Teaching Awards Review Criteria
Knowledge and use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy
Strong candidates will regularly and extensively incorporate activities that meaningfully engage learners 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 passive listener.
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, 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 student learning.
Sharing teaching and learning expertise (a key characteristic 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.