This award is given by each ASEE section, with support, where possible, from local industry. The award, which focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching.
The Award: The award consists of a certificate, prepared by ASEE National Headquarters, and an appropriate honorarium, where possible, presented by the local section. Each section shall determine its own level of the honorarium and fund the honorarium from its Banking and Accounting Services System fund. Presentations are made at the section annual meeting with notation in the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet Program.
Qualifications: Candidates may be teachers of any subject included in an ABET/CEAB accredited engineering or engineering technology curriculum. In addition to technical courses, subjects may include the humanities and social studies, mathematics and science.
The teacher, as an individual, must:
- Possess and be able to communicate a broad and accurate knowledge of the subject area.
- Possess self-confidence, create a feeling of harmony between self and students and be able to meet difficulties with poise.
- Possess a sense of proportion, stressing fundamentals and disregarding trivial detail. Give assignments that challenge students, demanding thinking in the completion of assignments.
- Demonstrate such an intense interest and enthusiasm for the subject area and for the enhancement of learning processes that students are motivated to their fullest capacities.
- Be available for advising and counseling students before and after graduation.
- Teach a minimum of two semester or three quarter courses per calendar year.
- Have considerable endorsement from students, using both regular course evaluations and individual letters of recommendation as evidence.
- Attend the section annual meeting at which the award is presented; and make a presentation at that meeting (or the following section meeting) to share some element of his/her success as a teacher.
- Possess a strong record of activity in ASEE or the educational activities of another professional society.
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