Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching: Evaluation
Nominations will be evaluated by a committee of distinguished faculty, including past winners of the Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Committee will be evaluating nominations based upon evidence of all four of the following:
- High intellectual standards and rigor reflected in course design and instruction
- Currency in the field reflected in course content and evidence-based instructional practices
- Teaching strategies that encourage student participation in the teaching-learning process
- Some examples are active learning strategies, innovative uses of technology/multimedia that enhance student learning, etc.
- Incorporation of teaching practices that foster equitable and inclusive educational experiences
The committee will also be looking for evidence of one or more of the following:
- Extraordinary, unique, or pioneering contributions to excellence or leadership in teaching.
- Exceptional effort in providing enriched learning experiences.
- Some examples are exposure to eminent leaders in the field, field trips, immersion experiences, project-based learning that engages students in theory development, experimentation or replication, industry-based projects or expositions, public service or policy, community improvement or enrichment, increasing access to opportunities, etc.
- A pattern of impact on students’ intellectual development or professional practice, as measured by the discipline.
- Some examples are student licensing exam performance, student award and grant winners, student publications or presentations, student placement in highly sought after internships, expositions, artistic performances, graduate programs, jobs, etc.
- Teaching that consistently inspires students to further their learning or take action to promote enrichment or change.
- Some examples are a pattern of students changing their major or engaging in further education or scholarship in a discipline, joining community action groups, pursuing public service, engaging in student leadership, etc.
- Engaging students in scholarship, particularly in programs where students may not typically engage in scholarship.
- Contributing to the enhancement of teaching within the department, school, or university through training or mentoring of other faculty in teaching best practices and/or teaching innovation.
* The list is not exhaustive or in prioritized order. The examples given for evidence of award criteria are not required; they are intended to assist nominators in considering types of evidence of excellence.
Additional information on the Associates Awards for Excellence in Teaching can be found at: http://cet.usc.edu/awards-grants/associates/.
All materials must be received by October 24, 2019. Nominations are for a single year’s cycle only.
Please fill out a nomination form to upload the complete dossier for your nominee.
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Nagamine at email@example.com.