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ITEM 107-1008-R0500������ Resolution Concerning the Retirement of Richard R. Adler, Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula
THAT: ���������������������������������� Richard R. Adler, Professor of English, in his 29 years of� meritorious service to The University of Montana, has earned the appreciation and commendation of� the Board of Regents and the title, Professor of English Emeritus.
�EXPLANATION: ��������������� Professor Adler received his B.A. from Montana State University in 1957.� In 1971 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana.� That same year he joined the English Department at The University of Montana and created the English Teaching Program.� During his 29 years of service, Professor Adler has indefatigably taught, researched and written on the teaching of writing.� In 1990 he published a book, Writing Together: A Peer Editing Approach to Composition.� He has published many articles and given almost 100 presentations and workshops regarding effective pedagogy in English language arts.�
Professor Adler has been a mainstay of the English Department's Teacher Training� program, developing new graduate courses, supervising masters� papers, and working collaboratively with the School of Education.� In 1973, he was honored as the University of Montana�s Teacher of the Year.�
He has been particularly generous in advising prospective English teachers and in sharing his expertise across the campus, the state and the country.� His intelligence, dedication and energy have inspired hundreds of prospective and experienced� teachers. He has taught� teachers of English as a Visiting Professor in Canada, Greece, and across the Near East. He was a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand during 1984‑88.
Throughout his career, Professor Adler has been an active leader at the national and State levels.� A long-time member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Professor Adler has served as chair and member of numerous NCTE Committees.� He has recently been elected as an officer to NCTE�s� International Assembly for Teaching English.�� Professor Adler has also served as President of the Montana Association of Teachers of English Arts (1972) and as Chair of the Northwest Regional Conference of NCTE (1990).���
Montana has benefited enormously from Professor Adler's work with teachers. As founder of the Montana Writing Project, he has co-directed or directed the Project since 1978.� Because of his on-going leadership in the Montana Writing Project, Professor Adler has helped teachers improve their teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all content areas.� He was also instrumental in starting the Calgary Writing Project.����
For his exciting classroom performance and his sound reputation throughout the country, Professor Adler has earned the respect, admiration and gratitude of colleagues and students alike.� In recognition of his accomplishments and meritorious service, the Department of English recommends Professor Richard R. Adler for Emeritus status.