laurence Blenheim

1967-1968
John Roberts

SMC Teaching Award Winners

The School of Media and Communication annually recognizes outstanding teachers among its faculty in four categories. The winners are chosen by a peer faculty from all the school’s departments and programs.

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