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Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

The College’s Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 2024 is for full-time faculty.

Submission Instructions: Please note that the following are general guidelines for applicants and not intended to be all encompassing criteria that each candidate must possess for consideration. Applicants are not expected to address each of the listed criteria; however, to be competitive, candidates will have significant contributions in the identified areas.

The award evaluates a record covering the past calendar year: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Additional information from a previous year may be submitted if it helps support the application (e.g. continuing creative research activity, long-term curriculum development, etc.). Faculty whose first semester started in August 2023 are not eligible for this 2024 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.

Excellence in Teaching

  1. Interest and enthusiasm for undertaking teaching and for promoting student learning
  2. Ability to inspire curiosity, and to encourage independent learning and the development of critical thought
  3. Ability to organize course material and to present it cogently and imaginatively
  4. Participation in the effective guidance and mentoring of students
  5. Method(s) for appropriate assessment, including providing worthwhile feedback to students on their learning
  6. Ability to assist students to participate and achieve success in their courses
  7. Command of the subject matter, including the incorporation of recent developments in the field of study
  8. Participation in professional activities and research related to teaching
  9. Involvement in curriculum development
  10. Effective use of technology in the classroom
  11. Inclusion of other activities that may not have been addressed by the guidelines stated above

Process and Nomination Guidelines:

  1. The CCA Executive Planning Council will serve as the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Committee. 
  2. The Committee reviews all submitted materials. One faculty from the College will be selected to receive the award. All full-time faculty are eligible for this award.
  3. Nominations are accepted from a faculty member in the College, from a student, or a faculty member may self-nominate. Each School’s FEPT Committee will also place one name into nomination based on the review of the annual productivity files.
  4. School directors, the associate deans, and the dean may not nominate a faculty member for the award.
  5. The nomination form is found at the end of these guidelines.
  6. A person should not receive the award more than once in a three-year period. 
  7. The nomination packet must include the following:
    1. Nomination form that includes a narrative statement from the nominator outlining the nominee’s self-development efforts in the teaching area, creative activities in teaching, and other pertinent data on teaching.
    2. A narrative statement from the nominee outlining the nominee’s self-development efforts in the teaching area, creative activities in teaching, and other pertinent data on teaching.
    3. A list o f courses taught by the nominee over the review period including enrollment and credit hours.
    4. Representative course syllabi, handouts, and teaching aids.
    5. A summary of SEIs over the review period. Evaluations of academic advising are also encouraged, if applicable.
    6. Evidence of research or service activities relative to teaching.
    7. Any other information regarding teaching activity provided by the nominee to support this packet. Information will be pulled from Digital Measures for faculty nominated by the School’s FEPT Committee.
  8. All nomination packets are to be submitted electronically by April 1, 2024. Please submit to