Demonstration of dedication to the improvement of teaching:

I could approach this in a variety of ways, but the most direct route, I think, is to ask you to go to:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~AS@UVA/Review/asreview.html.

This is the result of a year-long formal review of the American Studies Master's Program. It includes my narrative about the genesis and development of the program, the committee's own evaluation and recommendations, and an unusually thorough and thoughtful set of student evaluations.