Criteria for Teaching Awards
Teaching excellence is multi-faceted, involving a wide range of behaviors. The following are included as criteria for all of the College of Business teaching awards. These criteria were adapted from University-level teaching standards and awards criteria.
- Is available to students.
- Is helpful to and takes a personal interest in students.
- Uses creative or innovative instructional techniques.
- Is receptive to students' viewpoints and ideas.
- Relates his or her field to other disciplines.
- Organizes and presents subject matter in ways that interest and stimulate students.
- Helps students make discriminating judgments among competing options.
- Challenges students' thinking and assumptions.
- Helps students grow in intellectual stature and skills.
- Provides a positive role model to students regarding the value of a university education.
- Inspires students to work hard and to have pride in their work.
- Emphasizes the importance of values and standards in both academic and non-academic life.
- Imparts a respect for truth and a love of learning.
- Finds ways to help students achieve and enhance their self-esteem through the demonstration of mastery.
- Encourages students to be critical and discriminating in their learning and educational career.
- Shows respect for all persons regardless of gender, age, race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, nationality, and mental or physical condition.
To receive an award, a nominee must be outstanding on a substantial number of the dimensions. Evidence of these criteria can include but are not limited to the following: student evaluations, difficulty of subject matter, student grade point averages, and the faculty member’s willingness to be flexible, take new assignments, and develop new courses (including online courses).