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

December 9, 2015
Pre-announcement to departments and faculty
January 13, 2016
Formal announcement to solicit proposals for Departmental Award for Excellence in Education
January 29, 2016
Information at Conversations in Celebration of Teaching (CCT)
March 1, 2016
Deadline for the submission of proposal
March 11, 2016
Finalists selected for oral presentations to the Teaching Effectiveness Committee
April 8, 2016
Oral presentations to the Teaching Effectiveness Committee
April 15, 2016
Committee makes recommendation to President of the recipient of the 2016 Department Award for Excellence In Education
May 6, 2016
Funds loaded to department routing

 

Departmental Award for Excellence in Education PDF
 
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Award Recipients

2015: Department of Biosystems Engineering
2014: Department of Mechanical Engineering