Teaching Awards Eligibility Criteria

Atherton Award Eisenhower Award Teaching Fellows Award
(Alumni Association)
Undergraduate teaching as a primary responsibility Undergraduate teaching as a primary responsibility Undergraduate teaching as a primary responsibility
Full-time appointment at Penn State (standing or fixed-term) Full-time appointment at Penn State (standing only) Full-time appointment at Penn State (standing only)
Pre-tenure, tenured, or not tenure-eligible Tenured Tenured
Minimum of 3 years at Penn State teaching undergraduates full-time Minimum of 10 years at Penn State teaching undergraduates full-time Minimum of 3 years of at Penn State teaching undergraduates full-time
  Evidence of:
  • mentoring other Penn State faculty
  • sharing teaching expertise with other faculty
  • career-long commitment to undergraduate teaching and student learning
Additional Alumni Association obligations
Have not previously received an Atherton Award Have not previously received an Eisenhower Award Have not previously received a Teaching Fellows Award