This award, offered the first time in 2009, provides Georgia Tech with the opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions that non-tenure track faculty make to the education of students on this campus. The College of Sciences and the College of Engineering are contributing funding for the initial four years of the award, and recipients will each receive $3000. The award is open to nominated non-tenure track faculty members who hold a 75%-100% appointment, teach undergraduate credit course(s), and have completed at least two semesters in their current position at Georgia Tech. No more than one faculty member from a college will be chosen each year.
- 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.
- Candidates must have non-tenure track faculty status at time of nomination and hold at least a 75% appointment.
- Candidates should have completed at least 2 semesters in a qualifying position at Georgia Tech.
- Candidates should currently be teaching undergraduate credit course(s).
- 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 letter of nomination.
- A table of contents for the packet.
- A reflective statement on teaching from the candidate.
- Illustrations of the candidate’s teaching excellence and impact on student learning.
- Letters of support from the following individuals:
- The candidate’s department head or chair. If this person is the nominator, then the nomination letter will suffice for this requirement.
- One or two other colleagues, at least one of whom has observed the candidate in the classroom.
- Three to five undergraduate students, at least one of whom must currently be a student at Georgia Tech.
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:
- Teaching excellence in core courses, required courses, or large classes.
- Impact on multiple diverse student populations.
- Impact on students’ lives, both in and beyond the classroom.
- Educational innovations.
- Educational outreach beyond the classroom and laboratory.
- Accessibility to all students, even those who were not performing well in the class.
- Passion about teaching and learning
- Good Georgia Tech citizenship
Number of Awards
Up to two awards will be given each year depending on the quality of the nominations. No more than one faculty member from a college will be chosen each year. The selection committee can decide that no award will be given in a particular year.
Contact Joyce Weinsheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-385-7263.
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