Faculty Recognition Award Categories

Reflective Practice

Awareded to instructors having the thoughtful consideration of classroom events with the purpose of improving instruction and solving problems as they arise

Interdisciplinary Practice

Awards instructors integrating multiple disciplines into one practice contributing to student learning enhancement

Instructional Technology (Former)

Awarded to instructors utilizing technology to engage students in classroom learning.

General Practice

500 Faculty Recognition Award category awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Expository Instruction

This award recognizes instructors using excellent articulation in lecture enhancing student learning.


Awarded to instructors integrating, and encouraging student diversity in classroom.

Distance Education

$500 Faculty Recognition Award - awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Teaching of Writing Award

Instructor demonstrates the teaching of writing in combination with the teaching of course content through writing as a mode of learning. This award is intended to recognize the thoughtful use and balance of writing to learn activities, writing to communicate

Teaching Associates

This award recognizes teaching associates demonstrating excellent classroom instruction

Pedagogical Research

Recognition of study that increases knowledge about teaching and learning as a function of actual classroom practice.


Awards instructors dedicated to a "live and learn" lifestyle

The John Woolcock TeacherScholar Award for Reflective Practice

$500 Faculty Recognition Award category awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence


Awarded to instructors dedicated to innovative teaching which encourages student learning and engagement.

Inclusive Excellence

Awarded to instructors centralizing diversity in the classroom contributing to student excellence. 

Experiential Education

Recognition of instructors dedicated to experimental education for student learning.

Content Pedagogy

Recognition of instructors utilizing content pedagogy in the classroom setting

Collaborative Practice

Award recognizes faculty using collaborative team practices contributing to enhanced student learning.

Accessibility Award

Awards instructors making education universally accessible to all students

Academic Advising

This award recognizes members of the university that have provided excellence in academic advising.