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UNB Faculty of Management

Excellence in Teaching Award

Author: Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

Category: Faculty Highlights

What makes an excellent professor? In the eyes of students, their favourite professors are ones who go above and beyond the regular requirements to help students succeed. They make their classes interesting and are always willing to take time for their students. The Faculty of Business Administration has no shortage of excellent professors. Students nominate multiple professors each year for the Excellence in Teaching Award, and this year, Jane Dunnett has received the honour. Jane Dunnett accepting the Excellence in Teaching Award from Dean Dan Coleman The award was created by the faculty many years ago to support faculty excellence in teaching. Each year the faculty honours one professor for his or her outstanding teaching performance. The choice of the award recipient belongs to the students. At the end of each academic year students in the BBA and MBA programs nominate the professor who they feel is most deserving of the Award. A committee of current BBA and MBA students, plus an alumni representative then selects the winner from among the nominees. Jane Dunnett is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and Marketing Area and has been with the Faculty of Business Administration since 2000. This is the first time that Jane was nominated for the award and with such a glowing recommendation from her students; Jane was an easy choice for the committee. Dr. Daniel Coleman, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, commented that “Jane Dunnett is one of most well regarded and popular instructors. She is always well prepared, engages students, and is friendly and approachable. I am very pleased to see that she is receiving the award, she truly deserves this recognition.”