Michael Imes has been named the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. The award recognizes part-time faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness as an instructor in Carroll arts and sciences courses. To be eligible, instructors must use innovative pedagogical approaches, respond readily to student needs and have a strong record of success in helping students achieve course learning outcomes.
Imes’ nomination says, in part: “Michael is that rare artist-teacher who continually grows his artistic practice, while seamlessly working with all levels of ceramic students to instruct them in basic to advanced skills to push them in their own direction and to ultimately provide an invaluable artist role model.
“The students become part of a working art studio the minute they take a ceramics class at Carroll. They become partners in maintaining a busy, a labor-intensive clay studio and observe firsthand the work ethic and deep engagement of a committed artist as they regularly interact with Michael and upper-level students.”
When notifying Imes of the award, Dean Charlie Byer complimented Imes’ ability to rise to the challenge of shifting a very hands-on course online for students. Imes has taught at Carroll since 1999.