The $30,000 Departmental Award for Excellence in Education


General Information

In order to recognize a departmental campus culture that meaningfully values and advances teaching and learning excellence, The University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education provides a structure for both recognizing teaching excellence and for future teaching and learning improvement efforts. The University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education will be awarded to one (1) academic department at Auburn University. The award will provide:
 

  • A plaque describing the award to be displayed in the academic department’s office
  • A plaque describing the award to be displayed at the Biggio Center
  • An award of $30,000 to be granted in three yearly installments of $10,000
  • At least 50% of the funds must be allocated toward the support of activities that enhance teaching
    and learning within the department (see description of the three‐year development plan below for
    suggestions)
  • The remaining funding can be used at the department’s discretion
  • A public recognition activity where all members of the campus community will be invited to participate
  • Appropriate press releases will be made in the local media

 

Call for Preproposals

January 12, 2015
Formal announcement to AUProfs to solicit Pre-proposal Summary of Department Activities
January 30, 2015
presentation/presence at the CCT: Previous awardee and chair of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee will be prepared to answer your questions!
February 9, 2015
Deadline for the submission of Pre-proposal Summary of Department Activities to the Biggio Center
February 23 , 2015
Finalists selected and invited to prepare and submit Portfolio of Learning Excellence
April 13, 2015
Deadline for submission of Portfolio of Learning Excellence to the Biggio Center
May 1, 2015
Schedule for finalists to make oral presentation to the Teaching Effectiveness committee
May 2015
Committee makes recommendation to President of the recipient of the 2014
Department Award for Excellence In Education
May 8, 2015
Funds loaded to department routing
Fall, 2015
Recognition of Departmental Award recipient at the faculty Awards program
plus the 2016 Conversations in Celebration of Teaching (CCT) program (winner to
make a plenary presentation)

 

Departmental Award for Excellence in Education PDF
 
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Award Recipients

2013 – 2014: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
pictured (left to right): Roy Knight, Sushil Bhavnani, P.K. Raju, Jeffrey Suhling, Jeff Fergus.
not pictured: David Bevly, Lewis Payton, Rob Jackson, Nels Madsen.