The Innovation in Teaching Award honors faculty who have implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning and success. The award is also designed to encourage the dissemination of these approaches to colleagues across disciplines.
Innovative teaching is defined broadly and may include the use of new instructional technologies, the use of traditional technologies in creative ways, novel approaches to instruction, and new ways to engage students in the learning process.
The Innovation in Teaching Award will be made to one representative from each college and the library.
Call for Nominations - CLOSED
Nominees can be any full-time faculty.
Faculty can self-nominate. Nominations can also be completed by a colleague, a chairperson, or a student.
The nomination form will require the contact information of the submitter. Also, the nominee's name, email, department, and a description of the innovative project(s) conducted by the nominee (maximum length is 1 page).
Each award proposal will be judged against the following criteria:
The approach is innovative (per the above description).
It demonstrates positive impact(s) on teaching effectiveness, student learning, supporting diverse student learners, student readiness, and/or retention rates.
It is substantive in nature.
It has potential for widespread adaptability to different courses or across disciplines.
It addresses current teaching and learning trends, research, practices, issues, and/or University goals.
The innovative practices were completed in the last 1-3 years.
Each awardee will receive a $500 award, a commemorative plaque, and will be featured on the OAI website.
Awardees will be expected to present their innovations during featured break out sessions at the January Conference on January 15, 2013.
In addition, winners have the opportunity to participate in a video describing their innovation and resulting improvements.
Awards will selected through the following process:
Brief nomination forms will be submitted to OAI.
Nominees will be notified and asked to submit a 2-4 page narrative with support materials that document each aspect of the award criteria.
The award committee will review the nomination documentation and select the awardees. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, if a committee member is nominated and subsequently applies, he or she will be recused from the review panel.