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Council on Undergraduate Research - Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation (BGSF) Program (hereafter Goldwater Scholars (GS) Program) request nominations of an outstanding faculty mentor for the CUR-Goldwater Scholars (CUR-GS) Faculty Mentor Award. The faculty mentor must conduct her/his research in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline (as defined by the Goldwater Scholars program), and must have mentored at least three (3) Goldwater Scholars during his/her career.

$5000 will be awarded to the recipient’s institution and dedicated to support of the faculty mentor’s research program and/or current undergraduate researchers.

More information HERE.

Posted on September 8, 2016 and filed under Fall.

CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching

The CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies recognizes Medieval Academy members who are outstanding teachers who have contributed to the profession by inspiring students at the undergraduate or graduate levels or by creating innovative and influential textbooks or other materials for teaching medieval subjects.

This award of $1000 is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy.

More information HERE.

Posted on September 8, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Archeological Institute of America: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

The AIA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Committee invites nominations for the 2016 award. This prize may be awarded to up to one individual every year and includes a certificate of award. Individuals worthy of this award must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of archaeology; developed innovative teaching methods or interdisciplinary curricula; a minimum of five years of teaching experience prior to being nominated, currently be engaged in teaching; and they must be members of the AIA in good standing.

Nominations should be made by letter and accompanied by a dossier of supporting materials. They should be made by individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching, such as administrators, departmental chairpersons or colleagues, former students, or faculty in other departments or institutions. Dossiers should include:

1) The nominating letter indicating how the candidate meets the criteria of the award
2) A current curriculum vitae of the nominee;
3) Four letters of recommendation, including at least one each from a student, a colleague, and academic superior;
4) A brief description of all relevant courses taught during the past five years, including some representative syllabi and course materials.

More information here.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Fall.

American Academy of Religion: Excellence in Teaching Award

Nomination Criteria:

·       Outstanding performance as a classroom teacher, as demonstrated by the teaching statement, representative syllabi, student evaluations, peer observations, teaching awards, and other forms of peer recognition.

·       Development of innovative and/or exceptionally effective teaching methods, courses and curricular materials, including the incorporation of technology in the classroom, community-based education, grant projects and/or contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

·       Commitment to professional identity as a teacher of religion, including student or peer mentoring, workshop facilitation or design, and/or educational leadership at the local institution or professional societies.

·       At least five years' experience in teaching in higher education.

Selection: Members of the Committee on Teaching and Learning will assess the applications. The Award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony held at the AAR Annual Meeting. The award recipient also will be featured at a Special Topics Forum.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Fall.

American Society of Plant Biologists Excellence in Education Award

This award was initiated in 1988 to recognize outstanding teaching, mentoring, and/or educational outreach in plant biology. It is a monetary award to be made annually in recognition of excellence in teaching, leadership in curricular development, or authorship of effective teaching materials in the science of plant biology.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Ecological Society of America Eugene P. Odum Award

The Eugene P. Odum Award recognizes an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education. This award was generously endowed by, and named for, the distinguished ecologist Eugene P. Odum. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. Nominations recognizing achievements in education at the university, K–12, and public levels are all encouraged. Recent recipients include Charlene D’Avanzo, Martin B. Main, Manuel Molles, and Nathaniel Wheelwright.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Diversity Achievement Award

Description: Certificate of Recognition. To recognize the work of faculty, administrators, or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically underrepresented groups or contexts.

Criteria: Nominees shall have had a positive stimulating influence on diversity within architecture education, schools, and/or the community at large. Submissions should convey how the nominee(s) address the ideals of diversity through meaningful and effective activities.

Eligibility: Individuals or groups in ACSA member schools whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools are eligible. The achievement must have been accomplished during the period of appointment. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award. Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Creative Achievement Award

Description: To recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.

Criteria: Candidates in the area of teaching shall have had a positive stimulating influence upon students through a full course, course project, or course module. Candidates in areas of design, scholarship, or research shall have created a work or a project that provides significant insight into the understanding and advancement of architecture and architectural education. Candidates in the area of service shall have significant impact fostering and creating a work or project that provides a healthy environment for learning led to an understanding and appreciation of architectural education in the community at large. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty or persons whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools are eligible. The achievement must have been accomplished during the period of appointment. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Creative Achievement Award. Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: New Faculty Teaching Award

Description: To recognize demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.

