ITAA Teaching Excellence Award
Excellence Award is given to recognize leadership and contribution to
undergraduate and graduate education. This award is open to all ranks. The
candidate must be a member of ITAA and have at least 5 years of teaching
experience as a full-time faculty member at the time of nomination.
Packet: Self-nominations and nominations
from other ITAA members are welcome. In addition, professionals who are
not ITAA members (such as department chairs and deans) may nominate candidates.
The following nomination materials
are required and must be submitted through the online submission site by
An information sheet that includes:
nominator’s name, address, telephone number, and Email address; nominee’s name
address, telephone number, and Email address; Email address of the University
Communications/Marketing division affiliated with the nominee; and 200 word
description of nominee’s accomplishments suitable for a “press release”.
Letter of nomination.
Minimum of two (2) letters of
support from other ITAA members. Letters should specify reasons for the
nomination and highlight the significant and exceptional teaching of the
nominee (Nominator should retain original copies of the support
letters. Support letters will be compiled into presentation packets for
A short version of the current curriculum vita of nominee
focusing on teaching related activities and achievements.
Nominee’s 750 words of statement
highlighting teaching excellence.
Photo of nominee (minimum 300
Compile files into one
folder. Name the folder, “Teaching Excellence-Nominee’s
Name”. Compress folder into a zip file and be prepared to upload the zip
file during the online submission process. Deadline for submissions is
February 1. Online submission site opens January 6.
for Evaluating Nominees: ITAA member
who exhibits clear evidence in at least two of the following categories
will be seriously considered.
Undergraduate student mentorship of
ITAA design, research, etc.
Graduate student mentorship of ITAA
design, research, etc.
presentation at ITAA
Nomination/recognition of teaching
excellence at their affiliations such as grants for curriculum development,
VP of Operations will distribute the materials among the Faculty Fellowship and
Awards Committee; at least one ITAA Fellow will serve on the review
committee. Recommendations from the committee, including a summary of the
criteria from which the recommendations were drawn, will be forwarded to the
Vice-President for Operations who will present the nominations(s) to the
Executive Council for a 2/3 majority vote and final selection.
Excellence Award Recognition:
Upon Council approval of the
nomination(s), the VP of Operations will notify the nominee. Receipt of
materials grants permission to use the materials for publicity and retention in
the ITAA archives. Teaching Excellence Award recipients are encouraged to attend the ITAA Annual conference to be recognized and to receive the award. Award recipients will receive a conference registration fee
waiver, a trophy, and an opportunity to share their appreciation for receiving
the award through the ITAA newsletter.