Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize nominations due Jan. 31

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Members of the University of Michigan community have until Jan. 31 to suggest examples of innovative teaching they would like to see rewarded with a 2023 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize.

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.

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Now in its 15th year, the TIP competition will award $5,000 each to up to five faculty projects. Unlike other opportunities to honor an instructor’s overall teaching excellence, this prize draws attention to specific innovations that improve student learning.

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 nomination of innovations in supporting student well-being, strategies to re-activate student engagement, and approaches to anti-racist teaching.

“At last year’s award event, we were inspired to see teaching innovations across U-M schools coalesce around a common theme of re-engaging students following several years of pandemic learning,” said James Hilton, vice provost for academic innovation.

“We expect that this year’s winners will once again demonstrate the ingenuity and creativity of U-M faculty in meeting the challenges of teaching in the current moment, and we look forward to sharing their ideas with the broader campus community at May’s Enriching Scholarship event.”

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