Created by the Office of the Provost, the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation recognizes a faculty member who, individually or as part of a team, has developed an innovative project that advances student learning. Additionally, the recipient actively promotes leadership in undergraduate teaching and encourages the dissemination of best practices by sharing promising innovations with faculty in a broader University-based setting.
This award is open all current University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) instructors
- Tenured and tenure-track faculty
- Clinical instructors
- Lecturers who have a continuing appointment and course development responsibilities (i.e., an assignment from the dean, chair, or designee to develop a new course or significantly revising an existing course)
Previous recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award are ineligible.
- Demonstrates significant impact on student learning
- Originality of project
- Potential for widespread use within and/or across disciplines
- Ability to apply the project on a larger scale
- Potential for adaptability to different courses, student demographics, or instructional settings
The deadline for all nominations is Friday, December 14, 2012, 5 p.m.. All members of the University community (faculty staff, students, alumni) are invited to nominate. Individual self and team nominations will not be accepted. All nominations must be submitted online. Hard copy nominations will not be accepted. Team nominations must include at least one active faculty member that meets the eligibility as listed above.
Upon verification of each nomination, the Selection Committee will request additional information which includes but is not limited to the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Supporting letters (from colleagues, current students)
- Materials that show evidence of instructional excellence
- Project plan which includes how student learning goals and outcomes