Peer's Choice Teaching Excellence Awards
In accordance with its mission to recognize and promote effective college teaching, mentoring, and advising, TLC gives "Peers' Choice" awards each year to outstanding faculty members. Awards will be presented at Convocation in the fall. Each award features a monetary stipend that varies according to available funds. Candidates need not be tenured or on a tenure track but no one may receive an award more than once in a five-year period. Please Note: Nominations of worthy candidates will be accepted using the online forms. See the sites below for each form.
Judges for the awards are recruited each year from across campus. Please indicate your willingness to serve as a judge by signing up for the Recognition and Awards Team.
Excellence in College Pedagogy Award
This award is given to a faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her peers, epitomizes the very best in college instruction. It is for someone who has mastered the skills of pedagogy; generates high levels of motivation in students; consistently elicits the best out of students; is noted for creativity, innovation, and risk- taking; inspires both students and colleagues; and continues to study the arts and sciences of college instruction.
Nominee form for Excellence in College Pedagogy Award If questions, contact Erin Kennedy
Excellence in Mentoring Award
This award is given to a faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her peers, is notable for his or her impact upon colleagues’ or students’ personal and professional growth through personal tutoring, counseling, scholarly activity, and a caring attitude. Great mentors generate motivation and dedication in others who continue in the traditions of a discipline or in the real world applications of that discipline.
Excellence in Advisement Award
This award is given to a faculty member who has made a significant difference in the lives of students, and in their academic choices and career development. An adviser who spends quality time with advisees helping them plan their academic and vocational careers; provides helpful advice and materials; uses feedback constructively to improve his or her skills; attends conferences and workshops on advisement; or receives frequent accolades for his or her advising is especially suited for this award. NOTE: Advisers can nominate themselves for this award or work with a peer to make the nomination.