Supports outstanding educators at Duke University
After establishing an endowed teaching award at Duke University to recognize teaching excellence, Richard Lublin is urging other philanthropists to endow teaching awards at colleges and universities nationwide.
Speaking to fellow philanthropists, Richard says, “If you have the means to endow a teaching award, do it. Don’t put it off. It can pump new life into higher learning and raise the bar for everyone.”
As a Duke alumnus, Richard Lublin first established the Richard K. Lublin Teaching Award in 1993 to recognize undergraduate teaching excellence among the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences departments within the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The prize is one of four endowed distinguished teaching awards presented by the college annually.
The winners of the Duke University’s teaching awards are announced in the spring. The winning educators receive a $5,000 prize and are recognized during the Founder’s Day ceremony held in October at the Duke University Chapel.
Nominees for the award are chosen by department chairs and program directors, who must submit the candidate’s teaching philosophy statement, along with student course evaluations and comments.
Richard Lublin received his undergraduate degree from Duke in 1961 and served as a guest lecturer in law at the university from 1990-1995. He also served as a member of Duke University’s Advisory Board of Trustees from 1988 – 1994.
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