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About Celebration of Teaching

The Celebration of Teaching is a professional development opportunity at the University of Missouri where teaching professionals and instructional support staff can:

  • Share approaches and techniques that colleagues have developed in their own teaching
  • Engage with colleagues from other disciplines about teaching and learning
  • Learn from exciting guest experts on important teaching topics
  • Win prizes for attending professional development events throughout the year

We will celebrate highlights and achievements of the academic year including:

  • Kemper award winners
  • Campus Teaching Excellence awards
  • Authors published in trade and university publications during the previous year
Why I love Teaching at Mizzou

“Teaching at Mizzou has given me the chance to think about art, creativity, and even BEINGNESS as a job. I get to push paint, ideas and minds around (including my own). I get to mentor and be mentored. I get to work with creative humans of all ages, backgrounds, worldviews and experiences. I get to read, write and speak about things that move me. I get to spend time exploring what it means to make things. I get to share those explorations with others. I am incredibly thankful for these opportunities. My desire is to be effective in this work— to reveal the world to myself and others. All of this (and more) has been made possible through the blessing of employment at Mizzou. It is an honor and a privilege to go into my classroom, greet those faces and set off on a task of vision and awareness.”

Matthew Ballou
Associate Professor, Art
Why do faculty love teaching at Mizzou?

There is not enough I can say about how much I thank heaven that you are my adviser and mentor. Your patience and understanding are unsurpassed. That you truly care about our work/life balance, but yet set the bar for rigor in learning, has influenced me as I lead others and will positively influence the nursing profession as your advisees influence others. I am SO thankful I chose Mizzou for many reasons, with a main one that of the honor of getting to know you. You are my hero.

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