Nominations due Jan. 31 for 2022 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes


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 2022 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 14th 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.

Examples of such innovations include new approaches to creating inclusive classrooms, new uses of instructional technology, new ways to engage students in the learning process, new approaches to student collaborations, or new methods for replicating the advantages of a small course in a large lecture.

“I am consistently impressed by the ingenuity and creativity with which faculty have been meeting the challenges of the current teaching moment and crafting the educational environment of the future,” said James Hilton, vice provost for academic innovation.

“The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize recognizes and disseminates these creative ideas, and we once again invite students, staff and faculty to nominate innovations in two domains: remote and hybrid teaching developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and anti-racist and inclusive teaching.”

The award winners will share overviews of their projects and engage in question-and-answer sessions May 2 during the campuswide Enriching Scholarship conference.


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