Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
An assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Maui Community College, Duane Clark takes his teaching beyond textbook material and encourages his students to be resourceful by relating philosophy to their daily lives.
His dedication and enthusiasm are apparent to his students who appreciate his ability to make a "boring subject" sound appealing and instill a "greater respect for education."
He also commits time outside the classroom as an advisor of Mauiís philosophy club. Year after year, students regard Clark’s quality of teaching as an inspiration.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.
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