SUNY Cobleskill is proud to announce that Ms. Margaret Liberti, Adjunct Instructor in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an adjunct faculty member in the State University of New York system.

“Ms. Liberti’s success is undoubtedly related to her professionalism, positive disposition, and passion for student learning,” said Acting President Debra Thatcher. “Her patience, ability to connect to students at all levels of preparation, respect for others, and unwavering commitment to her students make her a truly exceptional adjunct faculty.”

Ms. Liberti joined the SUNY Cobleskill faculty in 2010 as an adjunct instructor. The first courses she taught were non-major biology courses, though she has proven to be effective in teaching a variety of classes. Ms. Liberti’s course history includes Biology labs, Human Biology lecture and labs, Introduction to Biology lectures and labs, and Foundations for College Success. Currently she is the lead instructor and lab coordinator in Introductory Biology. Notably, Ms. Liberti has not only taught these courses, she has also written a complete lab manual for the non-majors biology course.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are honors conferred to acknowledge and provide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement within the State University of New York system. The awards, which encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence, are presented annually in seven categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, Classified Service, and Adjunct Teaching.