MCC Teaching Excellence Award

Convinced that exceptional pedagogy is essential to the successful pursuit of the Marquette Core Curriculum’s ambitious learning outcomes, the MCC Committee has created the MCC Teaching Excellence Award to recognize faculty annually for outstanding contributions to student learning in the MCC. The awardee will be honored for demonstrating these contributions routinely through effective approaches to course design and delivery that have an extraordinary positive impact on students’ progress toward the MCC learning outcomes.


All instructors—full-time tenure and tenure track as well as full-time and part-time non-tenure track faculty—who have taught at least one MCC course in the calendar year prior to the annual deadline are eligible for consideration.


Nominations for the 2022 MCC Teaching Excellence Award are now being accepted until February 15, 2022. Students, colleagues, and department chairs are encouraged to nominate deserving faculty using the online nomination form.

Past Awardees

2021 - Dr. Jennifer Henery

Jennifer Henery

The inaugural MCC Teaching Excellence Award winner, Dr. Jennifer Henery is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology who teaches regularly in the MCC at the Foundations, Discovery, and Culminating levels. Her numerous nominators, both students and colleagues, commended her inventive assignments, which "require the students to think creatively about how they will 'be the difference' because of their MU degree and how they can use their interdisciplinary education to propose concrete solutions to pressing problems and engage their peers in doing the same."