The Excellence in Teaching Award is designed to encourage, reward, and publicly acknowledge sustained excellence in teaching by members of the University’s faculty. The award recognizes excellence in teaching practices that reflect the highest standards in pedagogy, a record of outstanding teaching effectiveness within and outside the classroom, the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual development of students, course and program development, fostering of critical thinking, and independent inquiry of students.
To be eligible, a candidate must hold a full-time faculty position at Florida Polytechnic University, and must have served in that position for a minimum of two full semesters. Faculty members may not submit themselves for consideration for recognition.
A recipient will not be eligible to receive the award again in any of the four years following the year in which they receive an award. Those nominated during a year they are ineligible to win may defer such nominations and apply in the fifth year after the year in which they won, and only with evidence of continued teaching excellence.
Each nominee who wishes to be considered for the award must provide supporting material to help the Teaching Award Selection Committee evaluate their nomination. This material should be organized carefully in portfolio form and submitted to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President by Friday, March 4. Portfolios will be forwarded to the Teaching Award Selection Committee for review.
Materials submitted should include:
All materials should be grouped together into a single PDF document allowing some exception for materials in alternate media, and the entire document should not exceed nine pages.
[At the close of nominations, an email will be sent to each nominee re-stating the above portfolio requirements as well as instructions on who the portfolio should be emailed to and how the letters of recommendation are to be submitted.]