The WSU Tri-Cities faculty teaching award recognizes faculty who use innovative and high-impact practices in the classroom.
All appointed members of the WSU Tri-Cities faculty at the time of nomination are eligible for this award. This includes adjunct faculty.
The WSU Tri-Cities Outstanding Teaching Award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements in teaching of the WSU Tri-Cities faculty. The award is presented to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated excelled in the following areas of instruction:
Versatility in course content, application of teaching and learning scholarship, and/or development of teaching methods and class materials using high-impact practices;
Effectiveness/impact of teaching on students, program, and/or campus; and
Quality of teaching materials (such as syllabi, assignments, projects, tests, and lectures).
Nominations are welcome from WSU Tri-Cities faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni. Self-nominations are also encouraged.
Nominators are asked to complete a nomination form online. The form asks for the nominee’s name and a brief narrative stating why the nominee is deserving of the award. Following review of the nominating forms, the selection committee will identify a list of finalists and will invite those listed to apply.
Nominations are closed for 2016-2017.
Application Required for Finalists
Those finalists who are interested in applying for the award must submit the following documents to the selection committee:
1 Syllabus and 1-2 examples of class assignments, projects, activities, tests, or lectures;
1-3 Letters of Recommendation (can be from colleagues, administrators, students, and alumni);
1 Teaching Observation Report (maximum 2 pages – can be from colleagues or administrators)
Teaching Narrative that addresses the following questions (max 2 pages):
How do your teaching methods help create an engaging classroom?
What has been your greatest success as a teacher?
As the recipient of this award, how would you use this recognition to broaden your impact on the Tri-Cities campus?