Academic Senate (with aerial photo of campus in background)
Photograph 2003 by Alan Nyiri, courtesy of the Atkinson Photographic Archive.

Distinguished Teaching Award


In evaluating "distinguished teaching" the Committee on Teaching will take into account a variety of elements. Among the factors that will be considered are:

  • Impact on students (e.g. the eventual success of the students, students who changed their major, career plans, or lives in some way
  • Efforts to create a learning environment in which diverse students can succeed
  • Scholarly approach to teaching (e.g. the use of innovative teaching methods in the classroom; programmatic innovations in curriculum and the impact such innovations might have at the local or national level
  • Size, number, and diversity of classes taught
  • Involvement in community-linked projects and profession
  • Teaching ratings

Criteria for Mentorship in Undergraduate Research Award

  • Evidence of mentoring undergraduates. This section of the dossier should provide factual evidence for mentorship, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • List of student mentored in entry-level research, such as the Student Research Program (SRP) course
    • Advanced seminars, laboratories or studio classes in which each student must complete a directed research project
    • List of students mentored in independent studies courses (ie.199); include titles of papers or projects
    • List of students mentored in honors research (ie.198, formally 199H) or senior projects in the performing arts or engineering desigh; include titles of papers or projects
    • List of publications in which a mentored undergraduate student was a co-author or sole author; student's name should be listed in bold type and underlined
    • List of presentations (e.g. science abstracts/posters) or performances (e.g. concerts, poetry readers, theater, film, etc.) given by mentored undergraduate students

    Please note that this data should be from the last five years.