WHEREAS, skillful, enthusiastic, and innovative teachers improve the lives of countless students by encouraging curiosity and understanding and by contributing to the development of mind and spirit; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Professors of the Year program, sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the only national program for excellent undergraduate teaching; and
WHEREAS, the Professor of the Year represents the thousands of dedicated university and college instructors throughout who serve their students, their community and their state with dedication and talent; and
WHEREAS, the state/commonwealth of has long supported excellence in undergraduate teaching through competitively funding faculty salaries and other initiatives to make our system of higher education the envy of many states and other nations; and
WHEREAS, the quality of life and the scope of opportunity for many future citizens of will be determined by the quality of teaching in the classroom; and therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the General Assembly of recognizes and commends , professor of , at upon being named the 2012 Professor of the Year.
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