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For Immediate Release
March 27, 2017

CASE, Carnegie Announce Decision to Discontinue U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program

CASE, Carnegie Announce Decision to Discontinue U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Statement from Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and Paul LeMahieu, senior vice president, programs for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

It is with mixed feelings that we share the news that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have decided to discontinue the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program.

This difficult decision was reached following a lengthy review process that included discussions with CASE and Carnegie board members, program sponsors and many others.

While we remain committed to the goals of the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain and support the program in the manner in which it so richly deserves. In addition, both CASE and Carnegie have implemented new strategic plans that require us to focus our fixed resources on initiatives that will enable us to grow and evolve so we can better serve our members and other key constituencies.

The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program has shone a spotlight on our nation's best undergraduate teachers for 35 years. Together, CASE and Carnegie have recognized more than 1,200 remarkable undergraduate teachers nationwide-at public and private, two- and four-year institutions.

Carnegie is pleased to have been part of the program from the very beginning, and CASE is proud of its pioneering role in launching and managing the only national awards program for undergraduate professors.

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