2022 Celebration of Teaching Awards Nomination

Nominations for the 2022 Celebration of Teaching are now open!

All nominations must be submitted by Monday, January 31st, 2022.

The campus community is invited to nominate individuals to be recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The descriptions and eligibility of the awards are below as well as a place to submit your nomination. Nominators are asked to submit the name of the instructor being nominated as well as a reason for the nomination. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to submit nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. Once nominations are closed, all nominees will be invited to apply for the award. Nominations for Dean’s Honorees will be solicited directly from the schools.

Award Descriptions

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Dr. De Gallow Professor of the Year

Open to all Senate faculty members

Recognizes a faculty member who excels in teaching through the use of particular methods, tools, or materials that positively impact students.

Lecturer of the Year

Open to all full or part-time lecturers

Recognizes a lecturer who excels in teaching through the use of particular methods, tools, or materials that positively impact students.

Excellence in Digital Learning Award

Open to faculty of all ranks

Recognizes an instructor who utilizes innovative and effective uses of instructional technology and/or online teaching practices.

Excellence in Pedagogical Development Award

Open to faculty of all ranks

Recognizes an instructor who has spent considerable time and effort engaging in various pedagogical development opportunities. This could include personal pedagogical development, mentoring graduate students in pedagogy, or providing pedagogical development opportunities to colleagues or department.

The Learning Experience Design and Online Teaching Award

Open to faculty of all ranks

Recognizes an instructor who has devoted tremendous effort in designing an online learning space with digital active learning activities to enhance the student learning experience. This could include faculty who are creatively using the Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas) and various external learning tools to deliver an interactive hybrid, flipped, or online course.

Most Promising Future Faculty Award

 Open to all graduate students

Recognizes graduate students (3 awards available) who show great promise through their effectiveness as an instructor/TA, their research, and their service to the department, university, profession, or community. Nominees must have advanced to candidacy.

Nomination Form

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to submit nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. Once nominations are closed, all nominees will be invited to apply for the award.