Regional and National Teaching Awards

The Center for Teaching and Learning collaborates with faculty to develop robust, competitive dossiers for regional and national teaching awards. For more information about the awards and our processes, please contact Dr. Megan Mittelstadt at megan.mittelstadt@uga.edu. The SEC Faculty Awards and Fellows program are coordinated by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (provost.uga.edu/index.php/resources/). 

SEC Faculty Achievement Award

The award honor professors from SEC universities with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. In presenting the awards, the SEC becomes the only Division I conference within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) currently recognizing university faculty for their achievements, unrelated to athletics or student-athletes. To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

For more information: http://www.thesecu.com/sec-faculty-achievement-awards.php

SEC Professor of the Year Award

The award honor professors from SEC universities with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. In presenting the awards, the SEC becomes the only Division I conference within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) currently recognizing university faculty for their achievements, unrelated to athletics or student-athletes. To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized during the annual SEC Spring Banquet in May.

For more information: http://www.thesecu.com/sec-faculty-achievement-awards.php

SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

The University of Georgia’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty to work closely with select senior administrators (Mentors) to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership. The program is part of a broader initiative involving the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, known as the Academic Leadership Development Program. The mission of the SEC ALDP is “to identify, develop, prepare, and advance faculty as academic leaders in and for the Southeastern Conference universities.”

For more information: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/resources/fellowships/administrative-fellows-program/

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The winner of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the fall or spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University’s commitment to great teaching, the winner’s home department will receive $25,000.

For more information: http://www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards/

José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

The World Cultural Council's José Vasconcelos World Award of Education has been established as an acknowledgment of those who have the all-important labour of teaching the underlying basis of our present civilization. It is granted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or to a legislator of education policies who has had a significant influence on the advancement in the scope of culture for mankind.

For more information: http://consejoculturalmundial.org/jose-vasconcelos-world-award-of-education/

Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology is bestowed for highly creative contributions to teaching, learning, and technology upon college and university faculty. The award is sponsored by Pearson.

For more information: http://www.teachlearn.org/awardNom.pdf

Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The Boyer International Award is presented to university and college faculty for highly creative contributions to teaching, learning, and technology.

For more information: http://www.teachlearn.org/awardNom.pdf

Distinguished New Faculty Award

The Distinguished New Faculty Award is designed to pay tribute to new educators, who are guiding millennial students into the future. New pedagogical techniques and creative thinking are needed to engage and motivate the students of tomorrow. Today’s new faculty are responsible for this challenge. This award recognizes new faculty who are meeting this challenge, by celebrating their current contributions to advancing education and encouraging their future contributions to the teaching profession. 

For more information: http://www.teachlearn.org/awardNom.pdf

U.S. Professors of the Year

The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program honors our nation’s best undergraduate teachers—those who excel as educators and influence the lives and careers of their students. Sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. All undergraduate teachers in the United States, of any academic rank at private or public institutions, are eligible for the award. However, they cannot nominate themselves. Nominators must be members of the campus faculty or administration. Entries are judged by top U.S. educators and other active participants on the education scene. In 2014, the program recognized 35 winners—four national winners and 31 state winners.

For more information: http://www.usprofessorsoftheyear.org/

OLC (formerly Sloan Consortium) Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has recognized outstanding work in the field of online education through an annual awards process since 2001. At its annual conference, the organization recognizes outstanding work in the field of online education across multiple categories.

For more information: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/olc-awards/olc-awards-excellence-online-teaching-learning/

Campus Technology Innovators Awards

Campus Technology seeks to recognize exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative vendor partners who have deployed extraordinary campus technology solutions to campus challenges. 

For more information: http://campustechnology.com/innovators