This award, which was offered for the first time in 2009, provides Georgia Tech with the opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions that nontenure track faculty make to the education of students on campus. Recipients will each receive $3,000. Up to two awards will be given each year, depending on the quality of the nominations. No more than one faculty member from a college will be selected annually. Note that the selection committee can decide that no award will be given in a particular year.
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.
- Have nontenure track faculty status at time of nomination and hold at least a 75 percent appointment.
- Completed at least two semesters in a qualifying position at Georgia Tech.
- Should currently be teaching undergraduate for-credit course(s).
The nomination packet (which should be no more than 15 pages) should be submitted as a Word or PDF file to Georgia Tech's awards portal: https://gatech.infoready4.com. It should include the following items:
- Letter of nomination.
- Table of contents for the packet.
- Reflective statement on teaching from the candidate.
- Illustrations of the candidate’s teaching excellence and impact on student learning.
- You should solicit five letters of support for your application. You will be prompted to enter the email address of each letter writer when you submit your application. Each individual 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:
*Candidate’s department head or chair. (If this person is the nominator, then the nomination letter will suffice.)
*One other colleague who has observed the candidate in the classroom.
*Three undergraduate students, at least one of whom must currently be a student at Georgia Tech.
It will be up to the selection committee to set the exact criteria for the award, but it's expected that the committee will consider the following:
- Teaching excellence in core courses, required courses, or large classes.
- Impact on multiple diverse student populations.
- Impact on students’ lives, both in and beyond the classroom.
- Educational innovations.
- Educational outreach beyond the classroom and laboratory.
- Accessibility to all students, even those who were not performing well in the class.
- Passion about teaching and learning.
- Good Georgia Tech citizenship.
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