College Outstanding Teacher Award
Nomination deadline: 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 4, 2013
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts takes pride in the quality of instruction provided to students enrolled in its courses. Recognizing the impact a truly extraordinary teacher can have on students in a seminar, lab, or classroom, the College invites nominations of faculty members to receive the College Outstanding Teacher Award.
Any HFA faculty member may be nominated for this award, although previous award recipients are ineligible, and departments are not limited to a single nominee. Nominations may be initiated by a faculty member's department head or chair, by her/his department’s personnel committee, or by a colleague in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Faculty members may nominate themselves. Regardless of a nomination’s source, the supporting information and documents required for each nominee are the same. They include: a completed HFA colleague nomination form, a completed statement form from the nominee, and up to three completed student support forms. Links to these documents are at the bottom of this page.
In considering the selection of a nominee and how one can best be supported, you may wish to take into account the following criteria adapted from the Center for Teaching’s award guidelines:
Teaching Effectiveness and Creativity
Evidence that the individual:
• Has developed effective teaching skills,
• Is enthusiastic, well prepared, and presents the material in a clear manner,
• Encourages and motivates student learning,
• Is open to new techniques and different pedagogical approaches that stimulate intellectual growth and generate student participation,
• Is fair and reasonable conducting student evaluations.
Impact on Students
Evidence that the teacher:
• Cares about students and has shown concern for their educational development,
• Is approachable and available to students in and outside the classroom,
• Is tolerant of different viewpoints and treats students with respect.
Subject Mastery and Scholarship
Evidence that the faculty member
• Has mastered the subject areas covered in the courses taught,
• Incorporates new ideas, research and developments into instruction.
Contributions to Teaching Mission
Evidence that the teacher is engaged in activities that improve teaching, for example, attending seminars, developing special teaching materials or publications, and exploring alternative pedagogical methods.
Application Materials - due 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 4, 2013
Application forms should be submitted electronically by the individual completing it to Associate Dean Rex Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lynne Latham (email@example.com). Questions may be directed to either.