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November 13, 2003
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Tech’s Kellogg Chosen As S.D. Professor Of The Year
Dr. Stu Kellogg, South Dakota Tech’s Ervin Pietz Professor and director of the Industrial Engineering program, has been selected as the 2003 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching South Dakota Professor of the Year.
“Dr. Kellogg is an outstanding professor,” Tech President Dr. Charles Ruch said. “His students praise him, he dedicates himself to becoming a better teacher, and makes sure his students leave Tech with the technical and others skills they need to succeed.”
Kellogg has taught at South Dakota Tech since 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University, an M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota, a master’s degree from South Dakota Tech, and a doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin.
Kellogg is a recognized leader in curriculum assessment and improvement. He has worked on campus and in the professional community to improve learning experiences for students. He has demonstrated a special commitment to incoming students, with the development of the Professionalism in Engineering and Science, a course that is now a requirement for our entering students. Kellogg is well published and shares with the engineering education community the results of the successful efforts on Tech’s campus so faculty and students at other institutions can also benefit.
Kellogg’s support of his students extends beyond the classroom. He attends the
sporting events and other extra-curricular activities. He encourages his students to seek out opportunities that allow them to use their expertise to help community organizations. One beneficiary of those efforts is the Black Hills Workshop, an organization that assists the developmentally disabled live and work as
independently as possible. That relationship has led to annual student projects that help the Black Hills Workshop better serve its clients.
Kellogg also is engaged within the Rapid City community as a leader in the Boy Scouts, the Rapid City Symphony, and as a strong advocate for the sustained high quality in our elementary and secondary schools. He has received national recognition for his service to the engineering programs.
Dr. Karen Whitehead, Tech’s vice president for Academic Affairs, nominated Kellogg for the award. Campus provosts and academic vice presidents nominated professors for the honor, and current and former students, colleagues, and peers from other institutions sent letters of support. Nomination materials included the professors' teaching logs and course descriptions, as well as personal statements describing their teaching and mentoring techniques, courses or curricula they created, or steps they took to extend the learning process beyond the classroom.
CASE assembled two preliminary judging panels last spring that evaluated the nominees in four areas:
Impact on and involvement with undergraduate students
Scholarly approach to teaching and learning
Contributions to undergraduate education within the institution and community
Support from colleagues and students
CASE then forwarded a list of finalists to the Carnegie Foundation, which performed the final judging. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded in 1905 by Andrew Carnegie "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching." The foundation conducts research and policy studies on teaching and learning.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the largest international association of education institutions, serving more than 3,200 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 46 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information, and standards in the fields of education fund raising, communications, and alumni relations.
Media Note: Kellogg is available for interviews between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Call him at (605) 394-1271.
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