Criteria: ACSA and AIAS are jointly sponsoring the award to recognize outstanding teaching abilities exhibited by faculty with a maximum of 10 academic semesters or 15 quarters of full-time teaching experience. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Selection & Presentation: Applications will be assessed by a jury composed of two members of the AIAS national leadership and two members of the ACSA Board of Directors, none of whom shall be associated with any of the nominations. A maximum of three nominees will receive this award. The jury, in any year, may choose not to bestow the New Faculty Teaching Award. Winners will be announced at an Architecture Education Awards Ceremony during the 102nd ACSA Annual

Meeting in Miami Beach, FL 2014. The ACSA president and AIAS vice-president will present winners with a certificate at the ACSA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility: Faculty must teach at an ACSA full-member school, candidate school, affiliate school, or at an institution with an associated program. The candidate must also be a faculty member at an institution with an established AIAS or CASA chapter in good standing. Faculty members who have already received tenure are not eligible for this award. Any faculty member, administrator, AIAS or CASA member at an ACSA full-member school, candidate school, affiliate school, or at an institution with an associated program may nominate a candidate for the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Distinguished Professor

Description: To recognize sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service

Criteria: Candidates in the area of teaching shall have had a positive, stimulating, and nurturing influence upon students over an extended period of time and/or teaching which inspired a generation of students who themselves have contributed to the advancement of architecture. Candidates in the areas of design, scholarship, or research shall have produced a body of work that provides significant insight into the understanding and advancement of architecture and architectural education. Candidates in the area of service shall have significant impact fostering and sustaining excellent teaching and a healthy environment for learning and/or instituted measures leading to an understanding and appreciation of architectural education in the community at large. Submissions should convey how they address ideas of cultural, social, economic, or environmental sustainability.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members or persons whose activities have clearly been identified with architectural education in ACSA full-member schools for a minimum of 10 years are eligible. The achievements must have occurred during the period of appointment. No postmortem awards will be made. A candidate may be considered for this award and the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion simultaneously. In such cases, the nomination must be submitted for each award separately, according to the conditions of required documentation. Any faculty member, administrator, or student at an ACSA full-member school may nominate a candidate for the ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to an individual, who must be living at the time of nomination, who has spent at least a decade primarily involved in architectural education, and whose primary contribution to architectural education has been on the North American continent. A five-member committee consisting of two persons representing ACSA, two persons representing AIA, and a student representative from AIAS shall make the selection from among the candidates nominated. The ACSA representatives shall be appointed by the ACSA Board of Directors for a one-year term. The recipient shall receive a Topaz Medallion and certificate to be presented at the 102nd ACSA Annual Meeting by the Presidents of ACSA and AIA, and at the AIA National Convention and Expo. The recipient may use the title “Topaz Medallion, DPACSA” in perpetuity. The candidate shall have evidenced great depth, having a cumulative effect on a long line of students. The candidate shall have evidenced great breadth, having influenced a wide range of students. The candidate shall be a person whose activities have consistently directed themselves toward the future as well as the past. The candidate shall have evidenced the ability to transcend specific areas of expertise or shall have made connections between areas, in the event that the candidate’s areas of focus might be considered circumscribed. The candidate shall be widely known by the quality of his or her products: by those who also taught, by those who practiced architecture, and by those who perhaps did neither.

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Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA): Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member

In January 2003 the MAA established the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member to honor beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. An awardee must have taught full time in a mathematical science in the United States or Canada for at least two, but not more than seven, years since receiving the Ph.D. Each year at most three college or university teachers are to be honored with this national award and are to receive $1,000 and a certificate of recognition from the MAA. Award recipients will be expected to make a presentation at one of the national meetings of the MAA. Nominations for the award may be made by any member of the MAA or by any section of the MAA.

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Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.

