Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize nominations due Jan. 30


Members of the university community have one last week to put forward their favorite examples of innovations in teaching by nominating them for the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize.

In its 10th year, the competition will award $5,000 each to up to five faculty projects.

Nominations may be submitted through Jan. 30 by students, faculty, graduate student instructors, department chairs, directors, deans and staff members. Faculty self-nominations are also welcome, as are re-submitted nominations.

Unlike other opportunities to honor an instructor’s overall teaching excellence, this prize draws attention to specific innovations that improve student learning. Examples include new approaches to creating inclusive classrooms, uses of instructional technology, ways to engage students in the learning process, approaches to student collaborations, or methods for replicating the advantages of a small course in a large lecture.

“We are a community bound together by discovery, so working on innovation is part of the university’s DNA,” says Vice Provost James Hilton. “With that in mind, it is a joy to be able to sponsor TIP, an award that recognizes faculty efforts to bring innovation into their classrooms, studios, labs and beyond.”

The awards will be announced May 7 at the annual, campuswide Enriching Scholarship conference.


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