Kettering prof takes top GM TEP award

Mar 7, 2008

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed has been honored with the Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award from the GM Technical Education Program.

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been honored with the GM Technical Education Program (TEP) Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award for fall 2007 semester. Outstanding instructors are determined by TEP student evaluation feedback and other selection criteria.

The award is given to instructors who practice exceptional instruction and exemplary course delivery utilizing distance learning technologies. El-Sayed was chosen for his teaching of the class “Design for Manufacturability.”

“I am personally very honored to have been honored with the Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award ,” said El-Sayed, “but I believe this award reflects on the professional  teaching quality of allKettering professors. It was the first time I had the opportunity to teach this particular class and I was fortunate to have a wonderful group of students to work with,” he added.

GM offers centralized learning through GM University (GMU), a corporate university established in 1997, and the Technical Education Program. GMU has 14 colleges serving GM's global business processes.  Each college develops courses to meet the needs of employees from a functional, divisional, or regional perspective.  

Since 1984, the Technical Education Program (TEP) program of GMU has partnered with leading universities to provide job-related education to GM professionals. University seminars, courses, and degree programs are all targeted to GM's core competencies, competitiveness, and advanced technical work.  Delivered through the flexibility of distance learning technologies, the program makes high quality, flexible education from top-ranking universities easily accessible to GM employees.