Teaching Excellence Award
The award for teaching excellence is available to recognize outstanding faculty performance at the University of Michigan-Flint. Carrying a stipend of $1,000, this award may be made to full-time lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors. This honor need not be awarded every year.
To provide faculty expertise to the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching (TCLT), the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award will also become a member of the TCLT advisory committee for three years.
Full-time faculty members who have been with the University for a minimum of three years are eligible to be nominated.
An individual would normally be excluded from consideration for this award for any of the following reasons:
He/she holds a continuing administrative or non-teaching appointment of one third or more.
He/she holds an administrative appointment above the level of department chair.
He/she is the David M. French Professor.
He/she is a current member of the SASE.
He/she has received this award within the past five years.
Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, or students and should be sent to Quamrul Mazumder, Chair of the Scholarships, Awards, and Special Events Committee, c/o the Office of the Provost in Room 229, University Pavilion. Nominations for this award are due January 23, 2013 and the supporting documentation deadline is Thursday, March 7, 2013. The nomination packet will be kept active for three academic years.
Required Supporting Documentation
Letter of support from appropriate department chair (dean/area coordinator in the case of SOM, director in the case of SASE).
Candidate's statement (maximum 750 words) about teaching philosophy, including course development and innovations in teaching methods or course structure.
- Copies of student evaluations (numerical summary and related comments) for the past 1-3 years.
Any scholarly activities related to pedagogy - including published research/cases, conference and workshop participation, etc.
- Up to three letters of support from peers addressing teaching effectiveness, creativity, counseling or utilization of non-classroom time to benefit students.
Up to three letters of support from students addressing teaching effectiveness, creativity, counseling or utilization of non-classroom time to benefit students.