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Innovation in Teaching Award

Criteria: This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching innovation. This award focuses on teaching techniques employed in the classroom and the development of pedagogy and curriculum. Examples include:

  • Development of innovative teaching pedagogy
  • Integration of innovative instructional design
  • Integration of innovative instructional technology
  • Development of a substantial, innovative new curriculum (e.g., a new major, minor, certificate, M.A.)
  • Development of an innovative new course.

Nomination process: Faculty may be nominated by a faculty or staff member or a student (current or former). A completed nomination form should include basic information about the nominator and nominee, as well as a paragraph of up to 500 words describing the nominee’s exceptional record of teaching innovation.

Application Form

Decision made by: Faculty Senate Awards Committee with input from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Winners will present the Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching in the spring semester.

Award Winners:

  • 2024 – George Leader, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2023 – Benny Chan, Chemistry Department, School of Science