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Major Receives Faculty Achievement Award

Claire Major

by Mary Harrison

Claire Major (McBee PhD), professor of higher education and faculty director of The University of Alabama Teaching Academy, is UA’s recipient of the 2024 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

Jim Dalton, UA executive vice president and provost, said, “[Major’s] foundational leadership of UA’s Teaching Academy, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and scholarly excellence underscore her exemplary career and profound influence in higher education and distinguish her as UA’s outstanding nominee for SEC Professor of the Year.”

The SEC Faulty Achievement Awards highlight the vital role educators play in advancing the mission of the SEC and its institutions, as well as their dedication to fostering academic excellence through teaching, innovation and service.

Major recently launched UA’s Teaching Academy and teaches masters and doctoral level courses in the higher education administration program focusing on college teaching, technology in higher education and reading research in the field of higher education.

Read UA’s press release and complete list of SEC campus honorees

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PhD, 1998

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