As a response to his outstanding accomplishment, Dr. Cuyler responded with the following
“The College of Fine Arts Teaching Award is a new award given to recognize the superior teaching faculty do throughout all departments in the college. I am both elated and humbled to have my colleagues acknowledge the hard work I do in my courses this way. It is incredibly rewarding.
When I developed the Arts Administration Service Learning Program to support my courses in the Fall of 2012, I had two intentions. First, to provided students with challenging experiential learning experiences in the context of real cultural organizations. Second, I wanted to enhance the professional capacity of cultural organizations. Now, six years later two of my courses have placed more than 100 students in 36 cultural organizations who have served almost 5,000 hours in various communities. In the Spring, my Cultural Policy course took field trips to statewide events such as Tourism Day and Arts & Culture Day. They also had site visits with the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Council on Culture & Arts, and the Museum of Florida History.
I especially appreciate seeing how incorporating these experiences into my teaching ensures my students’ readiness to perform extraordinarily well in their internships and future jobs. After a year of intense coursework, I am consistently impressed with what Arts Administration students can do. I look forward to continuing to provide students with engaging learning experiences and mentorship to advance them in their careers.”
Congratulations, Dr. Cuyler, for such exceptional achievement!