CETL Teaching Innovation Award

The nominees for this award are open to all full time faculty from all University of Connecticut Campuses. The individuals considered for this recognition show a demonstrated commitment to continuously improving teaching through innovation and reflective practice. They are dedicated to teaching effectiveness and support enhanced levels of student engagement and learning.This year, one Teaching Innovation Award will be honored and the winner awarded a stipend of $5,000.

The winner will be presented at the CETL Reception in April. The recipient will present at a Teaching Innovation Showcase in the 2020/2021 academic year, contribute to faculty outreach, and work with CETL staff to support faculty innovation across the University.

Who is Eligible?
The nominees for this award are open to all full time faculty from all University of Connecticut Campuses. This year, one Teaching Innovation Award will be honored and the winner awarded a stipend of $5,000.

Nomination Procedure
This year, deans and department heads will nominate eligible faculty for the CETL Teaching Innovation Award based on the criteria above. Faculty will be notified of their candidacy by November 27th, and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 13th. A committee of former teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2020 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 9th and honored at the CETL Awards Reception on April 14, 2020.

Teaching Innovation Previous Award Winners

2020-2021

  • Anthony Rizzie, Mathematics
  • Sarah Reed, Animal Science

2019-2020

  • Cynthia Jones, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Stephen Stifano, Communications

2018-2019

  • Jamie Kleinman, Psychological Sciences, Avery Point

2017-2018

  • Jeffrey Ladewig, Political Science

2016-2017

  • Gary Robbins, Natural Resources and the Environment

2015-2016

  • Roger Travis, Literature, Culture & Languages

Teaching Scholar Award Winner Archives

2014-2015

  • John Andrew Jolly-Ballantine, Geography
  • Lauren Schlesselman, Pharmacy Practice

2013-2014

  • Jennifer Brown Mailly, Law School
  • Jason Courtmanche, English 

2012-2013

  • René Roselle, Curriculum and Instruction

2011-2012

  • Thomas Barber, Mechanical Engineering

2010-2011

  • Thomas Abbott, Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Kristen H. Kimball, Physiology & Neurobiology

2009-2010

  • Kevin McEvoy, Marketing