This award, offered through the joint support of CETL and BP America, provides Georgia Tech with the opportunity to highlight excellent teaching and the educational innovation that Junior Faculty bring to campus as they discover new knowledge through their research and choose teaching methods that make their knowledge accessible, applicable, and exciting to the learners they connect with in their classrooms and beyond.
We anticipate granting up to six awards of $3000 each annually depending on the number and quality of nominations. If an academic unit nominates more than one faculty member, the unit must rank the nominees when providing the nomination packets to the Selection Committee.
- 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 be full-time tenure-track faculty members who do not have tenure. (This includes BME faculty with joint Emory appointments.)
- Candidates should have completed at least three semesters of teaching at Georgia Tech and at least one academic year on the tenure-track at Georgia Tech.
- Self-nominations are permitted.
First-time nominations are preferred.
- The nomination packet (no more than 15 pages) should be submitted electronically as a MS Word or Adobe PDF file to Joyce Weinsheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination packet should include the following items:
- Letter of nomination
- A reflective statement on teaching from the candidate
- Illustrations of the candidate’s teaching excellence and the impact on student learning.
- Letters of support from:
- the candidate’s department head or chair (if this person is the nominator, 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 students, at least one of whom must currently be a student at Georgia Tech, and at least two of whom should be undergraduate students (if the candidate’s program teaches undergraduates).
- If applicable, provide evidence of impact on engineering undergraduate students. (This evidence can be included in other elements of the packet, and it will be used only to determine the source of funding for the award.)
In the past, the committees that have judged the candidates for this award have stressed the following characteristics. While there is no guarantee that future committees will look at the packets in the same way, these are some of the basic properties and activities that are considered:
- Educational innovations
- Impact on students' lives, both in and beyond the classroom
- Passion about teaching and learning
- Connections between research and teaching
- Educational outreach beyond the classroom and laboratory
- Teaching excellence in core classes, required classes, and large classes
- Accessibility to all students, even those who were not performing well in the class
- Good Georgia Tech citizenship
Contact Joyce Weinsheimer at email@example.com or 404-385-7263.
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Michael A. Filler, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Eric M. Overby, Management
Kelley R. Comfort, Modern Languages
Johnna S. Temenoff, Biomedical Engineering
Yonathan S. Thio, Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering
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Laurie A. Garrow, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michael P. Hunter, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Hang Lu, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Valeria Tohver Milam, Materials Science Engineering
Matthew Baker, Mathematics
Jaehong Kim, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Chris Paredis, Mechanical Engineering
Victor Breedveld, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Joel Sokol. Industrial & Systems Engineering
Lena Ting, Biomedical Engineering
Marcus Weck, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Pinar Keskinocak, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Sylvia Maier, International Affairs
Nael McCarty, Biology
Christopher Jones, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Harish Radhakrishna, Biology
Nora Cotille-Foley, Modern Languages
David Scott, GTRET
Andres J. Garcia, Mechanical Engineering
William E. Singhose, Mechanical Engineering
Marc Levenston, Mechanical Engineering
Donald R. Webster, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kirk Bowman, International Affairs
Imme Ebert-Uphoff, Mechanical Engineering
Mark Prausnitz, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Gordon Kingsley, Public Policy
John Olds, Aerospace Engineering
Suzanne Shuker, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tom DiChristina, Biology
Karen Dixon, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Mary Lynn Realff, Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering
Stephen Quirk, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Stephen Ruffin, Aerospace Engineering
Anne Steinemann, Architecture
Dana Hartley, Earth & Atmospheric Science
Ken Hughes, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Scott Wills, Electrical & Computer Engineering
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