CETL University Teaching Awards

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning University Teaching Awards are held annually to honor faculty and graduate students who show exemplary commitment to their teaching craft. The winners of these awards are leaders in their disciplinary pedagogy, innovation, and have an unequaled focus on student success.

 

University Teaching Fellow

The nominees for this award are open to all full-time faculty (tenure track, or faculty in residence) with 5 years continuous service at the University. The individuals considered for this recognition show a commitment to teaching, demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy, and an interest in fostering innovative teaching practices at the University.

This year, up to two Teaching Fellows will be honored and the winner awarded a stipend of $5,000.

The fellows will be celebrated and receive their medallions at the CETL Reception in April.  Teaching Fellow engage in a number of teaching and learning activities including participation in workshops developed by CETL, encouraging teaching assistants to visit their classrooms, and serving as mentors for faculty in their discipline areas.

Who is Eligible?

The nominees for this award are limited to full-time faculty with 5 years continuous service at the University.

Nomination Procedure

This year, deans and department heads will nominate eligible faculty for the CETL Teaching Fellow Award based on the criteria above. Faculty will be notified of their candidacy by November 19th, and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 7th. A committee of former teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2022 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 8th and honored at the CETL Awards TBD.

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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 19th, and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 7th. A committee of former teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2022 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 8th and honored at the CETL Awards Reception TBD.

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CETL Outstanding Adjunct Awards

The nominees for this award are limited to adjunct faculty with teaching service to the University. The individuals considered for this recognition show a commitment to teaching, demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy, and an interest in fostering innovative teaching practices at the University.

It is intended that up to two such Outstanding Adjuncts will be honored and each awarded a stipend of $2,500.

The Outstanding Adjunct Awards will be presented at the CETL Reception in April, engage in a number of teaching and learning activities including participation in workshops developed by CETL.

Who is Eligible?

It is intended that up to two such Outstanding Adjuncts will be honored and each awarded a stipend of $2,500. These individuals have a continual dedication to teaching at the University, at least once a semester per year over a 5-year period to the University.

Nomination Procedure

This year, deans and department heads will nominate eligible faculty for the CETL Outstanding Adjunct Award based on the criteria above. Faculty will be notified of their candidacy by November 19th and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 7th. A committee of former teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2022 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 8th and honored at the CETL Awards Reception on TBD.

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CETL Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Guidelines

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards were established in 1999 to recognize teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in the classroom or laboratory. The nominee for this award should demonstrate effective instructional skills, possess excellent interpersonal skills, provide practical feedback, and contribute to the development of the instructional program.

The value of each Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award will be $2,500 to be presented at the CETL Awards Reception in April.

Nomination Procedure

This year, deans and department heads will nominate eligible graduate students for the CETL Outstanding Graduate Teachings Award based on the criteria above. Graduate Students will be notified of their candidacy by November 19th, and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 7th. A committee of former teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2022 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 8th and honored at the CETL Awards Reception TBD.

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