Outstanding Teacher Award

The College of Education and Community Innovation Outstanding Teacher Award honors an individual who excels at developing students in the classroom, preparing them to be well-rounded and high-quality professionals.

Award Eligibility

Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty

Award Criteria

This award is based on the following criteria, which are not ranked by order of importance or exhaustive:

  • Ability to demonstrate resourcefulness and expand on textual material, applying scholarly research to classroom instruction.
  • Evidence of being current in the field and the ability to demonstrate the relevancy of course material.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate enthusiasm in the classroom.
  • Demonstration of innovation and flexibility, an ability to stimulate intellectual curiosity and challenge students.
  • Demonstration of a commitment to student learning as an instructor, role model, or positive influence on the career development of students.
  • Reflects on past teaching experience and feedback to improve current practice.
Joshua Sheffer, 2023 Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient

2023 Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient
School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies


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