This award is open to full-time general faculty of any rank who increase student learning outside the traditional curriculum and help Georgia Tech achieve its strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to all sectors of society. Initiatives may involve formal or informal out-of-class learning experiences that engage undergraduate and/or graduate students in opportunities to develop respect for other cultures, explore the leadership qualities and ethical behaviors necessary for contribution to society, and/or build on their innovative and entrepreneurial talents in order to have a positive impact on local, state, national and/or international arenas. The award recipient will receive $3000.
- Nomination packets are due by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday of February.
- Awards will be presented at the Faculty/Staff Honors Day Luncheon in April.
- Award winners will also be honored at the New Faculty Orientation Dinner in August.
- Any faculty member of any rank who teaches undergraduate and/or graduate students in credit courses who is interested in increasing student learning outside the traditional curriculum.
- The faculty member may partner with other campus constituents and educational stakeholders.
- Self-nominations are encouraged.
- The nomination packet (no more than 15 pages) should be submitted electronically as a MS Word or Adobe PDF file to Joyce Weinsheimer at email@example.com.
The nomination packet should include the following items:
- A table of contents for the packet.
- A description of the co-curricular initiative, including the objectives, the intended audience, the targeted learning outcomes, and the approach taken.
- A description of how the initiative has been evaluated, including documentation of how the objectives were met, the extent to which the learning outcomes were achieved, and the benefits derived from the initiative.
- The application should be accompanied by letters of support from the applicant’s department chair and/or appropriate sponsor or partner, from one or two colleagues who have observed the innovation, and from three to five students who have participated in the initiative.
It will be up to the selection committee to set the exact criteria for the award. It is expected that the committee will consider the following:
- Fit of the initiative with Georgia Tech’s strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to society.
- Ability of the initiative to extend student learning outside the classroom.
- Inclusion of hands-on active learning opportunities that give students a chance to work towards, practice and ultimately achieve the targeted outcomes.
- An implementation plan that promotes continued reflection and learning.
- An assessment plan that evaluates the impact of the co-curricular initiative on student learning and/or the student experience.
- The impact of the innovation on the quality of the teaching and learning environment at Georgia Tech.
Number of Awards
Up to one award will be given each year.
Contact Joyce Weinsheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-385-7263.
Cara L. Gormally, Biology