Teaching Awards Review Criteria
Knowledge and use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy
Strong candidates will regularly and extensively incorporate active and engaging learning strategies in their courses.
Learner- and student-centeredness
Strong candidates will indicate their recognition that students learn differently and that students play an important role in the learning process (and not just the role of “blank slates” or “empty vessels”).
Alignment between teaching and learning
Strong candidates link what they do in their courses with what they expect of students. This is reflected by consistency between their teaching philosophy, student learning expectations, course objectives/outcomes, coursework (e.g. in-class activities, assignments, exams), and grading practices and priorities.
Passion for teaching and students’ learning
Strong candidates will communicate excitement and enthusiasm for teaching and students learning.
Involvement with students outside of class
Strong candidates will interact regularly with students outside the classroom walls and the course website.
Sharing teaching and learning expertise (key trait of Eisenhower award winners)
Strong candidates will have extended their teaching and learning experience and/or expertise to other faculty and the larger academic community.