American Association of Physics Teachers: The John David Jackson Award for Excellence in Graduate Physics Education

The John David Jackson Award for Excellence in Graduate Physics Education is presented to physicists and physics educators who, like John David Jackson after whom the award is named, have made outstanding contributions to curriculum development, mentorship, or classroom teaching in graduate physics education. The recipient delivers an address at the AAPT Meeting at which the award is presented and receives a monetary award, an Award Certificate, a copy of the citation, and travel expenses to the meeting. Previous winners of the Oersted Medal or the Robert A. Millikan Medal are not eligible for this award. The award is presented only occasionally. Self-nomination is not appropriate for this award. Preference in the selection of the recipient will be given to members of AAPT.

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Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall, Spring.

American Association of Physics Teachers David Halliday and Robert Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Named for David Halliday and Robert Resnick, authors of a very successful college-level textbook in introductory physics, and funded since 2010 primarily by a generous endowment from John Wiley and Sons, the publisher of that textbook, the David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate physics, which may include the use of innovative teaching methods.  The recipient, an AAPT member for whom undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility, delivers an address at an AAPT Summer Meeting and receives a monetary award, an Award Certificate, a copy of the citation, and travel expenses to the meeting. Previous winners of the Oersted Medal or the Robert A. Millikan Medal are not eligible for this award.   Self-nomination is not appropriate for this award.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall, Spring.

IEEE Computer Society: Computer Science & Eng. Undergrad Teaching Award

A plaque, certificate and a stipend of $2,000 is awarded to recognize outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through both teaching and service and for helping to maintain interest, increase the visibility of the society, and make a statement about the importance with which we view undergraduate education. The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.

National Science Teachers Association Awards

The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators created in 1973. The NSTA Awards and Recognition were created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field.

Vernier Technology Awards

The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. A total of seven awards are presented: one award at the elementary level (grades K–5); two awards at the middle level (grades 6–8); three awards at the high school level (grades 9–12); one award at the college level.

Eligibility: K–college. Applicants may not have won previously at their school.
Award: Each award will consist of $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference, $1,000 in cash for the teacher, and $3,000 in Vernier products.

Distinguished Teaching Awards

This award honors NSTA members who are teachers that have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Must have at least ten years teaching experience.

Eligibility: K–college-level teachers
Award: Formal citation, three nights’ hotel accommodation, and $500 toward expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference

Robert H. Carleton Award

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor. This award is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company.

Eligibility: NSTA members who are K–college-level science educators
Award: $5,000, a formal citation, and an all-expenses-paid trip to NSTA's National Conference

More information HERE.

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.

National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teaching Award

The National Science Teachers Association annually awards one or more Distinguished Teaching Awards in the field of K–16 science education. The awards are designed to recognize current NSTA members who are classroom teachers at the elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels and who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. The number of awards given each year is at the Awards and Recognitions Committee’s discretion.

Award: Each award consists of three nights’ hotel accommodations and expenses (up to $500) to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Awardees will be honored at the Awards Banquet during the NSTA conference.

Eligibility: This award is open to current NSTA members only, who have at least ten years of teaching experience.

Criteria for Judging: Excellence in teaching that reflects the National Science Education Standards is the main criterion for selection of recipients. Among the criteria to be considered by the committee are effective planning skills; lesson presentation skills; ability to motivate and challenge students; professional contribution in science and science education (e.g., publications, presentations); and participation in professional growth activities, leadership roles, and involvement at professional meetings.

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Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The recipient of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2015 fall or 2016 spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University's commitment to great teaching, the award recipient's home department will receive $25,000. The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring, and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship.

More information HERE.

 

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Piper Professor Program

Ten awards of $5,000 each are made annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level. Selection is made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in the State of Texas. Begun in 1958, with eight awards, the roster of Piper Professors includes outstanding professors from two and four-year colleges and universities, public and private.

Participation & Eligibility: Participation is by invitation only. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated through college/university President's Office. Guidelines regarding the number of nominations an institution may make, as well as eligibility based on full-time equivalent student body enrollment are outlined in the letter of invitation sent to the President. Candidates who have been nominated by their college or university, may obtain the Piper Professor Award form from the download instructions page.

 

More information HERE.

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Fall.