PEW FTLC TEACHING AWARDS

Nomination forms and a description of the different Pew Teaching Excellence Awards can be found in the table below. Click here for recommendations for putting together a nomination packet.
 

NEW FOR 2013/14
THE BURCH, JACOBS & MOORE DIVERSITY TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Award was established to recognize distinguished teachers from around the University whose outstanding teaching advances/encourages diversity within the Grand Valley community. The award is named for the first graduates of color at Grand Valley who completed their studies in 1967: Joan Burch, Annie Jacobs, and James Moore. This award also celebrates the ways in which Grand Valley values inclusiveness as a significant part of the University’s fabric.

Grand Valley State University Inclusiveness Value Statement:
Possessing and mastering a range of thoughtful perspectives is necessary for open inquiry, a liberal education, and a healthy community.  Recognizing this, Grand Valley seeks to include, engage, and support a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.  The institution values a multiplicity of opinions and backgrounds, and is dedicated to incorporating multiple voices and experiences into every aspect of its operations.  We are committed to building institutional capacity and strengthening our liberal education through providing an inclusive environment for all of our Grand Valley constituents (Grand Valley State University, Strategic Plan, 2010 – 2015, p. 6).


This award is based on the following criteria, which are not ranked by order of importance, nor exclusive:

  • The nominee’s teaching demonstrates a commitment to diversity and provides clear support of inclusion.
  • The nominee contributes substantially to the climate of inclusion at the University. This involves the extent to which the nominee’s teaching activities have fostered awareness about diversity issues and/or promoted cultural competence.
  • The extent to which the nominee’s teaching activities have advanced a campus environment that is welcoming and supportive of differences (i.e. cultural, ethnic, racial, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and persons with disabilities, etc.).

And evidence to show:

  • The development and implementation of effective strategies for teaching that advance the understanding of underrepresented groups through classroom instruction.
  • The development, design, and completion of a campus program or workshop on a topic tied to inclusion.
  • Creating a new course (set of courses) that concentrates on diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Implementing curriculum modifications that incorporate multiple perspectives representing diverse voices.
  • Use of culturally-based pedagogical best practices that influence how students learn. 

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UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

PEW EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR
LIBRARY FACULTY

University Outstanding Teacher Awards were established to recognize one outstanding teacher each year. The nominee must be a tenured faculty member and meet the criteria for the Pew Teaching Excellence Awards, listed below:

  • Uses multiple approaches in classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation

  • Stimulates intellectual curiosity in students

  • Shows evidence of being current in field/discipline

  • Demonstrates commitment to student learning as instructor, role model, or positive influence on career development of students.

  • Reflects on past teaching experience to improve current practice

In addition, the nominee must demonstrate characteristics of outstanding teaching in the following areas:

  • Course expectations demonstrate consistently high standards.

  • Pedagogies used are designed to maximize students' engagement in their learning and to provide exemplary support so that all students can be successful.

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Pew Excellence Awards for Library Faculty were established to recognize a Librarian whose work supports teaching and learning at the university. All nominees must meet the first two criteria:

  • Demonstrates current knowledge of library trends and technology.

  • Reflects on past practices in order to improve current library practices.

In addition, they must demonstrate distinction in at least one of the following areas:

  • Shows evidence of responsible and effective acquisition, collection development, and/or management of resources.

  • Demonstrates innovative teaching related to information literacy for students, faculty, staff, or community audiences, in individual, classroom, or in-service venues (includes developing tools).

  • Provides evidence of effective liaisonship with assigned areas (such as departments, colleges, centers or institutes)

  • Provides examples of successful marketing of library resources, tools, and services

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PEW TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

PEW TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Pew Teaching Excellence Awards were established to recognize distinguished teachers from around the university and are presented at the Faculty Award Convocation each year. Nominees are selected by students, alumni, other faculty, or academic units. A link to the nomination form and procedures is found below.

This award is based on the following criteria, which are not ranked by order of importance, nor exclusive:

  • Uses multiple approaches in classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation

  • Stimulates intellectual curiosity in students

  • Shows evidence of being current in field/discipline

  • Demonstrates commitment to student learning as instructor, role model, or positive influence on career development of students

  • Reflects on past teaching experience to improve current practice 

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Pew Teaching with Technology Awards are to recognize faculty who use technology in innovative ways. This award is based on:

  • Teaching with technology in ways that are pedagogically sound

  • Novel adaption of instructional technologies

  • Leadership for the institution in the implementation of an important instructional technology

  • Dissemination of instructional methods throughout the university

  • Demonstration of course design that maximizes students' engagement in their learning

  • Use of past teaching experiences to improve current practice

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PEW TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR PART-TIME FACULTY

MICHIGAN CAMPUS COMPACT FACULTY/STAFF COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING AWARD

Pew Teaching Excellence Awards for Part-Time Faculty were established to recognize distinguished part-time teachers from around the university and are presented at the Faculty Awards Convocation.

This award is based on the following criteria, which are not ranked by order of importance, nor exclusive:

  • Uses multiple approaches in classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation

  • Stimulates intellectual curiosity in students

  • Shows evidence of being current in field/discipline

  • Demonstrates commitment to student learning as instructor, role model, or positive influence on career development of students.

  • Reflects on past teaching experience to improve current practice

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Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) recognizes outstanding community service and service-learning by faculty and staff of our members. The Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award is given to one person from each campus who engages or influences students to be involved in community service or service-learning through modeling, influence, or instruction.
 
GVSU has the opportunity to nominate one recipient who engages or influences students to be involved in community service or service-learning through modeling, influencing or instruction.  The recipient is determined through a selection process coordinated by the FTLC and Community Service Learning Center.  (Please do not send nominations directly to MCC.)
 
As announced in September 2010, this award will be given bi-annually.  The next recipient will be honored in January 2012 at the MCC Service Learning and Civic Engagement Institute.  Please check back for more information about GVSU's selection process.

http://www.micampuscompact.org/facultystaffawards.aspx

PAST TEACHING AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

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