Faculty Development Award

Posted by on August 22, 2003

We encourage you to nominate exemplary service-learning faculty development programs for this award:

Top winner receives $30,000 prize

TIAA-CREF sponsors the Hesburgh Award to salute dynamic learning initiatives that enhance undergraduate teaching and study and to encourage such initiatives at America’s colleges and universities. The nomination form is available online at:
<a href="http://www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org/awards/2004hesburgh.pdf">http://www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org/awards/2004hesburgh.pdf </a> or by calling 800-842-2733, extension 7302.

Nominations are due 10/1/03

Award criteria include:
Signicance of the faculty development program to enhance undergraduate teaching, demonstrated by the extent to which it:
* Addresses an important undergraduate teaching and learning challenge on the campus and displays a concept or design with a potential for far-reaching impact.
* Represents a fresh direction beyond a conventional response in its approach to faculty development.
* Supports the diverse,,multicultural aspects of education.

Rationale appropriate to achieving the program s objectives:
* Consistent with the college s mission,building on the strengths and capabilities of faculty and students,and clearly communicating its objectives and expected teaching and learning outcomes.
* Incorporating a strong analysis of the situation and an effective implementation strategy.
* Demonstrating wise use of resources,,strong institutional support,inclusive planning,high faculty participation,and committed financial and human resources.

A program’s proven success and impact as demonstrated by:
* Evidence of systemic change in teaching effectiveness and sustained faculty commitment,including:the extent of faculty participation,the formalization of the program,and its integration into teaching philosophy.
* Objective,,hard data documenting improvements in undergraduate learning outcomes and student advancement.

Successful results showing program’s impact on the academic community, such as self-evaluations,best-practice analysis,and emulation or adaptation by Indiana University Bloomington’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program was the 2003 the winner. IUB’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program (SOTL) encourages faculty members from around the campus to engage in cross-disciplinary research and discussions on what works in the classroom. For more information, visit <a href="http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/777.html">http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/777.html</a>

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