Nominations sought for 2024 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes


Members of the University of Michigan community have until Jan. 31 to nominate faculty who have developed outstanding teaching innovations for the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize.

Unlike other opportunities to honor overall teaching excellence, the prize draws attention to specific innovations that improve student learning. Now in its 16th year, the TIP competition will award $5,000 each to up to five faculty projects.


Students, faculty members, graduate student instructors, department chairs, directors, deans and staff members may submit nominations using a brief online form. Faculty self-nominations are welcome, as are re-submitted nominations.

“As I enter my new role, I am enthusiastic about recognizing the impressive efforts of our Michigan faculty to develop innovative strategies that promote student learning and success,” said Angela Dillard, vice provost for undergraduate education.

“The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize will honor and showcase these creative approaches, and we invite our students, staff, and faculty to submit nominations.”

Nominations are welcome for any new approaches to creating inclusive or equitable classrooms, new uses of instructional technology, new ways to engage students in the learning process, new approaches to student collaboration, or new methods for replicating the advantages of a small course in a large lecture.

This year’s guidelines particularly encourage nominations of innovations in equity-focused teaching and strategies that help students develop skills for a future that includes generative artificial intelligence.


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