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Dr. Mark Piper Wins Distinguished Service Award


 

SUMMARY: Dr. Mark Piper, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was recognized as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Piper's service record includes significant contributions to the Faculty Senate as well as the Ethical Reasoning in Action program.


Dr. Mark Piper, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was recognized as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Arts and Letters. The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize a faculty member who provides exceptional professional-related service at the university, local or national levels. One faculty member from each college receives this award each year.

Dr. Piper's lengthy service record includes serving for five years as a Madison Collaborative Ethics Associate for the Ethical Reasoning in Action program, as well as significant contributions to the Faculty Senate in the roles of Marshal, Speaker Pro Tempore, Acting Speaker, and Speaker. He established a new Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Adjunct Affairs to ensure that the concerns of adjunct and contingent faculty will remain a regular priority within the Senate's ongoing work. He also created the Faculty Senate Engagement Mini-Grants. In the seven years since the engagement mini-grants were initiated, the grants have provided $330,000 for faculty projects related to engaged learning, community engagement, and civic engagement. Finally, he built websites for both the Faculty Senate and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in order to improve communication and outreach.

Piper comments, "I view service as part of my identity as a member of the faculty, and I am honored to have been able to contribute to the life of my Department and the University through my service work."


 

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Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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