Teaching Awards

The College of Business has four teaching awards for its faculty members, with each award having its own set of criteria. The recipients for each of these awards are announced at the college’s annual faculty and staff banquet held in the spring semester.

 

Teaching Award Committee Members

  • Gary Bliss
  • Darren Brooks
  • Chuck Nyce
  • Jimmy Woodward
  • Lance Kerwin
  • Luke Hopins, Chair
  • Dennis Cradit, Ex-Officio

 

Nomination Process

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible to nominate faculty members for the college’s four teaching awards using the below nomination form. Faculty members are allowed to self-nominate.

The nomination period is open during the fall semester. Once the nomination period closes, the annual evaluation committees of each College of Business department submits one nominee for each award.


Please review each of the award eligibility requirements and criteria below, and then complete the form at the bottom of this page to nominate worthy College of Business faculty members.

Undergraduate Teaching Award

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be College of Business faculty members.
  • Nominees must teach undergraduate courses. Graduate teaching is not considered for this award.
  • Nominees must provide the following teaching materials for further award consideration:
    • A list of all undergraduate courses taught for the past two years
    • The last two years of teaching evaluations for undergraduate courses
    • A brief, one-page maximum, teaching statement (i.e. teaching philosophy)

Criteria

Teaching excellence is multi-faceted involving a wide range of behaviors. To receive an award, the recipient must be outstanding on a substantial number of dimensions. Evidence of these criteria can include, but are not limited to the following: student evaluations, difficulty of subject matter, student GPA and the faculty member’s willingness to be flexible, take new assignments and develop new courses, including online courses. 

The following are included as criteria for this award. These criteria were adapted from FSU’s university-level teaching standards and awards criteria. 

The nominees must:

  • Be available to students
  • Be helpful and take a personal interest in students
  • Use creative or innovative instructional techniques
  • Be receptive to students’ viewpoints and ideas
  • Relate his or her field to other disciplines
  • Organize and present subject matter in ways that interest and stimulate students
  • Help students make discriminating judgments among competing options
  • Challenge students’ thinking and assumptions
  • Help students grow in intellectual stature and skills
  • Provide a positive role model to students regarding the value of a university education
  • Inspire students to work hard and have pride in work
  • Emphasize the importance of values and standards in both academic and non-academic life
  • Impart respect for truth and a love of learning
  • Find ways to help students achieve and enhance their self-esteem through the demonstration of mastery
  • Encourage students to be critical and discriminating in their learning and educational career
  • Show respect for all persons regardless of gender, age, race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, nationality and mental or physical condition

Graduate Teaching Award

Eligibility

  • Nominees can be College of Business tenure-track or specialized faculty members
  • Nominees must teach graduate courses. Undergraduate teaching is not considered for this award.
  • Nominees must provide the following teaching materials for further award consideration:
    • A list of all graduate courses taught for the past two years
    • The last two years of teaching evaluations for graduate courses
    • A brief, one-page maximum, teaching statement (i.e. teaching philosophy)
    • If appropriate, a list of doctoral students mentored and evidence of effective doctoral student instruction

Criteria

Teaching excellence is multi-faceted involving a wide range of behaviors. To receive an award, the recipient must be outstanding on a substantial number of dimensions. Evidence of these criteria can include, but are not limited to the following: student evaluations, difficulty of subject matter, student GPA and the faculty member’s willingness to be flexible, take new assignments and develop new courses, including online courses. 

The following are included as criteria for this award. These criteria were adapted from FSU’s university-level teaching standards and awards criteria. 

The nominees must:

  • Be available to students
  • Be helpful and take a personal interest in students
  • Use creative or innovative instructional techniques
  • Be receptive to students’ viewpoints and ideas
  • Relate his or her field to other disciplines
  • Organize and present subject matter in ways that interest and stimulate students
  • Help students make discriminating judgments among competing options
  • Challenge students’ thinking and assumptions
  • Help students grow in intellectual stature and skills
  • Provide a positive role model to students regarding the value of a university education
  • Inspire students to work hard and have pride in work
  • Emphasize the importance of values and standards in both academic and non-academic life
  • Impart respect for truth and a love of learning
  • Find ways to help students achieve and enhance their self-esteem through the demonstration of mastery
  • Encourage students to be critical and discriminating in their learning and educational career
  • Show respect for all persons regardless of gender, age, race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, nationality and mental or physical condition

Distinguished Teaching Award

This award recognizes accumulated excellence in teaching over several years, and is presented to a deserving faculty member when appropriate, which is typically every two to three years.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be College of Business tenure-track or specialized faculty members
  • Nominees must demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding performance on a substantial number of dimensions of the below criteria
  • Nominees must provide the following teaching materials for further award consideration:
    • A list of all courses taught for the past three years
    • The last three years of teaching evaluations 
    • A copy of syllabi from the last three year’s courses taught
    • A letter grade distribution for each course (percentage of As, percentage of Bs, etc.)
    • A teaching statement (i.e. teaching philosophy)
    • A vita focused on teaching activities and accomplishments
    • If appropriate a list of doctoral students mentored and evidence of effective doctoral student instruction

Criteria

Teaching excellence is multi-faceted involving a wide range of behaviors. To receive an award, the recipient must be outstanding on a substantial number of dimensions. Evidence of these criteria can include, but are not limited to the following: student evaluations, difficulty of subject matter, student GPA and the faculty member’s willingness to be flexible, take new assignments and develop new courses, including online courses. 

The following are included as criteria for this award. These criteria were adapted from FSU’s university-level teaching standards and awards criteria. 

The nominees must:

  • Be available to students
  • Be helpful and take a personal interest in students
  • Use creative or innovative instructional techniques
  • Be receptive to students’ viewpoints and ideas
  • Relate his or her field to other disciplines
  • Organize and present subject matter in ways that interest and stimulate students
  • Help students make discriminating judgments among competing options
  • Challenge students’ thinking and assumptions
  • Help students grow in intellectual stature and skills
  • Provide a positive role model to students regarding the value of a university education
  • Inspire students to work hard and have pride in work
  • Emphasize the importance of values and standards in both academic and non-academic life
  • Impart respect for truth and a love of learning
  • Find ways to help students achieve and enhance their self-esteem through the demonstration of mastery
  • Encourage students to be critical and discriminating in their learning and educational career
  • Show respect for all persons regardless of gender, age, race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, nationality and mental or physical condition


Teaching Award Nomination Form

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