Selection Criteria

Students nominating their professors for the Excellence in Teaching Award are asked to address one or more of the selection criteria, listed below, that will be used by the committee to make the final decision.

  1. Indication of especially high intellectual standards in terms of course content, rigor, and integration of the best scholarship
  2. Depth of knowledge in the subject
  3. Evidence of scholarly and pedagogical growth as new knowledge is created and new classroom technology is developed
  4. Effective and inspiring links between teaching and research and/or experiential learning
  5. Extremely effective teaching strategies that encourage students to participate in the teaching-learning process, including (but not limited to) innovative uses of technology to enhance student learning, both in and out of the classroom
  6. Measures of breadth and depth of impact on undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students’ intellectual development
  7. Extraordinary ability to communicate and otherwise ensure a rich learning experience
  8. Other extraordinary, unique, or pioneering contributions to excellence in teaching