This award is open to full-time general faculty of any rank who increase student learning outside the traditional curriculum and help Georgia Tech achieve its strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to all sectors of society. Initiatives may involve formal or informal out-of-class learning experiences that engage undergraduate and/or graduate students in opportunities to develop respect for other cultures, explore the leadership qualities and ethical behaviors necessary to contribute to society, and/or build on their innovative and entrepreneurial talents in order to have a positive impact on local, state, national and/or international arenas. The award recipient will receive $3,000, with up to one award being given annually.
Questions? Contact Joyce Weinsheimer.
- Nomination packets are due by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in January.
- Awards will be presented at the Faculty/Staff Honors Day Luncheon in April, and winners will be honored at the New Faculty Orientation Dinner in August.
- Any faculty member of any rank who teaches undergraduate and/or graduate students in for-credit courses who is interested in increasing student learning outside the traditional curriculum.
- The faculty member may partner with other campus constituents and educational stakeholders.
- Self-nominations are encouraged.
The nomination packet (which should be no more than 15 pages) should be submitted as a Word or PDF file to the Georgia Tech awards portal: https://gatech.infoready4.com. It should include the following items:
- Table of contents for the packet.
- Description of the co-curricular initiative, including the objectives, the intended audience, the targeted learning outcomes, and the approach taken.
- Description of how the initiative has been evaluated, including documentation of how the objectives were met, the extent to which the learning outcomes were achieved, and the benefits derived from the initiative.
- Please solcit five letters of support for your application. You will be prompted to enter the email addresses of these letter writers when you submit your application. These individuals will then be sent a request to submit their letters directly to the awards portal. These letters of support should be from the following individuals:
*Applicant’s department chair and/or appropriate sponsor or partner.
*One colleague who has observed the innovation.
*Three students who have participated in the initiative.
It will be up to the selection committee to set the exact criteria for the award, but it is expected that the committee will consider the following:
- Fit of the initiative with Georgia Tech’s strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to society.
- Ability of the initiative to extend student learning outside the classroom.
- Inclusion of hands-on active learning opportunities that give students a chance to work toward, practice, and ultimately achieve the targeted outcomes.
- An implementation plan that promotes continued reflection and learning.
- An assessment plan that evaluates the impact of the co-curricular initiative on student learning and/or the student experience.
- The impact of the innovation on the quality of the teaching and learning environment at Georgia Tech.
Jillann Hertel, Literature, Media, and Communication (Nomination Packet)
Wilbur A. Lam, Biomedical Engineering, GT/Emory (Nomination Packet)
2015 (Nomination Packet)
Andreas S. Bommarius, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Mark R. Prausnitz, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jennifer K. Leavey, College of Sciences (Nomination Packet)
Kelly R. Comfort, Modern Languages
Cara L. Gormally, Biology