Questions? Contact Joyce Weinsheimer.
- Nomination packets are due by 5 p.m. on February 1.
- Awards will be presented at the Faculty/Staff Honors Day Luncheon in April.
- Any person or team with course or program responsibility for undergraduate or graduate education may apply for this award.
- The innovation may involve one course, a series of courses, or a departmental approach to improving the curriculum. The innovation must have been implemented for at least two presentations of a course or for two years of a curriculum.
- Self-nominations are encouraged.
The nomination packet (which should be no more than 15 pages) should be submitted electronically as a PDF file through Georgia Tech's awards portal: https://gatech.infoready4.com/ It should include the following items:
- Table of contents for the packet.
- Description of the innovation, including the problem or student learning issue it addresses, the objectives of the innovation, the learning outcomes for the intended audience, and the approach taken.
- Description of how the innovation has been evaluated, including documentation of how the objectives were met, the extent to which the learning outcomes were achieved, the benefits derived from the innovation, and how they were measured.
- Description of the potential for others to adopt or adapt the innovation, including a discussion of how the innovation might be used in other settings and the resources required.
- Application should be accompanied by five letters of support; these letters will not count toward the 15 page maximum. These letters should be from the applicant’s department chair, one colleague who has observed the innovation, and three students who have participated in the innovation.
It will be up to the selection committee to set the exact criteria for the award. It is expected that the committee will consider the following:
- Creative features of the innovation.
- Impact of the innovation on student learning and/or the student experience.
- Ability of the innovation to engage students in the learning process.
- Transferability of the innovation and its potential for adoption in other courses.
- Impact of the innovation on the quality of teaching and learning at Georgia Tech.
CREATE-X faculty and staff team (Nomination Packet)
Prof. Raghupathy Sivakumar (ECE) – Director of CREATE-X, Prof. (Emeritus) Ray Vito (ME), Prof. Karthik Ramachandran (Business), Dr. Joyelle Harris (ECE) – Associate Director of CREATE-X, Prof. Keith McGreggor (CS), Prof. Craig Forest (ME) – Associate Director of CREATE-X, Dr. Olufisayo Omojokun (CS), Mr. Timothy Lee (BioE)
Learn, make, and launch; these are three central themes of the Create-X Initiative. CREATE-X is a program that teaches Georgia Tech undergraduate students how to realistically launch start-ups through classes taken for college credit. The courses increase students’ comprehension of starting a company and give them entrepreneurial confidence. One student remarked, “CREATE-X creates a learning environment that students want to engage in, changes the way students learn and view the world, and allows students to learn about entrepreneurship firsthand by creating the next generation of Steve Jobs’.” They’ve helped launch over 115 start-ups in the past five years, valued in total at over $150 million.
David Joyner, College of Computing (Nomination Packet)
Joe Le Doux, Biomedical Engineering (Nomination Packet)
Karie D. Davis-Nozemack, Scheller College of Business (Nomination Packet)
Tristan T. Utschig, assistant director, Office of Assessment (Nomination Packet)
Amy R. Pritchett, Aerospace Engineering (Nomination Packet)
Chrystal Followill, Georgia Tech Language Institute
Lauren P. Lukkarila, Georgia Tech Language Institute
Karen L. Peterson, Georgia Tech Language Institute
Wendy C. Newstetter, Biomedical Engineering