After tremendously successful participation at the 2017 UCSB GRAD SLAM, Eric Jorgensen won a prestigious Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship.
Only one Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship is given out each year in all of Humanities and Fine Arts, and no one from the Department of Theater and Dance has been able to get one yet, even though many great proposals have gone forward. However, Eric Jorgensen's proposal for a seminar on American Drama and the Performance of HIV/AIDS prevailed. With generous extra support from the dean this course will be an outstanding addition to the university's curriculum as well as advance Eric's research program.
Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship winner is appointed as Teaching Associate for one quarter to offer an independently-taught seminar developed in consultation with a faculty mentor and the department or program in which the course will be taught. In addition to a regular Teaching Associate appointment, each Dean’s Prize Teaching Fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend and a $500 research account to assist in the development and teaching of the course. The course may be taught in the applicant’s home department or in another HFA unit, and may be offered in FWS 2017-18 or as a 6-week Summer Session offering in 2018. Depending on the course and departmental needs and practices, seminars may be at the freshman, lower-division, or upper-division undergraduate level. Seminars can be listed under course rubrics already approved for inclusion in the General Catalog. Courses are meant to be seminars in which students participate and collaborate (20-25 students). Courses must meet minimum enrollment criteria.